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City College Mission and Vision

Learners and staff work hard together to achieve our core aims.

Our Mission

City College is a leading college of Further and Higher Education, in the heart of Brighton and Hove, committed to excellence in teaching and learning.

Our Vision

It is our ambition to be the outstanding college for Further and Higher Education in the heart of Brighton and Hove.

We have defined our five core values as:

Celebrating difference

We want our staff and students to be different in order to stand out from the crowd. Difference means valuing views and opinions that are based on an innate curiosity to know what others think and feel but being able to challenge received wisdoms in order to further our knowledge and understanding of each other and the world around us.

Respecting individuals

We recognise that no two people are alike and that each individual has their own set of beliefs and values. Respect is mutual and means valuing the position and background of the other person while, at the same time, being prepared to be challenged and to justify, and perhaps change, a particular point of view.

Expecting high achievement

We want staff and students to set themselves challenging targets that truly reflect their abilities. This means accepting that not everything we do is going to be easy and that we sometimes need to be pushed and encouraged to achieve our best.

Applauding creativity

We value new ideas and want people to inspire each other to think differently and to use their imaginations. We believe that everyone has the power of imagination and should be supported in exploring new and different ways of doing things.

Promoting teamwork

We are a people-orientated organisation and we believe that working together is the key to our continued success. No matter what position individuals hold in the organisation, we believe that much more can be achieved, for the mutual benefit of the individuals involved and the organisation as a whole, through teamwork.