Graduate Attributes

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What are Graduate Attributes

‘Graduate attributes are the qualities, skills and understandings a university community agrees its students should develop during their time with the institution. These attributes include, but go beyond, the disciplinary expertise or technical knowledge that has traditionally formed the core of most university courses. They are qualities that also prepare graduates as agents for social good in an unknown future.’ (Bowden, 2000)

Why Graduate Attributes?

St Patrick's Pontifical University believes that these attributes distinguish our graduates in a way that enables them to enhance their futures, church and society. All our programmes therefore strive to develop these attributes in our students, in a manner that compliments and challenges each individual student.


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