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.
Knowledge and understanding, a global perspective, and a life-long capacity to learn
and adapt are the surest ways of securing the individual’s and the nation’s future.

University Vision 2025

Edge Hill University will:

  • Provide an outstanding student experience, underpinned by high quality learning
    and teaching; listen to the ‘student voice’ and further develop our strong sense
    of community.
  • Harness the creativity, knowledge and commitment of our staff to promote our
    values and enhance our activities.
  • Continue to build our research capacity, and further develop our research in cognate
    fields which have a demonstrable impact on discipline and society.
  • Further strengthen our links to employers and the region and enhance
    student employability and self-employment.
  • Selectively establish additional national and international partnerships to enrich
    university life, deepen understanding, and benefit the region, the UK economy
    and society.
  • Continue our measured investment in the campus and facilities to further enhance
    what is already an outstanding environment for learning and living.


Our core values lie in our wholehearted commitment to our students, staff and stakeholders,
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 aim to be both financially and environmentally sustainable, seeking
always to reinvest our resources to enhance: the student experience; our research
capacity; our engagement with the public and third sectors, business and the region;
and our commitment to our local communities. 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 2021-2025.

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