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Personal development planning

All UHI Programmes seek to reinforce core or key learning skills. These are generic and transferable skills that employers and others look for in candidates for employment or in preparation for other higher education Programmes.  For UHI undergraduate programmes core or graduate skills are embedded in programmes and are identified as Graduate Key Skills (GKS) and are recognised as part of personal development planning.

At Masters level it is important to consolidate and further develop employability skills and the concept of ‘graduateness’. Within our Programmes, subject or field-specific skills are developed along with theoretical, intellectual and applied skills. The more generic skills of written and oral communication and interpersonal skills are also developed within the programmes. Through the development of self-awareness and self-directed study students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and to be more reflective professionals. These abilities are particularly important for part-time and distance learning students, including those engaged in continuing professional development.