How we help graduates
Appropriate to their level of study, we will help graduates to:
Become academically competent, with
- a breadth and depth of knowledge, understanding and skills of their chosen subject;
- a breadth of knowledge and understanding beyond their chosen subject;
- an understanding of the provisional nature of knowledge;
- a recognition of informed argument and debate as means of challenging accepted knowledge and understanding;
- an ability to communicate effectively for different purposes and in different contexts;
- an ability to contextualise knowledge and ideas.
Become critical thinkers, with
- a capacity for independent and creative thinking;
- an ability to identify and solve problems
- a capacity to collect, synthesise and analyse information in a reasoned manner.
Develop a desire for learning and personal development, with
- an openness to, and an interest in, lifelong learning through both directed and independent study;
- an awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses;
- an ability to recognise, create and capitalise on entrepreneurial opportunities;
- the capacity to reflect on their abilities and seek continual personal development.
Become responsible members of society, with
- an understanding of the global responsibilities and issues within their chosen subject area;
- a recognition of the value of cultural and social diversity;
- a responsible attitude to ethical and environmental issues;
- an understanding of the principles of sustainability.
Maximise their employability, with
- the confidence to effectively apply their acquired knowledge, understanding and skills in the workplace;
- well-developed practical skills, reflecting the vocational nature of their chosen subject;
- effective leadership and organisational skills;
- an ability to work independently and as part of a team;
- a diverse set of transferable skills;
- an international perspective of relevant policies and practice.