Your graduate attribute stories


We are gathering together examples from colleagues who are working creatively with the Graduate Attributes. You can share your own examples here by emailing the LTA.

Project RED: Gamekeeping and Wildlife Management

Gamekeeping & Wildlife Management students work with disabled war veterans to develop a range of graduate attributes including communication skills, interpersonal skills and social awareness. Contact David Olds, North Highland College for more information about this project

Screenshot from Twitter showing Psychology students using the Graduate Attribute reflective cards

The reflective activity cards were used during a residential to explore what the attributes mean for Psychology students. Adding fresh air and exercise created a lively discussion on the ways in which the attributes were reflected in the curriculum and the world of work.


The graduate attributes align closely with the eligibility criteria for Scottish Innovative Student Award (SISA) from Scottish Institute of Enterprise (SIE). The university now has 4 modules accredited under these criteria. Contact Alana MacPherson for more information.

Bethan Davies, Orkney College UHI graduate, reflecting on graduate attributes

Bethan Davies, a graduate in Business Management now working at Gregor Howitt Wealth Management reflects on her changing aspirations during her studies, the skills she developed whilst studying and how these relate to the university graduate attributes.

BSc Geography students meet alumni Lauren Neil content

BSc Geography students meet alumni Lauren Neil

Students with a display of the graduate attribute activity card on a screen

Geography students in their second year of study were delighted to have a visit from their former student in February of this year. Lauren Neil works for Highland Council as a Graduate Planner. The focus of the session was on employability and it included a lively discussion on the graduate attributes.

“It sparked an interesting discussion on the difference between reflection and criticism, and how to avoid negativity about yourself too.

Students all agreed that they have learned the value of research and referencing in a more academic sense and that they've gained confidence academically.

We also had a nice little chat about how they've actually learned a lot from interacting with each other as well as within the course.”