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Our Values Title

Our Principal's Priorities:

1. The physical safety of all students and staff.

2. A community of kindness, inclusion and respect in which everyone can achieve their potential.

3. Enhancing the College's reputation in all we do. 

John Snow students banging pots and pans during Matriculation


Durham University-Purpose and Values

As part of the refresh of our Strategy, we have developed a new set of core lived values which set out the
principles by which we will act across everything we do.

Our Purpose

We enrich lives and change the world through the advancement of learning.

We achieve this by:

  • Inspiring and supporting staff and students to create and translate knowledge and enhance understanding, locally and globally.
  • Promoting inclusivity, civic responsibility, sustainability, social well-being and prosperity for the benefit of present and future generations.

Our Core Lived Values

  • Inclusivity - Together we celebrate difference, value one another, and are each responsible for creating an inclusive community that is respectful and fair for all.
  • Integrity - We are open, honest, ethical, lead and manage by example and follow through on our commitments.
  • Collaboration - We listen to each other, disagree well, with a commitment to academic freedom, are compassionate, and work as a team to achieve our goals.
  • Commitment to Excellence - We strive for the highest standards of achievement in everything we do with an enthusiasm to learn, succeed, and flourish.
  • Citizenship - We develop well-rounded people who make a positive difference to local, national, and international communities and change the world.