Our Values

The Cathedrals Group is the only grouping in the UK higher education landscape based on ethical principles informed by faith-based values. We therefore make a distinctive contribution to UK higher education that reflects our particular identity and the values central to all we do. 


Our Mission

To present a distinctively ethical perspective in the higher education landscape, that celebrates our heritage as Christian foundations, influences national and local agendas and supports our Member institutions to offer the highest quality experience for our students, staff and partner organisations.


Our Values

The Cathedrals Group is committed to:


•sustaining Church foundation universities and promoting a culture of institutional diversity within the sector

•responding to issues of public concern and interest from the perspective of a Christian foundation

•developing strong ethical principles in all aspects of higher education

•supporting social justice for all people, at home and abroad

•promoting the public good through our work with communities and charities

•being responsible stewards of the natural environment

•building communities that embrace and value diversity, combat prejudice and show respect to everyone.


To find out more about our priorities, download The Cathedrals Group Strategic Plan for 2013-2016 here.


Members of The Cathedrals Group at their 2013 AGM

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