CV for Student Applying for Postgraduate Study


Andrew John Patrick Taylor


33 Union Street , Canterbury, CT2 7XX

Tel. 0779 111 11111 Email:


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University of Kent. B.Sc. (Hons.) History 2012 - 2015. Class 2.1. (68%)

Modules included:
Plague, Community and Conflict in Late Medieval England 66%
The Hundred Years War 63%
Popular Uprisings and the Making of Civil War 72%
Pre-Industrial England 64%
Intermediate Latin 70%

Final-year dissertation: Pestilence, Peasants and Prosperity: the agrarian labour market in East Kent in the aftermath of the Black Death. This involved research using primary sources in Kent County Archives and Canterbury Cathedral Archives. This dissertation was awarded a grade of 75% (First Class) and the Faculty History Prize.

Manchester Community College 2010 - 2012
'A' Levels: History A, Economics B, German B

St. John's School for Boys, Manchester 2005 - 2010
8 GCSEs including Mathematics, English, Latin and French.


Modules are listed as these are important indicators of performance and interest for postgraduate study.

Dissertations and projects are very important when applying for postgraduate study as they are important elements of most postgraduate courses. You could sell the skills you had gained here:

  • ability to work independently
  • manage your time
  • solve problems
  • working in a team (for group projects)


Canterbury City Council June 2014 to date
Accounts Clerk in City Treasurer's office.

Tourist Information Office, Canterbury Summer 2013
Assisting customers from all over the world with a wide variety of enquiries, advising on places of interest in Canterbury and Kent and booking theatre and concert tickets.

Simple Simon's Public House, Canterbury 2012 - 2013
Part-time bar work throughout the year.

  Transferable skills are emphasised here. For example, people skills, teamworking skills, communication skills - all valuable evidence that you could employ these in an academic setting.


  • Member of the “Milites de Bec” (Norman Re-enactment Society) with the rank of Sergeant, responsible for training new members in the arts of warfare;
  • Helped to organise a charity fun run for Rag Week;
  • Played for the College football team.
  Gives details of competencies gained that would be valuable in jobs: managing, arranging, planning, promoting, organising skills and team sports.


  • Computing Skills: Word, MS Access, Excel
  • Good level of written and spoken German and conversational French.
  • Full, clean driving licence.
  Computing, driving and language skills are the usual ones to mention here


Prof. Harold Godwinson, Dept of History,
Rutherford College, University of Kent,
Canterbury CT2 7 NX. Tel: 01227 764000 ext. 1234

Dr Titus Livy, School of European Culture and Languages,
Cornwallis Building, University of Kent,
Canterbury CT2 7NF Tel: 01227 764000 ext. 1212

  Normally you would give one academic referee (tutor or project supervisor) and one employment referee. See our references page


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