Personal and civic skills

Individual and civic skills are essential both for self-knowledge and for an ethical, responsible approach to taking action and interacting with others.

In a work environment that promotes the plurality of knowledge and methods, public debate and imagination, students are called upon to:

  • Organise themselves, plan their tasks (individual and group) and manage stress.
  • Sharpen their intellectual curiosity and their taste for research.
  • Demonstrate intellectual honesty and audacity.
  • Become aware of where they need to improve and aim for self-improvement.
  • Dare to face difficulties and take risks.
  • Explore, build and enhance their potential for expression by using a variety of languages (text, image, figures) and media.
  • Express their point of view with sincerity and precision.
  • Develop their capacity to anticipate issues and difficulties.

In an environment conducive to social and cultural diversity, collective intelligence and a collaborative approach, students are encouraged to:

Be tolerant, thoughtful and supportive.

  • Accept their responsibilities as members of a community.
  • Know how to listen and learn humility when sharing ideas.
  • Strengthen their ability to adapt in various contexts (intellectual, professional, social, multicultural), to tailor their communication to the type of audience and situation.
  • Develop their interpersonal skills, facilitate dialogue and collaboration.
  • Contribute to collective problem-solving by drawing on the thoughts and experiences of each group member.
  • Take initiatives, decisions, and unite a team around a project.