Our values

Students in a lectureWe have established ourselves as a top ten UK university with a reputation for research and teaching excellence. Our community is characterised by its culture of high achievement, enterprise and creativity.

Our values are evidenced in our commitment to:

Prized attributes

The attributes that our community prizes are:

The determination to excel: proactive in positioning ourselves for future excellence and success, ambitious in our goals, and united in our drive to achieve greater international prominence and higher standards. 

An enterprising approach: encouraging creativity and entrepreneurship across the community, researching new ways to meet global challenges, developing problem-solving and enterprise skills, and introducing more effective business processes.

An international perspective: attracting the best staff and students from around the world, placing research and teaching in an international context and forming strategic alliances with leading international partners.

A supportive culture: creating a welcoming, inclusive campus community that values the individual and supports the realisation of their potential.

A collaborative style of working: pursuing research and teaching in partnership with business, the professions, the public sector, the voluntary sector and other partners.