Dr. Billy Wong’s (Associate Professor in Widening Participation, University of Reading) latest paper, ‘A mapping of graduate attributes: What can we expect from UK university students?’, was recently published in the journal, Higher Education Research & Development.
The paper presents a national mapping of graduate attributes proposed by UK universities and examines four discourses that seem to characterise the overarching qualities UK students can expect to embody by graduation. These are: self-awareness & lifelong learning, employability & professional development, global citizenship & engagement and academic & research literacy. These discourses are discussed in relation to the concept of the ‘ideal graduate’, building on Dr. Wong’s research on the Ideal Student.
Dr. Wong’s latest paper is co-authored with Dr. Tiffany Chiu (Imperial College London, UK), Meggie Copsey-Blake (recent MA in Education graduate, University of Reading, UK) and Dr. Myrto Nikolopoulou (Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece).
Wong, B., Chiu, Y-L.T., Copsey-Blake, M., & Nikolopoulou, M. (2021). A mapping of graduate attributes: What can we expect from UK university students? Higher Education Research & Development. https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2021.1882405