Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Graduate Attributes

Resources introducing and supporting the role of Graduate Attributes in personal tutoring.

The Graduate Attributes have been reviewed by students and staff over 2015/2016, they are now live on the Graduate Attributes website, along with information about what Graduate Attributes are and information about each attribute.

Graduate Attributes website


Resources currently being reviewed

These resources are being updated at the moment, but still give an idea for group sessions.

Here are some of the key resources to help Personal Tutors in their discussions with tutees about Graduate Attributes:

Sample session plans - not prescriptive or exhaustive, but some ideas for group sessions to run with tutees on Graduate Attributes.

Where can I find out more?

Further background information and resources on Graduate Attributes are available in the staff section of the Employability Initiative website:

Employability Initiative website

The last section of ‘Introduction to Graduate Attributes ’ includes information on resources for students relevant to Graduate Attributes.

The development of students' Graduate Attributes positively impacts on their performance as a student, but is also integral to their employability and future careers. The Careers Service has a web resource specifically for personal tutors to help you to support your tutees in this area.

Guide to the Careers Service for Personal Tutors

Staff who would like to find out more about Graduate Attributes should contact Dr Gavin McCabe at the University’s Employability Consultancy.


Dr Gavin McCabe

Employability Consultancy

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