Who are knowledgeable

We expect our students to develop an extensive and well-founded knowledge in their field of study. This includes the ability to acquire and understand, using current technologies and effective learning strategies, information and ideas that underpin this knowledge.

Who can apply their knowledge

We expect our students to develop the ability to use their knowledge to plan, to analyse, to think critically, logically and creatively, to reflect upon and evaluate ideas, options, and potential solutions to problems, and to make and implement decisions.

Who can communicate effectively

We expect our students to learn to convey clearly and fluently their knowledge, understanding, reasoning and decisions.  We expect them to be able to do this in written and spoken form, as appropriate to the particular audience and setting.  We also expect them to listen well and to respond constructively.

Who can work independently

We expect our students to take responsibility for, and become self-reliant in, their learning and their work.  This includes organising their activities, prioritising their tasks and managing their time productively.  It also includes recognising that the world is dynamic and changing, and therefore being prepared to take responsibility in the years ahead to review, update and adapt their knowledge and skills.

Who are collaborative

We expect our students to interact effectively and properly with others in a variety of settings.  This includes, where appropriate, working cooperatively and productively within a group or team towards a common outcome.  It also includes showing respect to others and to their ideas and perspectives, and learning to negotiate and resolve conflict or difficulties constructively.

Who value ethical behaviour

We expect our students to act with integrity in all matters.  We also expect them to become aware of the ethical complexities and implications of various issues that can arise within their field of study, and to appreciate the need for themselves and others to act ethically and to learn how to arrive at ethical solutions to problems.

Who connect across boundaries

We expect our students to engage positively with people and ideas beyond the limits of their own geographical, disciplinary, social, cultural or other boundaries, and to span the boundary between the world of study and the world of work.