MVLS 2025

Published: 1 July 2022

Prof Iain McInnes on shaping the future of the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences

Dear Colleagues,

The College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences has enjoyed remarkable success since its foundation in 2010. There is no doubt that the world has changed considerably over the last decade and will do so with increasing pace in the post-pandemic landscape. To succeed in this new and dynamic environment, we need to anticipate opportunities and be agile in our responses. 

We have developed thematic strategies for Education, Research, and Innovation, Engagement & Enterprise. These have articulated an ambition for the College that requires a unification of purpose around core thematic priorities. They also recognise the importance of colleagues coming together, regardless of job family or career stage, to bring diverse expertise to tackle complex challenges.

With effect from 1 August 2022, we will unite colleagues across eight Schools, focused on disciplinary interests rather than by whether teaching or research is the primary function. Our new organisational structure will enable us to realise our three ambitious College strategies. Alongside our Schools, College Services will provide invaluable support to deliver our strategies.  

We are delighted to have appointed excellent leadership teams in our Schools, including Heads of School, Heads of Professional Services and Directors of Education, Research, and Innovation, Engagement & Enterprise, in whom I have full confidence. I look forward to working with them and know they look forward to collaborating with colleagues across the University going forward.

I wish to take this opportunity to thank colleagues within the College and University Services for all you have done and continue to do to support MVLS 2025. Your skills and experience are essential to ensure the success of the reshaping of the College and the realisation of our Education, Research, and Innovation, Engagement & Enterprise strategies. We can look forward to exciting times ahead!

To learn more about our developments, please visit our dedicated MVLS 2025 webpage.

Best wishes,


Professor Iain McInnes CBE

Vice Principal and Head of College

First published: 1 July 2022