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Our values

School children taking part in a Pharmabees event
Local school children at a Pharmabees engagement event.

We will operate according to the Nolan Principles of Public Life and furthermore be guided by the following values.

Institutional autonomy

We are committed to accountable autonomy within and for the institution as a whole.

Freedom of enquiry

We uphold the right to curiosity-driven investigation that may or may not have practical application. Through peer review in its broadest sense, the quality of research is expected to be of the highest standard.

Collegiality, leadership and management

We encourage collegiality, which is essential to university life, and promote the leadership and management necessary for the effective and responsible use of university resources. We will strive to support the well-being of our staff and students.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We are committed to equal pay, treatment and opportunity, to supporting diversity and creating an open and inclusive community.

Environmental sustainability

We promote sustainability education and enable students and staff to make positive changes to our environmental impact.

Financial resilience

We are committed to creating the necessary surplus both to invest for the future and for insurance against unexpected adverse events.

Civic mission

We will fulfil our civic mission and broader social responsibilities and are committed to the Welsh language.