Heriot-watt University Graduate Attributes

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Heriot-watt University Graduate Attributes

As part of the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy, a series of four Heriot-Watt Graduate Attributes is being introduced from 2016/17 for students on all undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes:

  • Specialist
  • Creative
  • Global
  • Professional


Heriot-watt University Graduate Attributes

All of the University’s policy, procedures and guideline documents related to learning, teaching and assessment are provide here. Full documents are contained in the Policy Bank, while Briefing Papers provide a one-page summary of key policies.

Read the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy 2013-2018 and its accompanying Operation Plan.

At Heriot-Watt University, Thematic Review is a topic-led approach to institution-wide review of learning and teaching matters which have been identified as key priorities for the institution. Thematic Reviews are conducted on an individual topic basis. The process is led by the University’s Learning and Teaching Board and it has an enhancement focus and purpose.

One Thematic Review is conducted per academic year, within a five-year programme. The Learning and Teaching Board is invited to consider annually, at its June meeting, the theme for the year ahead, and has the flexibility to determine whether to continue with the theme specified in the five-year programme, or to specify an alternative theme, based on its identification of emerging priority areas for learning and teaching.

The topics for the first of the five-year programmes of Thematic Review are as follows: