Our Civic University Agreement is underpinned by three core civic values that cut across all of our commitments and will be key to our plans.
We will deliver an ambitious approach to climate action, and contribute significantly to efforts to create a cleaner, greener region.
We will make a step-change in our approach to climate action and sustainability, focusing not only on our physical estate but also on our student offer, supply chains, sustainable travel, and research leadership. With clear targets to deliver net zero carbon emissions, we will align our plans with the region, working in collaboration with businesses and local leaders.
Harness the collective volunteering power of our 35,000 students and staff, working with charitable and voluntary groups to contribute to regional community projects.
In 2019/20 more than 1,600 students gave up their time to volunteer to support local organisations, charities and student-led projects, giving more than 41,000 hours to voluntary work. Large numbers of our staff play important roles in their communities, and we provide support to help them to become governors at local schools.
We will empower our university community with the skills to work and study inclusively, and become a leading organisation in progressing equality, diversity and inclusion in our region.
We want to create an environment which respects different cultures, in which we can all learn, work and lead inclusively. We aspire to be a leader in equality, diversity and inclusion, collaborating with our regional communities to advance inclusive practice, and providing opportunities for personal and professional skills development.