People and Culture Strategy

Progressing the People and Culture pillar

Our organisational strategy identifies People and Culture as one of the four pillars fundamental to achieving our Vision for 2035:

Oxford Brookes University is distinctive in nature. It is a modern, forward thinking institution rooted in and connected to a city with a rich history of culture and learning. Through our excellence in teaching, research and knowledge exchange we make the world a better and fairer place.

We are internationally respected for our bold leadership and innovation in education; for helping organisations to develop sustainably; and for impactful research that is changing the world.

We equip people with the skills, knowledge, mind-set, and attributes required to face new challenges and thrive in a complex, uncertain world.

We inspire and drive collective progress through individual endeavour. Our inclusive and friendly community is our greatest asset. We embrace supportive challenge as a catalyst for change. Through the open exchange of knowledge and ideas, by prioritising the progression of equality, diversity and inclusion and seeking out the new, we shape tomorrow.

Oxford Brookes University People and Culture

Our draft strategy

Our new People and Culture strategy will drive the capacity, capability and commitment we need to build the culture that will underpin this ambition.

These pages outline the steps we have taken to understand both ‘how things are now’ and the culture that our staff want to work in and that will enable us to achieve our objectives. This started with the O.C. Tanner survey in 2021 and has now culminated in a draft strategy, on which we are seeking your feedback.

Below you will find more information about the O.C. Tanner process and results and the framework they use.

Please read the draft strategy and complete the feedback survey by 20 January. 

We will use your feedback to finalise the strategy for consideration by the Board of Governors in March. Then we will develop the operational plan that will lay out how we will deliver the strategy and the measures that will help us map our progress.

Our partnership with O.C. Tanner

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Over the latter part of 2021, we partnered with O.C. Tanner, an external consultancy, to carry out a number of feedback and listening activities, which included a culture survey completed by more than 1,100 staff across the University.

The information and insight gained from these activities will inform the development of our People & Culture strategy.

Find out more about O.C. Tanner and its work on culture on the O.C. Tanner website.

You can find out more about the O.C. Tanner work here at Oxford Brookes and the results from it by following the links below.