We know the world is changing. Increased competition for jobs and high expectations in all areas of our lives mean that, alongside your degree, you will want to develop personal skills to succeed in the world. You will also need to be able to evidence these skills, some of which you may already have.

Developing yourself as a person will give you the confidence in your own talents to reach your potential in whatever area of life you choose. Deciding on the skills that you want to enhance is a great starting point, and can help you understand the qualities that employers are asking for. To help you get ahead, the Graduate Attributes Excellence Award has been designed to support you in further developing the skills and recognising where you already do them.

Each Graduate Attribute is designed to support you in gaining skills which will set you apart. These are embedded in your degree programmes, but to gain the Excellence Award you can choose to undertake a series of additional activities.

The Excellence Award will help you to:

  • Enhance your personal development by gaining new skills
  • Be recognised for your achievements
  • Participate in activities, meet new people and have fun!

Take a look at the Graduate Attributes Excellence Award schedule w/c 13th November 2023.


Sign up for the Graduate Attributes Excellence Award

Here's how to book a 1:1 with the BG Futures team:

  1. Go to the BG Futures Online platform and sign in as a student.
  2. Once signed in, you may need to create a profile.
  3. When you’ve done this, click ‘Book’ and then ‘appointments’ at the top of the page.
  4. Scroll down to ‘Graduate Attributes induction’ on the appointments page and select the time/date you would like to have an appointment.

Graduate Attributes

Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship

Your place in the world.

Information Literacy

Information Literacy

Find and evaluate information effectively

Digital fluencies

Digital Fluencies

Navigate digital spaces confidently.

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Get the skills to be where you want to be.

Outside spaces lectures CELT Refectory 1 of 123

Being Enterprising

Engage, Innovate, Inspire, Create Change!

Academic Literacies

Academic Literacies

Skills to support study.