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How we create value

How our people, infrastructure, finance, networks, and partnerships help us create value for our stakeholders. Part of the Annual Report and Accounts 2019/20.

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We create and sustain value for our students, staff, alumni, society and partners.

As part of our Annual Report & Accounts, we show how we use what we draw from to create and sustain value for our numerous stakeholders. Examples within the report demonstrate how we allocate resources, manage risks and develop opportunities through our education, research and engagement.

What we draw from

We draw from the following to create non-financial and financial value:

  • people
  • networks and partnerships
  • infrastructure
  • finance

How we create value

We enhance teaching and research by utilising the skills of exceptional individuals who have specific expertise and experience.

We work with our stakeholders to identify the challenges that face society and the skills required for our students and this informs our curriculum.

We work with our partners in providing placement opportunities for our students further enhancing their learning experiences with real life work environments.

We employ the best possible staff from around the world who undertake both applied and blue sky research to generate knowledge. This enhanced understanding benefits society and is embedded within our teaching which attracts highly able students to our city.

Our high quality campus and activities are sustained by fees received for teaching and payments for undertaking research. We also receive donations and generate income from other areas such as accommodation, facility use and investments. All surpluses are reinvested for the benefit of our stakeholders.

Our research addresses global challenges and our graduates make significant contributions to society.

Outputs

Knowledge and understanding

The generation of new knowledge for global benefit results in an enhanced reputation for working at the highest level. Find out how we change the world with our research.

Student experience

Exceptional curricular, non-curricular sporting and social opportunities result in high rates of graduate employment in professional jobs or further study. Read about how we provide quality education and student experience.

Enhancing capability of people

People with the skills, motivation, knowledge and experience to deliver together for a community. Find out about our response to COVID-19.

Capacity of infrastructure

High quality sustainable built environment with an ongoing investment in facilities and equipment. Read more about how we are enhancing our campus.

Financial stability

A successful operating model and a strong financial position enables financial sustainability and provides for future investment. Find out more about our response to financial sustainability following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stakeholder value

We share the value we create for the benefit of our stakeholders.

Students

We reinvest in our educational provision for both current and future students.

Staff

We develop our staff through a number of programmes to grow their capability and our base and reinvest in staff facilities and new appointments.

Alumni

We have developed a significant professional alumni network and support graduates into professional employment or further study.

Society

We create value for the benefit of the regional economy and are the 2nd largest employer in the city. We work with local communities to attract jobs and investment into the region.

Partner organisations

We work with research funders, government agencies and society to share the value we create and nurture partnerships with employers and other universities to create additional value.