Graduates at the University of Reading develop a range of attributes. The particular knowledge, competencies and skills which all programmes inculcate and enable students to demonstrate are outlined below. The curriculum seeks to engender the following attributes:
Mastery of the discipline
Breadth and depth of knowledge of one or more disciplines and its/their use/applicability in real-world contexts. Discipline-specific skills and attributes. Understanding of disciplinary epistemology and methodology. Awareness of current research in the discipline/s. Ability to undertake research and enquiry within their discipline/s. Autonomous learning within discipline/s.
Personal effectiveness and self-awareness
Ability to communicate effectively in an increasingly digital world for a variety of purposes and audiences, and through a range of appropriate media. Ability to articulate what and how they have learned, awareness of their strengths and areas to develop, and commitment to learning and reflection. Desire for self-improvement. Personal self-awareness and reflection, self-efficacy, intellectual curiosity, adaptability, resilience and commitment to lifelong learning.
Skills in research and enquiry
Ability to learn through research and enquiry. Ability to design, undertake and present research as appropriate to their discipline. Ability to consume and appraise research critically.
Global engagement and multi-cultural awareness
Intercultural competence and global outlook. Social and civic responsibility. Ability to collaborate effectively and adapt to different work or study contexts. Appreciation of multiple perspectives and valuing of diversity.