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Mission and strategy

Vision and mission

Our strategy

The Digital Education Service has been fundamental in helping facilitate the acceleration of online learning and teaching. In the last few years, this acceleration has coincided with the response to COVID-19, meaning Leeds has been in a unique position to respond proactively to the pandemic.

In 2021, the Service launched its new Digital Education strategy, aligned to the vision for Digital Transformation at the University of Leeds. The strategy sets out a vision for digital education which is technologically and digitally innovative and which provides an accessible, inclusive and inspirational digital education experience for all.

Our priorities

As part of the Digital Education strategy, the Service has three key priorities:

Online Education

Efficiently and rapidly grow our fully online education portfolio of degrees, sub-degree qualifications and short courses for online learners and professional learners worldwide, helping generate revenue for the University.

Innovation in teaching

Continuously innovate, invest and develop online learning and systems to enhance the digital education experience of our taught students and postgraduate researchers, on-campus and online.


Work in partnership with global universities and technology partners to co-create open, community-based, sustainable online education that supports lifelong learning aligned to the University’s research strengths.