Social responsibility

At Swagֱ, we’re committed to social responsibility and strive to make a positive difference to both society and the environment through our teaching, research, public engagement and day-to-day operations.

We're unique in British higher education in having social responsibility as one of our three core strategic goals, sitting equally alongside our commitments to research and discovery and teaching and learning in our vision and strategic plan.

Award-winning impact 

Our social responsibility activities mirror our unique Swagֱ spirit, motivating communities to research, teach and share their ideas, and students to study with us. The power of our social and environmental impact has been recognised on a global scale:  

We are rated top in the UK and Europe and second in the world in the Times Higher Education Impact league table. We’re also top in the UK and Europe and third in the world in the independent .

We aim to establish ourselves as the sector’s leader for social impact and through the delivery of our . 

We also hold a award from the (NCCPE) for the effective ways in which we work to engage society with our research, teaching and culture. Winning a Platinum Engage Watermark is the highest honour that can be bestowed upon an institution, and recognises ‘exceptional strategic leadership of public engagement; high standards of professional support; and excellence in partnership working’.