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Our ambition

We put our communities at the heart of everything we do. It’s what we call our civic mission.

We've been responding to major challenges faced by society and undertaking work for public good for well over 130 years. We're not only committed to improving the health, wealth and wellbeing of the communities we serve but take seriously our role to promote environmental sustainability and diversity.

Building back fairer from the pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused us to rethink how we can better use our expertise to benefit our diverse communities. We're determined to play our part in rescuing, reviving and renewing the economic, cultural and social hopes of Wales.

We will build back fairer from the pandemic, with a specific focus on future generations. We will take an active role in tackling social inequalities and the global climate emergency. And we will reach out to young people and excluded communities locally, and across Wales, who are in most need of help and support.

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Embracing community engagement

We use our wide range of expertise to support and deliver impactful community led projects alongside student and staff volunteers.

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Building Wales' skills for the future

As Wales’ biggest university, we are supporting a skills-led recovery from the pandemic.

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Leading Wales' green recovery

We're helping to create a sustainable future by building on the ways people are reconnecting with nature and our planet.

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Promoting Welsh language and culture

We are proud to be a Welsh university and are committed to promoting and celebrating Welsh language and culture.