These core values underpin our culture. They are the essence of what is special about the University of Exeter.

Our Mission

We transform lives through the power of higher education. A leading international university, we undertake groundbreaking research and deliver a world-class student experience in a campus environment of outstanding natural beauty.

Our Values

We agreed our University values through a period of consultation which involved staff, students and alumni. These are the qualities most important to us at the University of Exeter and give focus to our everyday endeavours. We aim to give all at Exeter the opportunity to develop, demonstrate and celebrate our values.

As University of Exeter staff, students and alumni, we value:

Excellence

We aim to realise our potential and celebrate our achievements.

Personal Leadership

We have a clear sense of direction and seize opportunities to be forward thinking.

Creativity

Bold and enterprising, we support innovation.

Truth

We are dedicated to upholding the highest levels of integrity and the ethical pursuit of knowledge.

Working Together

Through a communicative and trusting environment, we nurture Exeter’s unique and invaluable community spirit.

Ambition

We constantly challenge ourselves to do better, pursuing goals with energy and enthusiasm.

Inclusivity

We promote and celebrate diversity, fostering equal opportunities and personal dignity.

Sustainability

Through education and research we are aware of the ecological limits of the planet and promote the careful use of resources.

Adaptability

We are resilient and receptive to change and foster a positive outlook.

Partnership

We work collaboratively to create alliances across sectors and beyond borders.