AN INNOVATIVE, NEW APPROACH TO LEARNING.

We put character and personal development at the core of your learning experience with a strong emphasis on work ethic. You’ll develop your resilience and ability to solve problems and face challenges.


As a reflective learner, you’ll take positive learning even when things don’t go to plan. Your communication skills will be developed to engage and influence at different levels, one-to one, in small groups, or with large audiences. You will learn to respect the views and perspectives of others in a complex global and digital world. You’ll develop as a collaborator and team player and also develop your own leadership skills. As part of your credit bearing modules, you will undertake Character and Personal Development projects which aim to develop these key attributes in you, and situate their importance in an industry relevant to your degree.

A significant amount of your time will of course be spent focusing on you subject specific modules. Here you will study topics in depth, often working in small groups with academic experts or advanced practitioners. Study of underlying theory will be complemented with practical and project work as well as insight days. Work placement opportunities will also help you develop a better understanding of the professional work environment.

EXPERIENCE, PASSION, INDUSTRY CONTACTS AND ACADEMIC CREDIBILITY, ALL WITH A STRONG WORK ETHIC, TENACITY, AND A SPIRIT OF NEVER GIVING UP – THIS IS OUR FORMULA FOR UNLOCKING YOUR GREATNESS.
Sara Prowse | CEO, UA92


WHAT IS THE CHARACTER AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT CURRICULUM?

The Character and Personal Development curriculum aims to develop your cognitive, emotional and social intelligence, your understanding of physical and mental well-being, and your preparedness for employment. This will be through one dedicated module at each level of study, which helps you to situate your subject learning in industry, but also expands your experience of the personal skills which you need to succeed in your career. The modules will consist of a brief set by one of our industry partners, including time spent at the partner engaging in activities to investigate and solve the brief. You will also reflect on your personal skills and development with regular support from your personal development coach. The modules will also include employability specific skills, including developing an online profile, job interviews, and CV writing. This approach is designed to put you in the best possible place for your university-level studies and to prepare you for a strong career trajectory after graduation.

Personal Character Development Modules

Character Skills

The Character and Personal Development curriculum will address the development of the following skills:

Target illustration showing what you will learn

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COACHING

Every student will have a personal development coach. You will meet your coach on a regular basis and will develop a Career Toolkit that will capture your personal development journey and preparation for future employment. This Career Toolkit is a key part of the Character and Personal Development modules, and will underpin your employability skills learning, Your coach will also discuss and support you through your academic development and, refer you to physical and mental well-being professionals for specialist advice if necessary.