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University of Sheffield
Faculty of Engineering
36-38 Victoria Street
Sheffield S3 7QB
Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 4033
Head of SELA
Dr Gary C Wood SFHEA
Seven foundational attributes are at the core of SELA, and guide the learning process for our members:
The ability to bring about positive change, and respond resourcefully and strategically to opportunities, by
generating new ideas and taking action to make them happen.
The ability and willingness to make decisions, taking into account political, economic, social, technological, legal and
environmental context; risks; uncertainty; and ethical considerations.
Technical and academic ability
The ability to apply technical engineering knowledge to analyse problems and develop solutions, working in a range
of multi-disciplinary environments.
The ability to influence others, by creating and communicating a purposeful, compelling and/or transformational
vision of the future.
The ability to accept and respond to change, embrace different perspectives, be adaptable and take alternative
courses of action when appropriate.
The ability to identify strengths and weaknesses in personal, interpersonal and professional skills, and to utilise
strengths whilst pro-actively planning and engaging in continued education, training, and development.
The ability to clearly identify and work towards long-term ambitions through developing and working towards
career and life goals which are inspired and shaped by personal and professional values.