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Graduate Framework

Develop valuable skills and be who you want to be

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Be ready for the world with Newcastle University

Being a student at Newcastle gives you access to unique opportunities and life-changing experiences. Not only will you be a graduate of a Russell Group institution, you’ll have experiences to remember, skills to demonstrate and stories to share.

You can develop graduate attributes from all parts of your life. Your studies (here or abroad), extracurricular activities such as part-time jobs, volunteering and setting up your own business are just some of the opportunities available to develop your skills and prepare you for a successful future.

We want you to leave higher education feeling empowered, creative, and ready to take on the world. The University has created the Graduate Framework to help you identify and develop the key skills and attributes that can shape your future.

The Graduate Framework will help you to:

  • recognise the skills and attributes you already have and identify those you need to develop
  • reflect on your experiences and the value you are gaining from them
  • find further opportunities to develop your own set of attributes 

Our students have gone on to do some amazing things, and many of our 214,000 alumni are at the forefront of sectors as diverse as digital technology, finance, and fine art.

Select the boxes below to find out what each of the 12 attributes mean and how you can develop them while you’re at Newcastle.

As a Newcastle graduate, you can expect to be: