About us

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We're a New Breed of University

Find out how we’re making a positive difference to the world, and how you can become a part of it

We’re proud to be a breath of fresh air in the academic world – a place where everyone gets the support they need to achieve their best.

We’re always discovering. Through the work we do, we engage with our community and world beyond our hometown. We don’t fit the mould, we break it.

We educate and transform the lives of our students and the people around us. We recruit students for their promise and potential and for where they want to go.

We stand out, not just in the UK but in the world, in innovation and research, with excellence in areas from cosmology and forensics to cyber security, epigenetics and brain tumour research.

Just as the world keeps moving, so do we. We’re closely involved with our local community and we take our ideas out into the global marketplace. We partner with business, industry and government to help improve, navigate and set the course for a better future.

Since the first day we opened our doors, our story has been about looking forward. We’re interested in the future, and here to help you shape it.