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Our values set the standards that we expect, encourage and nurture in our staff and students. They guide our decision-making and position us to achieve our purpose.
Excellence - we pursue the exception and strive for innovation in our teaching, research and operating environment

Equity - our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusiveness is fundamental to everything we do. We believe that every person has the right to participate and succeed.

Engagement - Our staff, students, alumni and communities are deeply connected to the challenges and opportunities in our regions and beyond.

Sustainability - We are ethically minded and priorities responsible management of our environment and financial resources.
volunteering made me know myself more, and it helped me define my career aspirations. Although I am happy to graduate, I will miss everyone, and those activities that made my days more beautiful.
Maram Mohamed,
Surprising benefits of volunteering
Whether it is developing your employability skills, improving your communication, meeting new people, or just the feeling of giving back, volunteering provides a range of benefits!
Opening the door to life satisfaction - “Satisfaction with life is at least partially dependent on living a life with purpose and meaning,” says alumnus Dr. Tim Sharp (PhD(Medicine) ’98) who is affectionately referred to as ‘Dr. Happy’. “Volunteering provides both these things in spades.

You'll get a helpers high - Helping others triggers the reward pathway in the brain known as the mesolimbic system. It releases “feel-good” neurotransmitters such as oxytocin and vasopressin.

Feel a sense of belonging - Volunteering is a great way to promote and develop strong social networks. This is because of what’s called “prosocial behavior”, which means that what we’re doing benefits other people – this can be seen in helping, sharing, donating and volunteering.
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