To uphold the ideals of honesty, transparency and rigour in research and knowledge exchange.
To maintain the importance of considered research activity, where sufficient time is taken for mature and careful conclusions to be drawn, with a view towards a long-term sustainability in the production and dissemination of knowledge.
To uphold and foster values of innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship in academic endeavour and society more widely.
To maintain a tradition of ‘professional critique’, without boundaries.
To foster a belief that scholarly activity can contribute to society at local, national and international levels.
To use resources (from Faculty, University or research grant awarding bodies) carefully so that the public gets good value from our activities.
To support the development of new and early career academics, with a view to leaving behind a knowledge legacy that future generations of scholars can continue to develop.
To uphold the importance of a full diversity of views on any issue, including those of dissent, but with a view to the consequences of their public dissemination.
To actively work for and support the ideal of access to higher education for all, regardless of ethnicity, income, gender status, sexual orientation or disability.
To provide a moral compass for the Faculty and University in terms of its strategic vision.