Our Values


We develop enduring personal strengths that facilitate people’s future success.

Our community of staff and students drive positive change by addressing local and global challenges.

We encourage innovation from new ideas and actions, within an entrepreneurial context.We strive to unlock individual potential.

Creative and Innovative

We encourage imaginative, free and critical thinking.

We generate unique outcomes by drawing on our distinct Welsh culture, history, exceptional environment and facilities.

We foster the ingenuity of staff and students in problem solving, adaptation and versatility.


We promote openness and generosity of spirit and cherish the strong sense of community that exists across the University, Aberystwyth and our wider world.

We listen and respond to each other’s honest opinions with respect.

We take pride in the richness of the diversity of cultures, opinions and backgrounds of our staff and students.


We work to enhance our global reputation in discovery, educational quality and innovation.

We are committed to excellence in research, teaching and engagement.

We celebrate the attainments, achievements and contributions of our staff, students and alumni.


Our academic community is engaged externally, contributing to civic debate, the promotion of the Welsh language and culture, and to the local and wider economy.

We work with our students, as individuals and collectively, to ensure the continuous improvement of the student experience and learning environment at Aberystwyth.

We communicate the work and worth of the University to the wider world and engage people in the delivery of our vision.