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Linguistics Careers Event

Wednesday 27 January 2016

Undergraduate Careers: How to build your CV over the summer

Room: Francis Bancroft 1.13a

Date: January 27, 3-4pm

Linguistics Careers Event

Friday 6 March 4-6pm

Queens’ Building EB1

4-4.40pm – How to write a CV and cover letter
This workshop will look at CVs and cover letters for part time, internship and graduate jobs

4.45 – 5.15 – How to make the most of your summer
This will focus on how you can use your summer to gain experience so you are a competitive job candidate when you leave! There will be a short interview and a chance for Q&A with a current linguistics student, who has gained work experience over the previous summers.


5.20-6pm – Career Options for Linguists
This workshop will look at how you can decide on a career and explain further resources that can help you in your career choice.


Snacks and drinks will be provided throughout the afternoon.

You need to book your place at


The event will be run by interim SLLF careers consultant Abi Sharma, and is run in conjunction with the Department of Linguistics.

Careers Workshop for Students in Linguistics

1 May 2014

Location: Mile End Campus, room: FB 1.02.06


This first part of this afternoon will train you in how to write a strong CV and cover letter to gain work experience or a graduate job.  Following this there will be a career options panel, featuring former QM linguistics students, who are now in work or further study.  Speakers include a freelance specialist teacher, senior HR Analyst Lloyds Banking Group, Community Co-ordinator for The Guardian, and a Linguistics PhD student.  To register to attend the event go to


If you have any difficulties with booking drop an email to Careers Consultant Abi Sharma on to let her know that you are coming.  The afternoon is hosted by SLLF and the Careers and Enterprise Centre


2-3.15pm: CVs and Cover letters for work experience and graduate jobs.

This workshop will be a practical session on how to write an effective CV and cover letter to gain work experience and graduate jobs.  It will also highlight some of the ways to search for these and signpost you to further resources.


3.15-3.30pm Break


3.30-5pm: Career Options workshop, with Linguistics Alumni speaking about the work that they do now. 

Come along to find out where you degree can lead you, from academia to city jobs to journalism and have a chance to speak individually to professionals during networking time.


Booking for the event will open after the Easter vacation.  Book at


Careers Office at Queen Mary


Partnerships for QMUL Linguists


Alice Greenfield

The Voices of the UK

During my studies at Queen Mary, University of London, I was lucky enough to participate in a partnership between the Department of Linguistics at Queen Mary and the British Library. The Voices of the UK Project, on which I worked,  is a collaboration between the BBC and the British Library, designed to document and map the wide variety of accents in the UK. My contribution as a linguistics student at Queen Mary was a linguistic description of an interview from a bank compiled by the BBC's various local radio stations. This was a fantastic opportunity, where I could use and expand my linguistic knowledge using authentic material for a large-scale project. This also gave me a valuable insight into the practical applications of linguistics and allowed me to see the career options that language study could open up to me.


If you are interested in feeding into Multilingual Capital  in the form of a partnership, please contact Esther de Leeuw ( Partnerships are competitive (please submit a CV and cover letter) and not guaranteed.

External Links for Careers in Linguistics

What are our alumni up to? Profiles of what students are doing now


Careers Workshop for Students in Linguistics 2013

This is an event for all linguistics students of Queen Mary, University of Londonwho are interested in planning their careers in linguistics. The workshop will take place between 10.30am and 4pm on 1 May 2013 on Mile End Campus in the Frances House Common Room (next to the Drunken Monkey). The day will consist of a question session with invited speakers whose professions are relevant to students with a degree in linguistics. After lunch, there will be a LinkedIn session, followed by a CV workshop.

The following speakers are confirmed.

Hassaanah Amejee, TV Presenter at Islam Channel
Helen Barton, Publicist at Cambridge University Press
David Hall, PhD student at Queen Mary, University of London
Jonnie Robinson, Curator for Sociolinguistics at the British Library
Gillian Sewell, Speech and Language Therapist at the NHS
Selina Ulhaq: Recruitment Officer at Teach First

This event is free and for QM students of linguistics only. Registration is essential - sign up using the password 'linguistic2013' at [].

The organisers of the event are Esther de Leeuw (Lecturer in Linguistics), Vicki Tipton (Careers Consultant for SLLF), Afreen Kashmiri (3rd year student rep), Yasmin Hassan (2nd year student rep) and Katie Louise Lewis (1st year student rep).

Here are some pictures of the careers day:

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