Attributes and Aspirations is available to all PhD students in the Faculties of Medicine, Engineering and the Natural Sciences from September 1st, and you can enrol at any time while you are a student at Imperial.

  1. Access the course catalogue here
  2. Log in using your Imperial username and password in the top right corner
  3. Click enrol now on the modules that you want to take
  4. You will then be able to access AA from Blackboard Learn

What is AA?

Attributes & Aspirations is an interactive, practical, flexible online short designed to support you to make decisions on your professional future. It was created based on research into the skills employers and researchers look for, so you can be sure they are the skills that you really need.

AA offers topics like teamworking, decision making, communication, as well as career planning and interview preparation skills. You can enrol and complete them when you need them on a timeline that works for you! Visit the Skills Map to explore what skills you can practice and where to find them.

By enrolling on AA

  • You can develop key skills that will help with your PhD and in your future.
  • You will access content that designed specifically for Imperial College research students.
  • You will receive a certificate for each module you complete.

Watch the video below to see how AA can help you get ahead

Short cartoon video to give an introduction to the AA programme for undergraduate students