Academic Careers - A focus on CVs and covering letters (Faculty of Arts)

Title:Academic Careers - A focus on CVs and covering letters (Faculty of Arts)

Duration:0.5 days
The Graduate School

This course is delivered jointly by the University of Nottingham Graduate School, the Careers and Employability Service and the Faculty of Arts

Target Audience

This session is part of the Arts Researcher Skills Programme for late stage research students in the Faculty of Arts only


 You should bring a copy of your academic CV to the session


Plenary discussion with current academic staff on applications and Q&A


Following on from the Academic Careers in Higher Education panel session, late stage Faculty of Arts students will be able to use this session to focus on enhancing their ability to make competitive applications for their first posts in academia.

This workshop will concentrate on CVs and cover letters with input from academic colleagues on what they look for when they are shortlisting applicants. They will offer tips and advice on making an effective and interesting application as well as insights into the things that can irritate and annoy them when they are shortlisting. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions about applying for academic jobs in the arts and humanities.

This will be followed by a workshop on academic interviews (

Related Courses

Applying for Academic Jobs

Recruitment Interviews and Selection Exercises – Developing Confidence, Techniques and Strategies


To develop understanding and confidence in preparing effective written applications

Booking Guidelines

Latecomer policy
 Researchers should plan to arrive prior to the advertised course start time. Except for exceptional reasons, there will be no admittance to a Graduate School or Faculty Training Programme (FTP) course 15 minutes after the advertised course start time.

Importance of booking commitment
 When booking on to a Graduate School short course you are entering into a commitment to attend. If you find that you are no longer available to attend you MUST cancel your place (on the system if more than three days before the course) or if at short notice by emailing This will ensure that your place can be offered to another researcher on the waiting list. Failure to cancel a place results in other researchers missing out on places through the waiting list process.

It is unacceptable for researchers to just not attend when booked onto a course. The Graduate School maintains records of those who repeatedly do not attend courses they have booked. This may affect future eligibility to book onto further Graduate School courses and will affect considerations for Graduate School funded opportunities.

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University Park
12 June 2019
12/06/2019 00:00:00
12 June 2019
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Katherine Shingler
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