Projects

P05 Graduate Attributes

Project Status: Project Closed   

Benefit Review scheduled for 2015

Benefits legacy    
This project has identified and developed a series of core attributes which enables Oxford Brookes’ graduates to demonstrate the skills and ‘adaptive expertise’ that will enable them to take up valuable and satisfying careers, and contribute to society and the economy.

The five core graduate attributes have been embedded into all undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (with a mechanism in place for embedding them into new programmes).

In attracting potential students to the academic offer, Oxford Brookes can in confidence  declare  that all its graduates will be equipped with a key range of abilities, disposition and qualities which will assist them in tackling ever evolving challenges throughout their lives. This initiative also reinforces the aspirations and mission of John Henry Brookes that "a goal of all formal education should be to graduate students to lead lives of consequence."

Project synopsis

A key driver articulated in the Strategy for Enhancing the Student Experience 2010 -2012 is the requirement to develop a challenging, relevant and internationalised curriculum.

The University will seek to provide an appropriate curriculum for the 21st Century which enables Brookes' graduates to demonstrate the skills and 'adaptive expertise' that will enable them to take up valuable and satisfying careers, and contribute to society and the economy.

Every undergraduate programme will include the development of the following five core Graduate Attributes:

  1. Academic literacy
  2. Research literacy
  3. Critical self-awareness and personal literacy
  4. Digital and information literacy
  5. Global citizenship

The key aim of this project is to embed the five Graduate Attributes into all programmes.

Key project milestones

  • Graduate Attributes support site launched (15 November 2011)
  • Graduate Attributes mapping activities on all programmes commenced (07 December 2011)
  • Graduate Attribute mapping completed (30 April 2012)
  • Faculty wide Graduate Attributes Reviews and Progress reports submitted to AESC submitted (23 May 2012)
  • All Graduate Attributes related major change requests submitted to APQO (February 2013)
  • All programmes to have Graduate Attributes incorporated (23 July 2013)
  • Collaborative provision programmes to undertake mapping of the Graduate Attributes (30 June 2013)
  • All programmes to have Graduate Attributes incorporated (23 July 2013)
  • Present Graduate Attributes student perceptions report to AESC (25 June 2014)

WHO TO CONTACT

Project Sponsor Rhona Sharpe Head of OCSLD

Project Manager Greg Benfield OCSLD Educational Development Consultant

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