The university has five campuses
Staff are involved in research activities at the highest level and our postgraduates make a major contribution to our thriving community. Our researchers are ranked among the top five in UK universities for engineering and computer science, nursing and general practice, statistics, sociology and social policy, European studies and music, and earth systems and environmental sciences.
Our students come from all over the world to grow creatively, enjoy the many experiences on offer and learn from our professional theorists and practitioners - excellent preparation for a broad range of careers. We are proud of our alumni, many of whom have secured prestigious positions across the globe.
We are committed to further improve our position as a leading research university of international standing, distinguished by our enterprise. We aspire to be a place of opportunity and inspiration that attracts talented staff and students regardless of their background. By 2015 we expect to be clearly recognised as a successful and influential international university that has both strong roots in its local area and a substantial global presence.