Experimental, Risk-Taking Activity

The three Eastern Arc universities were founded on radical, interdisciplinary principles. Our strategy will safeguard this spirit, and encourage our staff to be ‘freer, more daring, more experimental.’

To do so, we will:

  • Examine what it means to effectively collaborate and develop creative and supportive communities, building on the work of the Wellcome Trust and others in ‘reimaging research’.
  • Provide a dedicated small grant scheme to fund experimental work that has a significant chance of failure.
  • Encourage academics to go beyond their discipline, and beyond the traditional ways of working, to engage with internal and external stakeholders who can provide different perspectives, different knowledge and different skills.