Our Vision and Values
The University of Strathclyde is one of the largest employers in the City of Glasgow employing approximately 3,200 people in a broad range of occupations and roles. We are particularly proud at Strathclyde of our University's achievements and our range of innovative employment practices that both sustain and enhance our reputation as an employer of choice.
The University’s values capture what we’re all about: who we are, what we believe in and what we stand for. Our values flow from how we act and how we expect to be treated as part of Strathclyde. In delivering this Strategic Plan, we will contribute, act and make decisions guided by these values:
- People-oriented: committed to our staff and students, providing opportunities and investing in their development.
- Bold: confident and challenging about what we do, and supportive of appropriate and managed risk in our decision-making.
- Innovative: focused on discovering and applying knowledge with impact, and encouraging creative thinking and new ideas.
- Collaborative: working together, internally and externally, with integrity and in an open, respectful way.
- Ambitious: for our institution, staff and students as well as supporting the ambitions of our partners.
Making our values real
- Project SEARCH at the University of Strathclyde provides training or education leading to employment for individuals with disabilities.
- Students in Law act in conjunction with experienced mediators to provide free mediation services for those in the greater Glasgow area.
- The Strathclyde Medal recognises people who’ve made an important contribution to the University values in their work, relationships and achievements.
- Cleaning Services with the help of our colleagues in Procurement and Energy Management, have developed a segregated waste system that has helped us reach - and surpass - the government target for refuse away from landfill.
- Finance Directorate – first to pilot the Strathclyde Business Improvement and are continuing this with further implementing process change.
- Stardust is a unique training and research network devoted to developing and mastering techniques for asteroid and space debris monitoring, removal/deflection and exploitation.
- Get InTernational Week is a programme of cultural and educational events that provides opportunities for students to socialise, share experiences and inspire each other to embrace activities that will contribute to the development of a global mind-set.
- Athena Swan charter and awards are given to recognise commitment and progress towards advancing gender equality in UK academia. Four departments currently hold wards including a Silver for Civil and Environmental Engineering.
- We created the University of Strathclyde-GSK Doctoral Training Centre.
- Estates Services - Nourish is working in collaboration with Swipii, a loyalty scheme to connect and encourage new and returning customers to engage with campus catering outlets.
- The development of the HemoSep cell salvage device represents a new approach to blood salvage during major surgery.
- The Weir Advanced Research Centre, is an exemplar of academic-industry partnership in which Weir engineers work with Strathclyde academics on research and knowledge exchange projects.
- Our widening access strategy is reflected in the Children’s University and the Age Friendly initiative.
- We had a record number of Strathclyde Business School students selected as Saltire Foundation interns, working with leading and entrepreneurial companies around the world.
- Strathclyde was presented with the Green Gown Award in 2014 for “institutional change and continuous improvement”.