Abertay Values

Abertay Values

Our Approach

In everything we do, we will strive to:

  • Ensure excellence.
  • Be innovative.
  • Be professional.
  • Be fair, inclusive and transparent.
  • Provide the best possible student experience.
  • Demonstrate the highest standards of leadership and governance.
  • Provide appropriate and high quality facilities.

Our Principles

Choosing our own path

  • Being proud of and confident in the way we do things at Abertay and the choices we make.
  • Celebrating the fact that we are a small, successful university making a significant contribution, in our own way, to the economic and social well-being of our local area and the rest of Scotland.
  • Providing our students with the knowledge, skills and confidence they require to succeed on their chosen paths.

Recognising and developing potential

  • Offering opportunities to those who may not find them elsewhere by providing a range of routes to an Abertay degree.
  • Supporting our students and graduates to realise their full potential.
  • Attracting and developing the best staff, recognising and rewarding them for the contribution they make to our success.

Expanding horizons

  • Raising the aspirations of potential students in the communities we serve.
  • Enriching the lives of students and staff by offering opportunities for new experiences (such as exchanges) nationally and internationally and a curriculum which fosters curiosity and innovation.
  • Developing a creative and diverse culture at Abertay by welcoming students and staff from all over the world.
  • Ensuring our graduates have the relevant knowledge and skills to be ready for the world of work.
  • Encouraging and supporting entrepreneurial activity by our staff and students.

Working in partnership

  • Building mutually beneficial partnerships locally, nationally and internationally to support and help to deliver on our strategic objectives.
  • Being known for our ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Actively engaging in the local community.

Making our knowledge accessible

  • Using and applying our knowledge and expertise to make a positive impact on the world around us.
  • Developing new ways to open up study.

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