Mission and vision

Here at the School of Social Sciences, we aim to make a difference to society and the lives of those within it.

Our Mission is: 

To be a School of Social Sciences whose staff, students, and graduates enrich and influence the lives of individuals, communities and societies.

Our School ambitions are:

  • To foster a culture that values the diversity of all our communities and publicises and celebrates excellence in all we do.
  • To create a vibrant and inclusive learning and teaching environment grounded in scholarship, research, and professional practice.
  • To be recognised nationally and internationally for our theoretically informed and applied research.
  • To develop an internationally mobile community that transforms our scholarship.
  • Through our strategic partnerships, we will seek to influence and shape civic, cultural, and social life.
  • To maximise the employability of our students through our curriculum and engagement with our external partners.
Newton Arkwright atrium
View of the Newton building on an Open Day