In its Strategic Plan the University describes its
mission as follow:
We transform lives through the power of higher education. A leading international university,
we undertake groundbreaking research and deliver a world-class student experience in a campus
environment of outstanding natural beauty.
The mission of the Department is:
to support the University's research and scholarship by undertaking high-level research,
and to disseminate knowledge by international publication of the results;
to support the University's learning and teaching by provision of high-quality
degree programmes and modules;
to act as a resource for the South West of England by provision of expert consultancy
services and training courses as appropriate.