Our UEA values were shaped by staff and represent a core set of standards for how we behave as an employer, drive excellence in teaching, learning and research, and collaborate as an anchor institution in our local community.

From tackling global challenges, striving for student and staff success, and creating a vibrant inclusive and sustainable environment, our values are what unite us.


We are collaborative by nature. We build connections, share ideas and develop new networks. We champion our regional, national and global relationships and demonstrate that together we can achieve greater goals and positively influence the world around us.


We empower our colleagues to do their best every day. We trust our people to make decisions based on their expertise and knowledge. We work to ensure processes are simple and efficient so we are agile in times of change, and allow our people to make choices that work for them, us and wider society.


We respect each other. We treat everyone equally and are fair and consistent in all we do. We value diversity and embrace different thoughts and views. We are open to challenge so we can learn and improve. We encourage each other to create a positive accessible environment that supports our physical and mental wellbeing.


We are ambitious for our staff, student and research success. We are forward-thinking and brave in our approach and decisions. We make space for innovation and creativity, seize opportunities that are responsible and sustainable, and aspire to transform education for the better.


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