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Our graduates are well-versed in their chosen subject of study, but an idea of “graduateness” also encompasses qualities common across disciplines.
Our graduates are able to:
A critical thinker is someone who is able to see a problem they haven’t seen before, and is able to come up with a reasonable solution to it.
Professor Daniel Bernhofen,
School of Economics
Across the range of disciplines at the University, there is a common interest in what constitutes a critical approach in a Nottingham graduate.
It's important to be very clear about the way we ask questions and the way we evaluate the answers we get. That's an important skill people can use anywhere in their life.
Dr Katharina Lorenz,
School of Humanities
Our research-intensive environment caters well for an approach to study that asks students to formulating questions and find ways to begin to answer them.
Non-academic activities are also important in the personal and professional growth of our students, particularly when they reflect on the relevance of those experiences to future employment.
In my view, the thing that the best university students do, and what marks them out, is that they ask themselves the question continuously, ‘What is it I need to know and how can I find it out?’ rather than ‘I wonder what the teacher is going to tell me next?’
Professor David Clarke
School of Psychology
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