Our Graduate Profile outlines the capabilities that you will develop through studying for a Bachelor of Arts.
Disciplinary knowledge and practice
- Able to display knowledge and understanding of essential content and significance of their chosen fields of study.
- Able to apply knowledge and understanding through the exercise of practices specific to fields of study.
- Able to define, contextualize and address questions or problems through multi- and/or interdisciplinary enquiry.
- Able to identify and evaluate the premises, conditions and contexts of knowledge claims and information sources.
- Able to conceive and formulate questions based on synthesising information and ideas from multiple sources and diverse perspectives.
- Able to construct reasoned, reflexive arguments and interpretations using valid evidence to justify claims and conclusions.
- Able to define problems with regard to their significance, ethical implications, and real-world challenges, using skills in the analysis of social and cultural data.
- Research, imagine, and aim to create transformative solutions to defined problems.
Communication and engagement
- Able to communicate effectively in academic English and other academic and vernacular languages, according to background and specialisation.
- Express and present information and ideas clearly, coherently, and persuasively in a variety of forms to diverse audiences.
- Interact and collaborate with individuals and groups to accomplish tasks, and show capacity to work constructively as part of a team to achieve positive outcomes.
Independence and integrity
- Able to demonstrate honesty and integrity and to engage in independent, ethical decision-making and action.
- Capable of intellectual flexibility, self-assessment and self-directed learning for the benefit of career management as well as future personal and professional progress.
Social and environmental responsibilities
- Understand the historical, social, political, economic and cultural significance of tangata whenua and recognize the ongoing significance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to contemporary New Zealand.
- Recognise the cultural, linguistic, and historical diversity and global connectedness of New Zealand as a Pacific nation.
- Able to exercise rights and fulfil responsibilities as informed, ethical, and engaged citizens contributing to sustainable social, economic, and natural environments.