Our Aims

In keeping with the changing nature of higher education and the issues which concern society at large, CDBU updated its aims in 2022 and will keep them in constant consideration. 

“The aim of the CDBU is to promote and sustain British universities as places where students can develop their capabilities to the full and where scholarship, research and teaching can be freely pursued at the highest level.”

We want to:

  • Protect the autonomy of institutions of higher education.
  • Support academic freedom and standards in research and teaching, as well as knowledge and understanding of the associated rights and responsibilities.
  • Make university education accessible to all those able to benefit from it.
  • Enhance inclusive teaching and research as interdependent.
  • Foster the intellects of students at all levels.
  • Restore the role of academic values in university governance.