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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

This course, which is prescribed for level 1 students and optional for level 2 students, is studied entirely online and covers topics relating to careers and employability, equality and diversity and health, safety and wellbeing.  During the course you will learn about the Aberdeen Graduate Attributes, how they are relevant to you and the opportunities available to develop your skills and attributes alongside your University studies.  You will also gain an understanding of equality and diversity and health, safety and wellbeing issues.  Successful completion of this course will be recorded on your Enhanced Transcript as ‘Achieved’ (non-completion will be recorded as ‘Not Achieved’).  The course takes approximately 3 hours to complete and can be taken in one sitting, or spread across a number of weeks and it will be available to you throughout the academic year. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 0 credits (0 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mrs Tracey Innes
  • Mrs Kate Robertson

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • PD1501 Professional Skills Part 1 (Passed)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Course Aims

The course will develop the employability of students through engaging them in their development of Aberdeen Graduate Attributes through the co-curriculum.  The course will introduce students to the concepts and importance of health, safety & wellbeing and equality and diversity awareness.


Main Learning Outcomes

The course will comprise overall topic learning outcomes to enable students to:

  1. Understand the concept of Aberdeen Graduate Attributes and how they can be developed through engagement in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
  2. Understand the concept of equality and diversity and how it affects themselves and others.
  3. Understand and implement health, safety & wellbeing guidelines, policies and procedures.


Course Content

The course consists of the following 3 topics:

  1. Developing your Aberdeen Graduate Attributes
  2. Understanding Equality and Diversity Issues
  3. Health, Safety & Wellbeing for Students

Further Information & Notes

This is an online 0-credit course prescribed for level 1 students and optional for level 2 students, accessed and completed via MyAberdeen.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown


More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

For each of the three topics you will complete a summative online assessment in the form of a quiz, each of which has a set pass mark.  You have unlimited attempts at the summative quizzes, and only your last result will be recorded.

Formative Assessment

Students will complete a series of formative online activities and tests.


Automated written formative feedback is provided throughout the course relating to the formative online activities and tests you complete.  Where formative quiz questions are answered incorrectly twice, feedback including the correct answers and detailed explanations about each question are given and you can continue to progress through the course and/or explore the further resources provided.

Course Learning Outcomes


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