About us

Who We Are

Founded in 1824 with over 100 years of quality teaching, we are one of the largest universities in the UK and one of the largest employers in our city. Our community is made up of people from a range of social and cultural backgrounds and we are proud that our friendliness, warm welcome and professionalism are consistently commented on by our colleagues and students as well as guests at events such as open days, graduation ceremonies and guest lectures.

Our values, which are the principles that guide the way we do things, are that we should be:

  • Inspiring
  • Creative
  • Purposeful
  • Professional
  • Enterprising
  • Respectful