Imagine…… a real University for the Common Good
Have you ever imagined……. what would happen if GCU could be re-made, and re-imagined, run and resourced in a manner that was based on the vision, outlook and understanding of its staff and students?
What would the university look like in 2030 – how would our vision of the university differ from that of GCU’s official 2030 strategy?
In short how would a university such as ours – the University for the Common Good – operate in a post-pandemic world?
Last year, the UCU in Scotland published our vision of what we believe should be the future for Higher Education in Scotland. You can download it below. We want to look at what this means for us in GCU.
Already we have seen a massive shift in the way that many staff – mostly academic – have had to work, on-line and from home. Our professional and support staff have also been affected by pandemic working in a different and often more difficult manner.
The effect of Brexit has brought about the end of Erasmus student exchanges, and is transforming the student base that we have operated with for many years.
During the pandemic, the experience of our existing students has been turned upside down in many ways, and the whole sector is facing uncertainty – with rising inflation now looming, and the Scottish government – although much friendlier to the sector than the UK government – are looking at re-organising the college and university sector over the next few years.Continue reading