Our Mission Statement
To be a University of excellence serving the region, which:
delivers teaching and research to world-class standards
fosters scholarship and culture
develops responsible students capable of critical reasoning and practical action
is open and accessible
is an effective community working in partnership with others
The University is committed to the discovery, transmission, dissemination and application of knowledge and good practice in an environment which fully supports the freedom of intellectual inquiry, of creativity, and of professional development.
The University is committed to developing capable and adaptable graduates who
are independent and rational thinkers
have employment and life skills
are sensitive to environmental and social needs
can work collaboratively
are equipped for lifelong learning
The University is committted to the well-being of its staff and students, and to the personal and professional development in a culture of trust and equality of opportunity. As a community, we will
be responsive to the needs and aspirations of others
demonstrate a sense of social responsibility
work collaboratively with others in our region and beyond
The University will strive to maximise educational opportunities for all able to benefit, and will provide courses which are flexible in entry requirements, in modes of attendance and in level, and which allow progression.
The University will be effective in all that it undertakes, seeking value for money, having regard for the environment, and striving through good management to make sustainable use of our human, physical, technological and fiscal resources.
The University will strive for the highest quality and standards in teaching and research, in support of students, in all our other activities, and in our working environment.