We are a thriving university with a deep commitment to teaching and research excellence. Established in 1840 by the Church of England, everything we do is underpinned by an unrelenting commitment to our values.
OUR MISSION: TO BE A BEACON OF EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE, SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE.
We are a community committed to making a difference, passionate about seeing individuals and communities flourish.
Our values of Compassion, Individuals Matter and Spirituality shape how we do this and why – we believe academic freedom leads to big ideas which in turn lead to social justice and creativity for a better world.
Conscious of the kinship that exists between all life, we seek to nurture compassion and embody social justice for people, animals and the planet. This is a supportive, caring and safe place to work and study. Staff and students are supported to flourish, encouraged to help others and empowered to make a difference in the world. We seek to challenge and nurture in all staff and students a love and value for all life and the planet. Staff and students are empowered to change the world for the better, challenge convention with compassion and stand up for what they believe to be true.
We are passionate about seeing individuals flourish here. The dignity and wellbeing of individuals is important as are their opinions and views. We are committed to working globally to ensure equality and justice for all. Everyone is welcome here. Staff and students will learn to value and appreciate others, whoever they are and whatever their background. Together, we will be supported and challenged to reach our full potential. Our staff and students are nurtured to embrace equality, diversity and inclusivity to the full. Staff and students are supported to fight for integrity and justice in a world of compromises and prejudice.
We celebrate our Anglican Christian foundation and welcome people of all faiths and none. In a world in which religion is often associated with exclusivity and anti-intellectualism, we seek to model ways of being religious which are inclusive and intellectually robust.
We believe that everyone expresses their spirituality through a unique collage of values, disciplines and practices. Working and studying here will give you a chance to experience and reflect on the creativity, beauty and compassion in life – together, we aim to explore the mystery of life and grow in wisdom and love.
Our passion is to see staff and students grow as a whole person. It is safe to try new things here, to stand up for what you believe in. You will be supported to engage with the big and deep questions of life, to bring about change and really make a difference. We seek to challenge and develop staff and students’ thinking, enabling them to develop in wisdom for a fulfilling life as well as the knowledge they need for a successful career. Our staff and students will have the resilience and resourcefulness to seize the opportunities and face the challenges of life.