Our contribution

As stated in our Strategic Plan 2016 – 2021, the University of Sunderland is proud to be an anchor institution and ‘future shaper’ for the North East region.

The University has grown and developed over recent years, not only through the ethos of shared institutional values and ambitions, but also by embracing four key beliefs which influence our thinking and behaviour.

At the University of Sunderland we are acutely aware of our social responsibilities and the impact of these responsibilities on employees, customers, partners and the environment.

We aim to make a difference and to create and nurture an inclusive environment in which we all can flourish.

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.

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Our place shaping

We believe that universities have a role to play in a fair and democratic society and success for us is not measured solely by league tables but on the wider contribution we make to our place and to society.

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Our widening participation

Our widening participation record is testimony to the work we do in raising aspirations and promoting social inclusion within our region.

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Our collaboration

We foster partnership and collaboration through working with schools, colleges, employers, our students, and other institutions in the UK and across the globe.

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Our vision

Is to be a leading anchor institution in the North East making significant social, economic and cultural contributions to our locality, displaying innovation, entrepreneurship, financial stability, efficiency and sustainability in our approach and delivery.

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Our ambition

Is to be a leading anchor institution in the North East making significant social, economic and cultural contributions to our locality, displaying innovation, entrepreneurship, financial stability, efficiency and sustainability in our approach and delivery.

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Our future

The successful delivery of our new Strategic Plan 2016 – 2021 will ensure the University of Sunderland continues to be a leading anchor institution in the North East region.

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