The shared motivations and beliefs which bring our community together


We are:

  • Creative, curious and deeply committed to the pursuit and sharing of knowledge.
  • Dedicated to our students, actively seeking to develop their skills, knowledge, understanding and sense of citizenship.
  • Ambitious, adventurous and confident, with the courage to accept and balance the risk of failure with reward in the pursuit of progress.


We are committed to:

  • Striving for excellence in everything we do, undertaking our work with pride and care, and offering the very best service to our students, customers, partners and colleagues.
  • Embracing diversity and difference and treating colleagues, students, visitors and others with respect.
  • Sharing our work openly and actively, seeking out opportunities to collaborate with our local and international partners.


We believe that:

  • We have a social and environmental responsibility to undertake our work in an ethical and sustainable manner.
  • Studying at our University should be possible for anyone with the necessary talent, commitment and potential, regardless of background or belief.
  • We should use our work to benefit and enhance Glasgow, the West of Scotland and the global community wherever possible.