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Values and Initiatives

We aim to create positive change in our students, staff, business partners and wider communities. Find out about our values and initiatives below.

  • Forces veteran Simon Jones in his graduation robes

    Armed Forces

    We provide a full support service for armed forces personnel; from course funding and settling into university life to finding suitable training, careers advice, and making the step into civilian life.

  • Staff meeting in a social space

    Athena Swan

    The Athena SWAN project aims to address issues around gender and diversity within Higher Education.

  • students working together

    Community Engagement and Service User Support (Comensus)

    We work in partnership with academic colleagues to include service users and carers in the design and delivery of courses and modules.

  • Lancashire Science Festival public day (2)

    Widening Participation

    We have been transforming lives since 1828 and have always been committed to access and widening participation. We pride ourselves on being an open and accessible institution for people from all backgrounds.

  • Four students enjoying the new Student Centre building

    Equality, diversity and inclusion

    We recognise that our diversity is our strength and work hard to ensure that equality, diversity, and inclusion are part of everything we do.

  • Security staff helping student

    Equality Colleague Networks

    We support an array of colleague groups and networks with the aim to promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within their specific areas of expertise.

  • Crowd watching the Insectopolis event at Lancashire Science Festival

    Public Engagement

    From local events to global projects, engaging with communities is a core part of our work. We're committed to being an open and accessible university with a civic purpose.