Mission and Vision

Our vision is of Newcastle as a civic university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

At Newcastle University, we have always been focused both on academic excellence and the impact of our academic work. Today, these long-held ideals are more relevant than ever and define our vision for the University – the kind of university we wish to be. Newcastle is known for global leadership in education, and the Newcastle faculty is composed of men and women who are world-class scholars. Faculty members are passionate and curious individuals who continue their own research while teaching at Newcastle. They come from across the country and all over the world, bringing with them a diverse wealth of knowledge.


Newcastle aims to be recognised as an innovative, creative and sought after deliverer of vocational education and training solutions - locally, nationally and internationally.




·         We create competitive advantage and set ourselves apart, by:

·         Seeking new opportunities, and challenges

·         Exercising our best judgment Setting the highest standards

·         Exceeding expectations

·         Developing leaders at all levels



We act with honesty and integrity, and build trust in each other, by:

·         Welcoming the diversity of our staff and students

·         Supporting others’ efforts

·         Providing feedback in a constructive way

·         Forgiving mistakes made when acting in good faith

·         Understanding and acknowledging other’s roles in the institute



We own our behavior, actions and outcomes, by:

·         Delivering what we promise

·         Ensuring we are well informed in decisions we make

·         Leading by example Not apportioning blame

·         Considering the impact our actions have on others

·         Being environmentally conscious



·         We become good at what we do, by:

·         Understanding the broader context in which we work

·         Constantly looking to develop and improve our knowledge and skills

·         Collaborating within and across teams

·         Being motivated and positive

·         Reflecting on our performance and seeking out feedback



We find new and better ways of doing Imagining

·         Seeing opportunities and not barriers

·         Being agile and adaptable

·         Learning from mistakes

·         Enjoying ourselves


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