Mission, vision and values

Our mission

We delight in creating, sharing and applying knowledge to make a difference to individuals and society.

Our vision

The University of Portsmouth will deliver transformational education, research and innovation by:

  • recognising and sustaining our strengths in undergraduate education and growing our provision in the areas of postgraduate, part-time, CPD and flexible modes of study
  • ensuring every student takes part in career enhancing activities, such as placements, exchanges, enterprise, volunteering or work-based learning
  • building on our financial strength and increasing the contribution to income that comes from research and commercial activities
  • establishing nationally and internationally recognised cross-discipline thematic areas that address key issues facing society
  • creating a network of strategic global partnerships to support internationalisation
  • raising expectations and creating ladders of opportunity for people in our region to take part in higher education
  • supporting and developing our people to deliver excellence with commitment and passion
  • developing a flexible physical and digital environment that promotes enjoyment and engagement within a community of learning and discovery
  • being a proud part of Portsmouth and our region, working in partnership to support and influence the economic, educational, social and cultural life of the city
  • using our financial strength in support of our strategic ambitions for maximum impact and sustainability
  • maintaining and enhancing our quality reputation and visibility

Our values

We are ambitious

  • We pursue bold ideas in an environment where creativity, innovation and success is encouraged and celebrated
  • We nurture and value relationships and partnerships that foster a global outlook
  • We inspire and support staff and students to achieve their potential and meet the challenges of society
  • We never settle for second best

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We are open

  • We work consultatively and collaboratively to benefit from new perspectives
  • We share ideas and maintain transparency
  • We are trustworthy and do what we say we will do
  • We listen and respond to the needs of our students and staff

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We are responsible

  • We act with integrity for the greater good
  • We insist on upholding the highest academic and professional standards
  • We respect and celebrate diversity and equal opportunity through an inclusive culture
  • We aim for sustainability across all our activities

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