During your time as an undergraduate student at Leeds Beckett University, you will develop a mixture of skills, knowledge and attitudes known as 'graduate attributes' which will prepare you for life after your course.
Student focus groups in all Schools helped to identify attributes which will enhance your learning experience and your future employability. Leeds Beckett has defined 3 key graduate attributes that are embedded in all courses. These are:
- be enterprising
- be digitally literate
- have a global outlook.
Being enterprising is not necessarily about developing entrepreneurial skills for business, but about developing 'enterprising' skills which will enhance your learning experience and employability. This means you will develop creative and problem-solving skills which will enable you to take an enterprising and resourceful approach to your academic study and future career.
Digital literacy can be defined as the confident and critical use of information and digital technologies for work, leisure, learning and communication. It includes information literacy; media literacy; online communication and collaboration; digital scholarship; life planning and learning skills. All of which are underpinned by computer literacy.
The world in which we live and work is culturally diverse and globally interconnected. Having a global outlook will prepare you for work in the globalised economy and enable you to live and work effectively with people from different cultures and countries. You will be able to respond to global events in an informed and ethical way, evaluating information from a variety of sources and perspectives to assess the whole scenario, and not just your viewpoint.