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).
His open access article can be found here. For more information on Dr. Wong’s research, visit his staff profile page here. You can also follow him on Twitter here.
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