WELCOME

Graduate+ is the brand new extra-curricular awards framework designed to capture and provide evidence to help you grow as a person whilst preparing you for your future career aspirations.

You are an automatic member of the Graduate+ community and we look to encourage you to get involved in the range of activities, events and opportunities that are available during your time at University.

This is an amazing opportunity for you to develop and test out new ideas whilst making long and lasting network and social contacts throughout your time at University and beyond.

In excess of 24000 students and staff make up this unique community and we look to encourage your full involvement, engagement and enjoyment of being a part of this.

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WHAT IS GRADUATE+

Graduate+ is a three year Award programme which will record a range of activities & events in addition to your degree programme. These will be recorded within your own individual award on this website as you work towards, Bronze, Silver and Gold level. These activities and events are designed to reflect all that you do make you ‘stand out from the crowd’ as you look to enter the Graduate job market. These activities can take place either internal or external to the University community as we are keen to capture and recognise all that you do so that you can reflect and understand how this fits with your future.

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HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

  1. Take the 'Potential.ly Development Tool'.
  2. Check out the 'information & resources section'
  3. Get involved in a range of internal and external activities and events
  4. Learn a new language with Rosetta Stone
  5. Make your volunteering and/or part time work count towards your Graduate+ Award
  6. Log all that you do against your own 'Graduate+ Award'
  7. Become the Ultimate Graduate!

WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?

Birmingham City University is committed in helping you to grow, develop and maximise your own potential both now and in the future. The BCU Graduate employability attributes reflect the skills and qualities needed to compete and get ahead in whichever direction you choose.

The world is changing and whilst your degree is really important it is equally important to provide evidence to support the below BCU Graduate employability attributes:

  • PROFESSIONAL & WORK READY
  • CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVERS
  • ENTERPRISING
  • GLOBAL OUTLOOK

A Graduate+ award will help you identify and reflect on what you do so that you can promote yourself with confidence. Graduate+ is about YOU and more importantly for YOU!

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