Our Mission

Inspired by the University’s Church of England foundation our mission is to:

  • Excel at teaching, learning and research
  • Enable all students to achieve in the highest possible standard in their chosen field of study
  • Provide life‑enriching opportunities for our students
  • Recognise aspiration and achievements and provide opportunities for self‑development
  • Foster an ethos in which individuals are valued and diversity is celebrated
  • Develop productive partnerships to extend and deepen our external contribution regionally, nationally and internationally

Our Values

  • We aim to be an inclusive community which fosters an ethos of mutual respect, trust and care
  • We seek to take an ethical approach to all activity and policy‑making
  • We recognise the place of faith within the human experience and provide for its practice, nurture and exploration
  • We believe in education, learning and the facilitation of personal development, placing high value upon the academic quality of the courses we offer
  • We want to make a positive impact on the societies in which we live and work and this includes supporting sustainable development and fairtrade

Our Ethos

We are for life in all its fullness:

  • Valuing Faith
  • Creating Community
  • Inspiring Trust
  • Informing Conscience
  • Attaining Wisdom

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