Festival of Learning and Teaching 2018 – Keynote

Conference Theme

This year’s theme was Developing Creative Professionals. There were three sub-themes based on our new graduate attributes:

  • Professional and creative – Knowledgeable and confident, our graduates are self-aware; understanding the need for ethical action and considering how they impact others. They are creative, able to communicate ideas effectively, finding solutions to problems and influencing change. Working effectively alone or in teams, they contribute to organisational success.
  • Thoughtful and proactive – Possessing strong Information literacy, our graduates can explain, interpret, analyse, evaluate and draw inferences from a range of sources. They are emotionally intelligent, using their learning to lead, encourage and influence others. Wanting to positively change their worlds, they are committed to equality and inclusivity, personal and professional development and supporting the development of others.
  • Globally aware and resilient – Originating from diverse backgrounds, our graduates are resilient and culturally aware. Embracing change, they are courageous and understand how committing to learning, and developing the requisite skills, allows them to face challenges in highly interconnected, rapidly changing, national and international, environments.