Our mission, vision and values

Our mission, vision and values

Our Mission

We make the exceptional happen by challenging traditional thinking and defying conventional boundaries.

Our Vision

Our driving ambition is to be a global 100 research leader and create graduates of distinction within a community of the most talented and creative minds.

Our Values

Alongside great success comes responsibility and at Exeter we have developed a core set of values, which are central to everything we do. These values are important to us because they define who we are and are shared by our students, colleagues, graduates, stakeholders and supporters. We use our values to set strategy and to guide us in making day-to-day decisions. Our values are:   


Ambition has driven us to where we are today, and will help us to sustain a position within the global 100.


We work at our best in active collaboration between students, colleagues and external partners.


We relish challenge and reach for the previously unachievable.


We support and inspire each other to be the best that we can be.


Making the exceptional happen requires disruptive thinking, fresh ways of working and solutions with impact.


We strive to reach the highest standards of scholarship and service.