Core Programme Threads
The Core Programme Threads should be incorporated into all programmes in the context of the discipline to guarantee that all students are exposed to each of them, whatever programme or modules they take.
All Leeds programmes will provide:
- Exposure for all students to all threads;
- Exposure to threads at more than one level; and
- Assessment of activities which constitute the threads (i.e. students will be able to show evidence of their exposure to, and progression within, the Threads by reference to formative or summative assessment or learning activities).
The Core Programme Threads are defined as follows:
Ethics and Responsibility
The programme should provide opportunities for students to engage with the ethical issues of the discipline and to demonstrate how, more generally, to behave responsibly and professionally. As a result, a student/graduate should be:
- Ethically aware;
- Reflective and critical; and
- A considered and informed decision maker.
Global and Cultural Insight
The programme should provide opportunities for students to engage with multiple perspectives (e.g. social, geographic, political, economic, legal, environmental and technological). As a result, a student/graduate should be equipped to:
- Acknowledge and appreciate the implications of diversity;
- Reflect on the value of having multiple perspectives;
- Engage with the international issues and the development of the programme content; and
- Be effective in a range of contexts.
The programme should provide opportunities for students to develop the attributes that will make them employable. As a result, a student/graduate should be:
- Aware of the skills they need to be employable;
- Able to articulate and provide evidence of their skills in a range of circumstances (academic and employment);
- Ready to compete for opportunities and be successful in the workplace; and
- A lifelong learner who is effective in a work environment.