Vision, mission and strategy 

Our aim is to be a highly effective college which is recognised locally and regionally for:

  • Outstanding outcomes for all students at all levels;
  • Delivering a relevant and flexible curriculum which is responsive to the needs and aspirations of students, employers and other stakeholders;
  • Being a responsible and supportive employer, encouraging staff to be creative, aspirational and professional in all they do; and 
  • Effective and sustainable management of resources.

Our values

Our values are the principles that guide the way we do things. They are based on consultation with staff, students and others. Learn more about our UNITED values.

Achievement: We are ambitious. We set high standards for the College and all its students and staff. We help people transform their lives through education, experience, support and inspiration.

Inclusion: We are an open, welcoming and supportive College. Our commitment to equality and diversity underpins everything we do. We build and sustain positive relationships with many communities.

Excellence: We aim for excellence in all our teaching, learning and assessment, and across our campus and facilities. We are innovative and creative in our outlook and approach, and encourage these qualities in our students.

Focus: We are professional and purposeful, working towards our shared strategic goals and managing our resources well. We are forward-looking, engaging with the wider social and economic environment.

Integrity: We work to uphold our values in our planning and decision-making, our teaching and learning, our actions and relationships. We aim to be fair, open, honest and accountable to the communities we serve and to treat all with respect. 

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