Our Vision

The University of Suffolk is a cohesive, self-critical and student-centred academic community. Our vision over the next five years is to develop a broader base, be of higher academic standing, with a larger student population drawing from the region, nationally and internationally.  The University will be underpinned by an embedded scholarly base, with nationally and internationally recognised research in targeted areas.  Our role as a community impact university will be having a clear, measurable and positive impact on the economic, cultural and educational lives of the communities we serve.

Our Values and Operating Principles

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We believe it is important to have a clear view of the values which underpin our activity. Our principles provide a clear and constant guide for the way we operate.

Our students

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Students are at the centre of our mission and ethos. We are proud of our tradition of attracting a diverse student body and producing high-quality graduates.

Our staff

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The commitment our staff demonstrate to our students, and to each other, in delivering the mission of the University of Suffolk is a source of enormous pride.

Our Community Impact

The University of Suffolk has, at the heart of its mission, a responsibility to be a model for a new type of civic university – embedded, influential and a focus of societal and economic change in all the communities it serves. 

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Learning and Teaching

University of Suffolk courses are characterised by their innovative and leading-edge approaches to learning and teaching, informed by research and scholarly activity.

Research and Enterprise

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Learning and teaching at the University of Suffolk will be underpinned by applied and pure, professional and practice– based research and scholarship.

Internationalisation

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The international dimension is essential to the growth and relevance of the University of Suffolk

Widening Participation

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The University of Suffolk is committed to supporting and encouraging students in aspiring to higher education.