Graduate Attributes

Attributes Of Graduates Of NorthernUNI

At NU, our graduates embody these attributes, equipping them to excel as professionals, leaders, and global citizens. Join us in cultivating a transformative educational experience that empowers individuals to make a positive impact on the world.

In-depth discipline knowledge

  • Possess comprehensive knowledge and skills in their respective disciplines.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of their field of study

Broad knowledge and skills

  • Showcase a breadth of knowledge and skills beyond their specific discipline
  • Apply interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving and innovation.

Application of knowledge

  • Utilise their acquired knowledge to develop innovative solutions for real-world challenges.
  • Contribute to the generation of new knowledge through research and inquiry

Effective communication

  • Communicate clearly, concisely, and confidently in various formats.
  • Tailor their communication for different purposes and contexts.
  • Demonstrate active listening skills and provide well-informed arguments.

Information retrieval and analysis

  • Exhibit the ability to locate and retrieve relevant information using appropriate techniques.
  • Evaluate, integrate, and interpret data to make informed judgements

Critical, creative, and reflective thinking

  • Identify, evaluate, and define complex issues in a systematic manner
  • Employ creative problem-solving strategies to develop innovative solutions.
  • Critically evaluate feedback and utilise it for personal growth.

Ethical and professional conduct

  • Demonstrate awareness of ethical and social issues within their field.
  • Respect and appreciate social and cultural diversity.
  • Uphold positive attitudes, honesty, integrity, and social responsibility.
  • Take initiative, show personal responsibility, and be accountable for their actions.

Responsible use of technology

  • Identify and employ appropriate technologies for specific tasks.
  • Utilise technology in a respectful and responsible manner.
  • Harness technology for sustainable development.

Autonomy and collaboration

  • Recognise personal strengths and weaknesses and overcome barriers to achieve goals.
  • Engage in logical arguments, evaluate peers’ arguments, and collaborate to reach a hared understanding
  • Resolve conflicts, build positive relationships, and demonstrate leadership for collective achievements.
  • Embrace responsibilities and exhibit commitment to shared goals

Global citizenship

  • Evaluate issues from a global perspective.
  • Apply global standards and practises within their discipline.
  • Demonstrate awareness of other cultures and perspectives, acting as ambassadors for their own culture.