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Please, Sir, I Want Some More Employment

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Alice Kelly, who runs the TORCH Academic Writing Group, has written a series of four blogs for Karen Kelsky’s The Professor Is In Blog. The series is called 'Please, Sir, I Want Some More Employment: Applying For UK Jobs’ and is designed for both UK applicants and those applying from abroad.

This series will teach you how to navigate the different types of universities in the UK, the types of jobs you might apply to, and the schedule of applications; the current academic landscape, primarily the unknown, utterly unquantifiable impact of Brexit and the opposing total quantification of publications through the REF; the language, length and structure of UK cover letters; and the interview and the multiple forms it might take.

The first post is here and the other three posts will be posted on Fridays throughout October.