About Us

The Cathedrals Group is proud to be the only group of universities in the UK with a commitment to serving the public good that springs from our faith-based values. With more than 100,000 students enrolled in Member institutions, collectively we represent almost five per cent of all UK students (undergraduates, postgraduates and research students) making The Cathedrals Group about the same size as the university sector in Wales. 


Member universities offer study and research opportunites across the subject range, with special strengths in the arts, humanities and social sciences, business and management and a particular focus on training for the public sector, including nursing and midwifery, social work, youth and community work, probation work and training for the health professions.


Our institutions have a strong focus on teacher education at both primary and secondary level, working in all approved training pathways and providing both initial professional training and continuing professional development. Thirty per cent of all primary school teachers, sixteen per cent of all secondary teachers and forty per cent of Key Stage 2/3 teachers are trained by Cathedrals Group institutions. Our universities are also major providers of courses in Theology and Religious Studies with 44% of all students in the UK completing study and research in Cathedrals Group institutions.


A commitment to education as a transformational and life-enhancing experience that prepares students for flourishing lives, successful careers and social commitment remains central to our mission.


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