Exeter College Reveals Strategic Plan and New Set of College Values
Exeter College has announced its strategic plan and unveiled its new set of values that will be fit for the future.
In the plans, the College has set out the vision ‘to be an exceptional college,’ and a mission statement that says the College aims to ‘shape futures by delivering world-class education and training for our city and region.’
Staff, students, and key stakeholders gathered together at Exeter College’s South West Institute of Technology Digital and Data Centre on Tuesday 7 June 2022 to celebrate the launch of the strategic plan and values.
“We want people to understand the way we do things around here, that we want to be ambitious; for our students, and for our community. We want to collaborate so that together we are stronger, and we want to make sure that people feel a buzz and an energy when they come into Exeter College. We hope that there is a real connection between the vision that we are trying to achieve and the values that we imbue as a college.”Principal and Chief Executive, John Laramy CBE
As part of the celebrations the College has produced a film, including their partners from the city, detailing how the values are embedded throughout everything they do.
Exeter College Chair of Governors and Deputy CEO at Exeter City Council, Bindu Arjoon, attended the event and introduced the film, she said:
“Our strategic plan outlines where the College will focus over the next few years in order to achieve our vision of being an exceptional college. Exceptional for our students of today and tomorrow and also exceptional in our role supporting and serving the city and wider area.
“These values are our guiding principles and capture how we show up; who we are and how we behave amongst ourselves and when we work with others.”
The College has worked with several partners across the city to create a values film that truly reflects the work it does with the community and to share the message of the new values.
The College would like to thank the following people and organisations for their support in this endeavour.
- Bindu Arjoon – Exeter City Council
- Jean Brett – The Deaf Academy
- Penny Endersby – Met Office
- John Hart – Devon County Council
- Karime Hassan MBE – Exeter City Council
- Moira Marder – Ted Wragg Trust
- Caroline Nicholson – Devon Recovery Learning Community / Devon Partnership Trust NHS
- Lisa Roberts – University of Exeter
- Tony Rowe OBE – Exeter Chiefs
- Julian Tagg – Exeter City Football Club
Principal and Chief Executive, John Laramy CBE, said:
“Students, schools, employers, partners, stakeholders, and staff will all, we hope, see their priorities brought to life in our strategic plan for the next five years.
“We became an outstanding college in 2012 and repeated that feat in 2014, so we felt it was important to have a vision that helped us as a college to move forward. To be an exceptional college feels like the next natural step. As a college we were very keen to develop a set of values that really do feel like Exeter College. Some of our staff here have come up with “Our values are what makes us, us!” which I think is very apt!
“We want people to understand the way we do things around here, that we want to be ambitious; for our students, and for our community. We want to collaborate so that together we are stronger, and we want to make sure that people feel a buzz and an energy when they come into Exeter College. We hope that there is a real connection between the vision that we are trying to achieve and the values that we imbue as a college.”