The transformative power of the global civic university

Future through partnership

Co-create a more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous future, working in equal partnership with a wide range of organisations across a breadth of local, national and global communities, sharing our civic approach with our partners around the world.


As a major civic institution, we are uniquely placed to convene a diverse range of organisations to drive positive change, deliver mutual benefit, and harness creative approaches to address global challenges in a local context, and love of learning that will position them for long term success in a constantly changing world.

Empowered participation

Enable university staff, students and community partners to participate in and drive our mission, embedding civic principles of equality to deliver sustainable mutual benefit across all areas of civic life.


Our students and staff are enriched through engagement with civic partners and we can realise the full potential of our civic mission to society, both locally and globally, by ensuring it is visible and pervasive across the university.

Inclusive places, engaging people

Ensure our infrastructure and new developments – including the flagship Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus – are key drivers of the civic mission, deliver public benefit, and help us engage under-represented communities through our education, research and employment practices.


We have one of the largest physical footprints in the city, and our infrastructure supports the local economy, and provides opportunities to embody our civic values and bring about the positive change we and our partners want to see.

Have your say

Our consultation is open – your comments and feedback are welcome.

Staff and postgraduate research student livestreams

We are holding a series of livestreamed discussion events as part of the vision and strategy consultation. Staff and postgraduate research students can join each livestream event or watch previous events through the University intranet.

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