The co-curriculum is about providing you with opportunities that will enhance your transferable skills and make you more marketable to employers. Any activities undertaken will also provide you with an opportunity to achieve graduate attributes. The University of Aberdeen's Graduate Attributes are a wide-ranging set of qualities which you will develop during your time as a student, in preparation for future employment, further study and citizenship.
There are four main areas of graduate attributes:
- Academic Excellence
- Critical Thinking & Communication
- Learning & Personal Development
- Active Citizenship
The Careers Service delivers a wide range of co-curricular activities which provide you with the opportunity to develop and achieve Aberdeen Graduate Attributes. These opportunities include: work placements, the BP Student Tutoring Scheme, career mentoring, enterprise & entrepreneurship events, study abroad and the STAR Award initiative.
If you started your studies as a first year student in September 2010 or later, you will receive a new and more comprehensive record of your university achievements when you graduate. Your graduate transcript will not only include details of your academic learning, but will also record your recognised co-curricular achievements e.g. the STAR Award. When it then comes to applying for internships, graduate employment or further study, you can use your graduate transcript to provide further evidence of your university learning and experiences to impress employers and recruiters.