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Tips on Applying for Postgraduate Study Ann Henderson Jeanette Holt Careers Advisers

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To Come … .. What to incorporate into a CV Personal Statement (Masters) Research Proposal (PhD) Career alternatives & goals (PhD) Career choices & goals (Masters) Your inquiries replied

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ANN HENDERSON CAREERS ADVISER POSTGRADUATE RESEARCHERS and POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS

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TO RECAP … .. POSTGRADUATE TAUGHT (PGT) = MASTERS POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH (PGR) = PhD (and PsychD, EngD, DBA, D Phil)

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WHAT TO INCLUDE IN A CV

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WHAT DOES " CV " STAND FOR? Educational programs VITAE WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? COURSE OF LIFE

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MAP YOUR LIFE Your present studies Key tasks Education & capabilities – scholastic and professional Work experience – applicable/other/paid/deliberate Responsibilities Achievements Leisure exercises

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Things you have To Do Map your life Assess your aptitudes Qualities as of now picked up

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PERSONAL PROFILE or CAREER OBJECTIVE Brief - 3 or 4 lines State your vocation center Evidence of 2 or 3 fundamental qualities Target to particular course & university … alter! Offer yourself! wear " t compose what everyone else does

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EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS List backward request (late first) Include dates, establishment, town Summarize GCSEs (don\'t list!) Include applicable modules, projects & expositions Grades & anticipated results

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PGR CVs Emphasize your scholarly record Details of your proposition & research interests Make beyond any doubt understandable to people outside your field

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WORK EXPERIENCE all work experience tallies, paid, deliberate or shadowing List backward request (late first) List independently pertinent, subject particular & other Experience increased outside the UK is pretty much as important Focus upon obligations & achievements Skills utilized & created

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ORAL & WRITTEN COMMUNICATION SKILLS … COMPETENCIES RESEARCH CRITICAL THINKING TIME MANAGEMENT I.T. Initiative DATA COLLECTION & ANALYSIS PROJECT MANAGEMENT COMMERCIAL AWARENESS TEAM WORK PROBLEM SOLVING

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GOOD ACADEMIC REFERENCES ARE ESSENTIAL

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2 sides A4 Focus on data gave Easy to peruse Font size 11 or 12 Avoid extensive squares of content Use visual cues Good quality paper Consistent style & group Check spelling and syntax! Design MAKE AN IMPACT – BE ORIGINAL

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ELECTRONIC CVs TIPS … Formatting lucid in all bundles? May be checked for key criteria Will design travel electronically? Use catchphrases and expressions Normal typeface – tnr or arial Do not utilize underlining or italics

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COVERING LETTER SHOULD… . Present your inspiration Demonstrate your interests and knowledge Highlight your extraordinary offering focuses Give additional data that does not fit into CV or application structure Explain any individual issues in your application

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Why do a Masters? Where do you trust that it will lead you? Ensure you check the goals data and know the vocation alternatives, expanded employability relies on upon the course. Your picked profession may require it or you may require it to change to another vocation territory, or you may simply adore the subject A Masters is favorable position for a few professions. It might help you to emerge from the horde of students yet it will be diligent work and needs responsibility. The key thing is whether it is ideal for you as a person. Think deliberately, it can be costly as financing is regularly sporadic and aggressive. Low maintenance Masters could be a choice.

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How to Write a Personal Statement for a Masters Course Make beyond any doubt you take after the guidelines precisely as not all colleges require the same data Whatever you say should be identified with your application and ought to be gone for inducing the confirmations coach to offer you a spot. Be efficient and structure your announcement by gathering significant data together.

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Personal Statement for a Masters Course Why are you applying? State why you are keen on this specific region of study and where you trust it will lead you as far as your vocation. What have you done to get some answers concerning this territory of study or vocation? What pulls in you to this particular course at this college? Allude to any unique elements, for example, particular modules or instructing styles.

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Personal Statement/Additional Information for a Masters Course What do you bring to the table? What learning and abilities did you pick up from your first degree? Incorporate any applicable modules, paper or venture, report composing, research methods or other specialized abilities. Incorporate any abilities and qualities which you have picked up from any work experience, work-shadowing, willful and additional curricular exercises. Why you? Wrap up by compressing the key aptitudes and qualities you can convey to the course/calling. Show energy for the course.

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Final Tips for Masters Application Style – Write in the dynamic as opposed to detached tense Proof read for spellings, language structure, accentuation or approach another person to check it for you. Research the course and give confirmation to your reasonableness.

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What do Masters Graduates do? National Destinations Survey of UK-domiciled Masters understudies from all UK colleges: See \'What do Masters Graduates Do? www.prospects.ac.uk 29,430 offered data to the DLHE overview in 2005 The data is separated into various branches of knowledge. You can discover data on goals from particular Masters courses by messaging the affirmations coach or on account of Surrey University checking the professions administration site.

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Entered work in the UK Working and concentrating on Entered preparing or contemplating in the UK Working or concentrate abroad Not accessible for work or study Unemployed Other 69.3% 9.5% 7.5% 3.0% 3.3% 4.2% 3.2% First Destinations of Masters Graduates

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Masters Destinations-Useful Facts 22% entered administration level employments 65% entered other expert level occupations Relative to undergrad concentrate not very many went into work that could be considered non-graduate level just 13.2%. For students broadly this is roughly 30%. The normal number of unemployed alumni from UK colleges in 2008 was 8% (Surrey 2.6%) The normal number unemployed postgraduates from UK colleges was 4%

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Finding out about particular Masters degrees Information about Surrey graduates - Details of goals of Surrey graduates for as long as 6 years www.surrey.ac.uk/professions Click on Graduates , then What do Surrey graduates do?

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Average unemployment figures for English Chartered Universities 1996-2008 4= Bristol 4.2% 4= Nottingham 4.2% 6 Imperial 4.8% 2 3 Hull 3.5% Cambridge 4.1% 1 Surrey 2.3% Top for Jobs Source: Based on HESA (Figures incorporate Home and EU graduates however not diplomates)

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Finding out about particular degrees National data – www.prospects.ac.uk Click on Careers exhortation/alternatives with your subject Plus an abundance of data on various vocation and further study choices

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LOOKING AT DESTINATIONS OF PGRs and CAREER OPTIONS

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"MORE THAN 70% OF EMPLOYERS WOULD WELCOME MORE APPLICATIONS FROM DOCTORAL RESEARCHERS" "Enlisting RESEARCHERS: SURVEY OF EMPLOYER PRACTICE 2009" VITAE 19 JAN 2010

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EMPLOYERS RANKED PGR COMPETENCIES HIGHEST IN: DATA ANALYSIS PROBLEM SOLVING DRIVE and MOTIVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT INTERPERSONAL SKILLS ALSO LISTED LEADERSHIP and COMMERCIAL AWARENESS "Enrolling RESEARCHERS: SURVEY OF EMPLOYER PRACTICE 2009" VITAE 19 JAN 2010

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PhD GRADUATES 2008 TOTAL PhD GRADS 14505 UK DOMICILED 7875 % UK DOMICILED 54% % OTHER EU 12% % NON EU 34% DATA SOURCE:GRADUATE PROSPECTS USING DLHE SURVEYS 2003-8

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IF YOU WANT MORE INFORMATION ON DESTINATIONS OF PGRs GO TO: www.vitae.ac.uk Click on Researchers Click on Publications Search for "What Do Researchers Do? In the first place Destinations of Doctoral Graduates by Subject"

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THANK YOU FOR TIME AND GOOD LUCK!

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Any Questions ?

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