A decade of serving our communities

The origins of our university go back many years, but the partnership we know today was awarded full university status on 1 February 2011.

Since then, our partnership has grown, developed and been involved in many significant achievements.

Our tenth birthday is an opportunity to thank our students, staff, alumni and supporters and to share the story of our unique partnership.


...Windows shine in the dark of the night
with the ghostly glow of computer screens,
a phosphorescent net with a catch of thought
holds the craggy land in its mesh...

Let the Northern land shine!

  • Dr Bateman’s evocative work – “Let the Northern Land Shine” – brings to life the mission of the university, and its place in one of the most beautiful and diverse parts of the world.