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Our values

As an autonomous institution, we will strive to bring our shared values to life. They are:

Knowledge

We are ambitious in our pursuit of new ideas, greater understanding and discovery.

Wisdom

We share and apply our knowledge and experience to guide balanced and evidenced decisions for ourselves and for society.

Humanity

We embrace and celebrate difference, respect and support each other, and act with integrity to benefit society and the environment by transforming and enriching lives.

Academic freedom

We support with enthusiasm and vigour the principles of freedom of thought and speech.

Courage

We think and speak freely and act boldly to challenge assumptions and shape our future for the greater good.

Pioneering spirit

In the radical Manchester spirit, and inspired by our people, history and scale, we create the exceptional.