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Future Ready: Your Academic Cover Letter

Is a cover letter really as important as a CV?

June 17, 2021
Microsoft Teams
14:00 - 17:00

Your cover letter gives you the opportunity to sell yourself beyond the restrictions of a CV. Join us for this virtual workshop as we share hints and tips on how to write a cover letter that will set you apart when applying for academic jobs. In this workshop, we will also consider how to build a competitive academic record to ensure you stand out to employers.

Meet the Consultant

This virtual workshop will be led by Dr Lilian Simones, Researcher Development Consultant at the Graduate School. Dr Simones supports and guides PhD students and early career researchers and helps them to navigate the next steps in their chosen career paths. An experienced researcher, Lilian has a multidisciplinary background, combining Psychology, Education, Gesture Studies and Music.

*Students who attend all twelve workshops (below), equivalent to six full days of training, integral to the Future Ready Programme the academic year 2020 – 2021 will be eligible for the Researcher Plus award.

·         Your Academic Cover Letter

·         Your Non-Academic Cover Letter

·         Your Academic CV

·         Your Non-Academic CV

·         Succeeding in Academic Interviews

·         Succeeding in Non-Academic Interviews

·         Writing Effective Funding Proposals

·         How to Find a Job

·         Employer Engagement Event

·         Commercialising Your Research

·         Tomorrow’s Leaders, Today

·         Project Management and Your Research