Culture and values

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Realising ambitions together

We’ve got a single‑minded direction: realising ambitions together. Our people have a positive, can-do attitude which helps us realise these ambitions.

For our students, our staff, the businesses we support and our many education and commercial partners, we collaborate to deliver tangible results. To work here we hope you share our values as well as appreciate our goals and direction. For more detailed information about where we are heading, please read our Corporate Plan.

Working with our values

A sense of belonging

We're proud to be part of Anglia Ruskin University. We know that lifelong relationships are formed here.

Academic ambition

We want our teaching and research to be excellent. We're determined that our students and staff will realise their full potential.


We're purposeful, challenging and curious about our world. Our minds are open to new ideas and approaches. We are prepared to do things differently. We are creative, entrepreneurial and bring enthusiasm to everything we do.

Supporting each other

We are friendly and inclusive, and celebrate individuality and diversity. We support and encourage everyone, and strive hard to anticipate and meet needs and aspirations.

Honesty and openness

We operate with integrity, trust and respect for each other and we deliver on our promises. We share ideas, information and challenges and we seek out views and opinions.

Concern for the environment

We want our concern for a sustainable environment to inform every aspect of what we do. 

We're inclusive - read more about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Anglia Ruskin.