Vision and Values


Edge Hill University – creating and harnessing knowledge to deliver opportunity.

Mission Statement

Edge Hill University will provide an intellectually-stimulating, creative and inclusive environment for its community. Teaching and learning of the highest standard, supported by pure and applied research of international significance, will provide a firm foundation for its graduates, and other stakeholders in a rapidly changing world. An international perspective, knowledge and understanding, and a life-long capacity to learn and adapt, is the surest way of securing an individual’s and the nation’s future.

University Vision 2020

Edge Hill University will:

  • Harness the creativity, knowledge and commitment of its staff to promote its values and enhance its activities.
  • Provide an outstanding student experience, underpinned by high quality learning and teaching, and further develop its strong sense of community.
  • Build its research capacity, and, in particular, establish research centres in the areas of public policy and the creative industries in addition to a postgraduate medical institute.
  • Strengthen its links to business and the region, and enhance student employability.
  • Establish both national and international partnerships, which will enrich university life, deepen our understanding of the world, and benefit the region, and, more broadly, the UK economy.
  • Continue its investment in the campus and facilities to create an outstanding environment for these activities.


Our core values lie in our wholehearted commitment to our staff, students and partners, and our constant efforts to improve in all we do. Our approach is inclusive; we celebrate diversity, and will tirelessly strive to enhance the life opportunities that a good education provides for our students. The University will be both financially and environmentally sustainable, seeking always to reinvest its resources to enhance the student experience, its research capacity, and its engagement with the public and third sectors, business and the region, as well as its local community. We will be decisive and focused in all we do, and plan with a realistic ambition founded on our strong progress to date.

The Edge Hill community will:

  • embrace challenge and seize opportunity
  • expect and celebrate creativity and excellence
  • act responsibly and with integrity
  • show determination, resilience, ambition and adaptability
  • work together to deliver our Vision

Download the Strategic Plan 2013-2020.