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I’m delighted to welcome you to this look back over another year of tremendous success for the University of Plymouth.
As you’ll see in this Annual Review, our University makes a difference in all kinds of ways that truly benefit our students and the wider communities we serve – regionally, nationally and globally – through excellence in the quality of our teaching and research, alongside our civic responsibilities in the city we are proud to call home.
These are challenging times for higher education in the UK, yet in the face of significant economic headwinds, including the cost-of-living concerns that affect us all – from individuals to multi-million-pound institutions – our financial position remains robust.
At Plymouth, we continue to deliver world-class research and you can find out more about a wide selection of extraordinary – often award-winning – advances and achievements in this review.
Meanwhile, the energy and investment we put into making sure Plymouth’s students receive an exceptional education and experience have been rewarded through a triple Gold rating in the Office for Students’ Teaching Excellence Framework; an achievement everyone at the University should be proud of, as we are one of a select number of institutions to receive this accolade.
All of this is underpinned by our deep commitment to sustainability; 2023 was the year in which we became only the second university in the country to be verified as carbon neutral.
A key element of this success is our approach to delivering our decade-long £250 million Campus Masterplan, which saw £100 million of developments open in 2023. Both InterCity Place and the Babbage Building have been transformed into world-class, sustainable structures fit for the 21st century and beyond.
I would like to thank everyone here at the University of Plymouth, along with our many supporters and funders, for making this success possible, and I hope you enjoy this review of 2023.
Professor Judith Petts CBE 
Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive
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