Teesside is on a mission
Teesside University is clearly setting out a mission of commitment to social inclusion, working in partnership with business and delivering excellence.
The University has launched a new mission, vision and a set of core principles in a bid to help both individuals and business fulfil their potential.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Henderson CBE explains: ‘For the University and me some things are non-negotiable – such as remaining financially strong, maintaining our role and reputation as a University, not a college or training company - and placing research and working with business at the heart of what we do.
‘And what is most important to me personally is to continually reinforce the message that Teesside University is a people-led business, responsive and flexible – a place with a ‘can do’ attitude.
Excellent experience for students
‘It is absolutely essential that we provide an excellent experience for our students and have a reputation for excellence in all we do.’
Teesside’s reputation has grown steadily over the years as it inspires bright minds to take part in higher education in an area of the country which doesn’t traditionally have high rates of students going on to university.
‘And it’s not just young people but older people too who perhaps did not have the opportunity to go to university when they left school or college,’ says Professor Henderson.
‘And so it has also always been important to me that we take education out into the communities of the Tees Valley, which is why we have built higher education centres in all of the further education colleges across the five boroughs and our new campus in Darlington.’
The success of Teesside University was highlighted in 2009/10 when the University won a double accolade – University of the Year and Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative in the Times Higher Education Awards.
‘As our reputation grows, we are attracting more and more people from further afield, both nationally and internationally, to study and work at Teesside”
‘My goal has always been to make Teesside University a great place to work – a place where people are valued and given a chance to be involved - because I passionately believe that if people enjoy their work they will contribute more and our students and partners will see the benefits of that in the quality of the service they receive. Professor Henderson concludes.
Teesside University’s mission, vision and values can all be read in detail at www.tees.ac.uk/mission
28 September 2011