Narrative CVs: new guidance
30 August 2023
Public Engagement - training
A new comprehensive guide has been created to help you craft your narrative CV, also known as a resume for research and innovation. This includes a section on 'contributions to wider society', i.e., public engagement and outreach.
You might have spotted that narrative CVs are increasingly being asked for as part of funding applications and as part of recruitment. But, crafting a narrative CV that effectively puts a spotlight on your skills and experiences need not be a daunting exercise.
A big bonus of narrative CVs is that it seeks to allow researchers to better present the full breadth of different contributions they make, including 'contributions to wider society', which forms one of the common sections in a narrative CV. This can include the public engagement with research activities you undertake, which otherwise might get overlooked.
The new guide includes:
A guide to Writing a Narrative CV: Delve into the step-by-step guide that will help demystify the process of crafting a compelling narrative CV.
A webinar Recording on Narrative CVs: Watch a recorded webinar session that explores narrative CVs, providing you with real-life examples and strategies for success. Alternatively you can access the slides and delve into the webinar at your own pace.
Answers to frequently asked questions to help you understand the Who, Why, and What of Narrative CVs: Gain deeper insights into the rationale behind the growing demand for narrative CVs, understanding their benefits and nuances.
The guidance is suitable for researchers, teams and research facilitators.
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