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Our Vision

To be bold and inspirational in providing education, research and creative practice, which offers transformative experiences to students, staff, communities and business partners in the UK and across the world.

Our Vision

To be bold and inspirational in providing education, research and creative practice, which offers transformative experiences to students, staff, communities and business partners in the UK and across the world.

Our Ambitions

The Strategic Plan 2016 - 2021 sets out a clear statement of intent that builds on the University of Sunderland's strengths - and is ambitious and relevant for a 21st Century global University.

Our Values

Our values set out the kind of organisation we are and the principles that will guide the activities, decisions and behaviours required to deliver the new Strategic Plan 2016 - 2021:

Inspiring

We will provide an inspiring, enterprising and empowering experience for our students and staff.

Innovative

We value people for their creativity and update our knowledge and practice to enhance the student experience and improve our institutional performance.

Collaborative

We work together as a community with our partners and build lasting relationships to achieve our shared ambition.

Inclusive

We celebrate our diverse culture where everyone's contribution is welcomed and valued.

Excellent

We strive for the highest quality in academic delivery, research and service standards.

Differentiators

The University of Sunderland will be compelling and different because:

Our programmes will be distinctive and relevant with work integrated learning and professional practice embedded within.

Our research and practice will be contemporary with immediate impact for our communities, business partners and students.

Our students will become lifelong partners in the institution able to access career accelerators and updated learning and practice throughout their lifetime.