University of Hull - Graduate Attributes
“As a student and graduate of the University of Hull you will be able to learn independently, explore new avenues with confidence, and think in a critical, creative, and enterprising manner, enabling you to function effectively in a complex and ever-changing society.”
The University will provide many different opportunities for you to develop a broad set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that will allow you to enter and be successful in the graduate job market. Gaining work experience will play an important part in this, as will volunteering, work placements, playing an active role in clubs and societies, becoming a course rep, undertaking professional skills modules on your course, employer mentoring, taking Employability Awards and generally getting involved in things that can contribute to success during, and at the end of your studies. For further information, take a look at some of the options on the other side of this document and on the JobTeaser website.
To discuss the Graduate Attributes and associated opportunities, book an appointment with a member of the Student Futures Team. You can phone 01482 462 222, then select Option 2. Or use the MyHull Portal.
You can download and print this two-page document, created by the University's Student Futures team.
Page two gives examples of some of the opportunities that are available to you. Please note, these opportunities may change over time to incorporate new activities. Information on all these activities can be found on the online central careers platform, JobTeaser.
Skills and competences
Skills and competences
1. Critical and independent thinking Developing questioning, analytical, and problems
Developing questioning, analytical, and problem-solving skills
2. Leadership and collaboration
Working professionally and confidently, being an active listener and assertive as appropriate in voicing your opinions, seeking to resolve conflict, understanding the contribution you bring to a group and demonstrating your leadership potential.
3. Digital literacy & knowledge management
Being curious and resourceful, identifying and accessing appropriate sources, practising effective information management, and using digital, communication and media technologies with professionalism and confidence.
Conveying information clearly, for a variety of purposes and audiences, and enhancing your social capital and personal capacity through relevant networking.
Taking initiative, making informed choices, developing resilience through navigating and dealing with uncertainty, acting in a forward-looking and flexible manner.
Knowledge of subject
Understanding how subject knowledge and expertise can be applied in a broader context and how your learning can be transferred to new contexts. e.g. understanding of global and ethical issues..
Behaviours - putting skills and knowledge into practice, leadership, supporting others, and being creative
Enhancing your wellbeing and that of others by active participation in social and community life, through volunteering, clubs, and societies. Recognising opportunities, being able and happy to experiment, taking risks and making mistakes, and then learning from your experience. Developing a strong sense of your own self, including strengths and weaknesses, working and communicating with integrity, and taking responsibility for your actions