Articulate ideas and convey them effectively using a range of media. Work collaboratively and engage with people in different settings. Recognise how culture can shape communication.
Graduates need to be effective communicators for a number of reasons. Communication skills are required to understand the nature of the puzzles and problems new graduates need to solve as part of their everyday work. By being an effective communicator they can
- obtain the support of other partners in the team, who will be diverse and might have different values, approaches, backgrounds, abilities, and language skills to their own
- share the tasks that need to be completed to solve the problem (or to complete the assignment)
- persuade colleagues and ‘clients’ of the suitability and effectiveness of the preferred solution
- share the results of their work with others in an enterprising way
Resources and Support
- Working in Groups (UOW)
A look at the skills you can develop as part of a team and how to work together as an effective team.
- Working in groups (University of Canberra)
Great tips from the University of Canberra for tackling group assignments.
- Belbin's Team Roles
A look at the way teams work together and common team member roles.
- Learning Development
Online study resources for academic writing including: academic writing, cohesive writing, essay writing, annotated models of disciplinary essays, report writing, research and thesis writing and writing a synopsis.
- Student Support Advisers
The Student Support Advisers can assist with the development of programs and resources promoting respect for the cultural diversity of students
- Woolyungah Indigenous Centre
Can provide assistance for Indigenous students and advice on programs to promote respect and understanding of Indigenous culture