Our unique character is built on our vision, mission and values; reflecting who we are, why we matter and why we are different.
To be recognised across the world as a University that addresses the needs of society through innovative and interdisciplinary research; learning and teaching of the highest quality; and by sharing our knowledge with the world.
Our contribution and approach are defined by:
Developing people and helping society through the pursuit and understanding of knowledge. We create the conditions for innovative, interdisciplinary research, and communicate what we have learned to the wider world in a clear and useful manner.
Transforming the lives of our students and staff by giving them opportunities to reach their full potential intellectually and emotionally; by making them resilient and giving them the skills they need for the modern world; and by instilling in them a sense of responsibility to promote public good.
Creating global citizens, working in partnership with governments, business and industry, the public and third sectors, and colleagues in other institutions, to identify and meet the changing needs of society.
Leading the way globally in our areas of research expertise and through the delivery of an outstanding learning experience.
Being open in all we do, communicating the work and worth of the University to the wider world, and engaging people in the delivery of our vision.
Growing the University in innovative ways, embedding sustainability, and making it a role model for the sector.
Focusing on innovation and excellence, the strategy sets out our vision, institutional priorities and objectives for the next five years. Find out more about by reading our Strategic Plan 2016-2021.