Best University in The UK*

*University Compare 2023 Rankings

Our Vision

We are an ambitious and forward thinking institution that challenges convention and believes passionately in the concept of 'One University' – a community working together to achieve common student-centered objectives within a clear strategy.

Our vision is to be recognised as a modern civic university delivering solutions to the challenges of the 21st century.

Our values


We believe in the power of education to drive transformation across social, cultural and economic boundaries.


We are innovative and progressive with an entrepreneurial spirit; we think creatively about new ways to do things.


We strive for the highest standards in everything we do.


We believe that by working together in partnership we can achieve strong and lasting results.


We believe in leading the way, challenging convention and breaking new ground.


We believe in the power of sharing expertise, and of people coming together with a common purpose.

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