Corporate Responsibility

The University’s vision is to transform the prospects of individuals, employers and society through excellence in practical, relevant and work-based education, research and knowledge exchange.

As an exempt charity within the meaning of the Charities Act 1993, the University’s commitment to Corporate Responsibility underpins and finds expression in our charitable purposes. Our primary purpose is the advancement of education; however, there is also a strong commitment to the promotion of health and the saving of lives; citizenship and community development; equality and inclusion; the development of the arts, culture, heritage and science; and the protection and improvement of our environment. Our approach and the priorities we set for ourselves reflect the core values of the University, which are:

  • We create opportunity
  • We think differently
  • We build community

Our commitment to Corporate Responsibility is implicit in our Corporate Goals and in our Mission and Vision as set out in the Corporate Plan 2011-16. We are committed to embedding the highest standards of Corporate Responsibility across the University, to working to the highest ethical standards, and to educating our students to be socially, economically and environmentally responsible citizens.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Our commitment to the advancement of education for the public benefit is underpinned and supported by the work of the Equality Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the development and implementation of the following guidance, policies and priorities: