Much has changed in our world since I last wrote to you via the pages of Invenite. Let me say at the outset that I hope that you, our University of Plymouth alumni and supporters, are safe and well, wherever you are and whatever you are doing.
For the staff and students here, these past 12 months have forced us to consider how we continue to nurture our academic community when the face-to-face dynamic upon which it is founded is fundamentally challenged.
I am proud to say that they have been equal to that challenge: through tireless endeavour and collegiate collaboration finding practical and effective solutions. With empathy and compassion, they have supported one another in juggling family commitments and a rapidly changing working environment. The result is that together, in just a matter of weeks, the University achieved things that it would take most institutions years to implement.
Our ability to respond and redefine the way we do things is one of the reasons why I am so confident in the future of our University. It is a confidence that I see reflected in the themes of this publication.