An overview of our objectives and direction of travel.
- To support the University to be internationally recognised as a place of learning that is shaped and driven by compassion where our staff and students are known for their emotional and relational intelligence.
- To support students to graduate from our university with a rich understanding of compassion and experience of integrating compassionate practice into learning, work and life.
- To enable students and staff to be leaders in applying compassionate principles and practice
- To be a resource for the city and the world in translating evidence and catalysing gaps in research and teaching.
As a result of our work:
- Staff and students feel connected to each other and have a sense of belonging to the University community
- Students graduate with an evidenced-portfolio of citizenship that demonstrates a lived understanding of compassion in action.
- Staff recognise the value of delivering research and teaching that is shaped by the principles of compassion, and adapt their practice accordingly.
- Our staff, students and partners are more committed to delivering – locally and globally – to the SDGs because we are a more compassion community.
- Because of how we work, the evidence we generate and the way we translate knowledge, people from a wide range of sectors have tools to embed compassion in everyday practice to bring about sustained change in the city, nation and the world.
- The Global Compassion Initiative to have a significantly increased profile across the University and within the city.
- New students to be introduced to this work and worldview within the first month of their training
- To pilot staff training and student training
- To host conversations and symposia on the science and practice of compassion
- Advance compassion activities (e.g. Portfolio of Citizenship, Global Compassion Index (for businesses), MOOC on Common Compassion)