A portfolio is a collection of work that you have created and compiled over a period of time. It helps to demonstrate your skills and abilities, by making your academic and professional learning more concrete and visible. Portfolios are used to assess learning across a wide range of subjects including art, graphic design, photography, education, nursing and psychology. Different types of portfolio may include:
Portfolios can be developed in both electronic (e-portfolios) and print formats, so it is very important to find out how your department would like you to present your work.
Depending on whether your portfolio is part of your course assessment or developed for prospective employers, it may be used to: