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Our Purpose and Values

Supporting each individual and encouraging collective support

We valuethe individualand encourage collective support: Each member of staff and each student has their own journey to make and their own contribution to give. Queen Margaret University provides the supportive environment to facilitate this.

A world view underpinned by social justice

We valuesocial justice: In fact, it underpins our world view. We embrace equality, diversity, inclusion, respect, and supporting our communities. Opportunities and access are open to all and on a fair basis.

Intellectual curiosity and the journey of discovery

We valueintellectual curiosity and the journey of discovery: We design our teaching and research to facilitate this.

Fostering ambition, inspiring our students and staff to achieve the best they can

We valueambition: We inspire our students and staff to achieve the best that they can. We pursue opportunities, often in partnership and collaboration with others, to transform and influence society for the better and enhance our visibility within the higher education sector and the wider economy.

Environmental sustainability

We valueenvironmental sustainability:We recognise the severe threats to our environment and will be a sector leader in response. Our modern campus is a great asset in this work.

Promoting excellence

We valueexcellence:This is embedded in our research, teaching and learning, knowledge exchange and the services we provide. It will be exemplified in the experience of our students, staff and partners.

We see our purpose as helping to create a better society through education, research and innovation, and by providing a supportive and creative learning environment in which students and staff thrive. In seeking to fulfil this purpose, we are clear and realistic about our strengths, focused on strategic goals, persistent in pursuing opportunities and overcoming barriers, and guided by our values.

We are a university that is modern in our outlook and facilities but with a maturity built on a long history of serving the community, both locally and globally, and enhancing its wellbeing. We work in a transparent and inclusive manner and hold to core values in everything we do.