Our Mission and Vision

We are a caring, inclusive and innovative specialist higher education provider. Discover more about our mission and vision and what makes us distinctive and unique.

From Our Past, For Your Future

Our Mission:

'A healthier society through education, research and clinical care.'


Our Vision:

'To be a leading higher education institution in the university sector specialising in chiropractic and other healthcare disciplines, nationally and internationally recognised for quality and excellence.'


A Vision for the Future

We were designated as an institution for direct government funding in March 2016 and granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers in May 2016. We applied for University College title and were successful in August 2017, and admitted students for the first time to our own degrees as a fully independent HEI in September 2017. These are exciting and empowering times for AECC University College.

At the same time as building on our heritage, strong brand and quality reputation, we will use these powers and opportunities to apply for government funding, to invest in our staff and physical infrastructure and move forward with further growth and expansion.

We will develop all our staff and recognise and grow their talents to enable them to contribute fully to building a successful institution. The student experience will be at the heart of our business, and we will admit a diverse range of students and graduate them with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the employment market. This will go hand in hand with high levels of student satisfaction, strong retention rates and excellent external quality ratings.

We will diversify our income streams through an increase in the number and range of flexible and sustainable courses, most notably in undergraduate education and training, but also through measured growth in postgraduate student numbers.

Our educational provision, which will be at the heart of our activity, will be underpinned by the scholarly activity of our teaching staff and nationally and internationally recognised areas of research activity in relevant and focused areas.