Our Values

Our Values

As we look ‘Towards 2030’, our focus is making the most of our three most valuable assets: People, Place and Partnerships, to become a catalyst for economic well-being for our region, nationally and internationally.

At the University of Cumbria, our values shape the way we work, our culture and environment.

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Individuals are at the heart of what we do, and our culture of belonging recognises and supports every person. As an institution, we have mutual respect for those we work with and for and we care about understanding each other’s challenges and helping one another to thrive.

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As a university we have a determination to deliver our mission, which keeps us open to opportunities in front of us. We encourage thoughtful and inspirational ideas, and we tackle problems proactively, with optimism, creativity and courage.


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As stewards of knowledge and place, it is our privilege to champion the region and advocate for the value of education. The University of Cumbria is welcoming to different perspectives, expertise and experiences and we are committed to building and nurturing strong links with our communities.