What are Graduate Attributes?
Graduate attributes are the skills, personal qualities and understanding to be developed through your university experience that will prepare for life and work in the 21st century.
You may not realise it at the time, but being a university student will expose you to and help you develop many skills and attributes that will help you make a contribution to your community and society at large. Apart from the subject knowledge and expertise you will develop at university, there are many skills, abilities and qualities that will help you beyond your university studies. These will develop within you during your studies and will help prepare you for gaining employment and making a positive contribution to society.
You will likely acquire skills such as report writing, working to deadlines, making presentations, working in teams, creating portfolios, playing sports, being members of societies and volunteering. Some abilities you will develop include, thinking critically and creatively, and in an analytical manner whilst being able to work effectively independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
We, at UWS, are totally committed to help you develop these transferable skills and abilities so as you may graduate knowing that you can make a difference to society. The UWS Graduate Attributes were created to reflect the range of skills, qualities and abilities you can develop at UWS which will help to prepare you for success outwith/beyond university.