Common Good Attributes

The Common Good Curriculum will support our students to achieve the GCU Common Good Attributes which are underpinned by GCU’s core values: Integrity, Creativity, Responsibility and Confidence.

Our students will develop the attributes needed to make a positive difference in addition to achieving the knowledge, skills and values of their professional and disciplinary area.


We want to enable our students to develop new ideas and engage in activities that address societal challenges on a local, national or global scale.


We will provide opportunities for all students to develop these attributes further by participating in co and extra-curricular activities aligned to our Common Good mission. Some opportunities are tailored to students on particular programmes of study; others are open to all students across the University.

Further information and guidance for staff on the Common Good Curriculum can be found on our Academic Quality and Development page.