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We aim to become a universally acknowledged world centre of higher education.


  • Excellence in research and teaching
  • Ambition and drive
  • Accessibility
  • Entrepreneurial flair
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Commitment – to solving global problems
  • Service – to the University’s surrounding area, the UK and internationally
  • Community – lively, welcoming and challenging for staff and students
  • Independence – the University is an independent entity, autonomous in its governance, subscribing to the principles of unfettered rational enquiry

Students on the Piazza