Social Responsibility

Inspiring Communities

Inspiring Communities is our plan for how we can inspire our local communities and how they inspire us.

We wish to develop our work with local people and organisations around shared priorities, creating benefit for the University and our communities.

Our guiding principles and values include being inclusive in pursuing socially just outcomes; developing mutually beneficial relationships; being open; acknowledging we are not the only holders of knowledge; and being credible, consistent and honest about our capabilities and limitations.

We feel we have a range of strengths that can contribute to the development and wellbeing of our local communities, including our research, staff, students, visitor attractions, public events, business and employment opportunities.


Our research is committed to ensuring that it is making a positive difference to society and improving lives.

Culture and visitor attractions

We have a range of inspiring public spaces and visitor attractions that are open to our local communities.

Work and employment

We are major regional employer with significant job opportunities for people in our local communities.

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