The NPC have recently adopted the following Mission Statement:
Our mission is to advance, in the public interest, the education of postgraduate students within the United Kingdom. We shall achieve this by democratically representing postgraduates, contributing to discussions, supporting postgraduate representatives and facilitating communication between stakeholders.
The NPC vision
1. Applicants are assessed by their ability to learn not their ability to pay;
2. Learning and research takes place in an environment which promotes and sustains equality of opportunity;
3. Adequate financial, intellectual, pastoral and social support mechanisms are provided.
Realising this vision would enable the individual student to maximise their own potential to the benefit of themselves, academic knowledge, the economy and society as a whole.