An Academic Career

Professional memberships and public engagement

Professional memberships

Include your category of membership and affiliation to any professional associations.

Mention any additional involvement you might have, for example if you regularly attend meetings, hold an administrative role or are on a regional committee.

Finally, provide evidence to support your motivation and commitment to your professional association.


Public engagement

Many universities encourage academics to reach out, listen to and engage with the public.  This helps to promote the reputation of the university and brings academic research to wider audiences.

On your CV, this section could include activities such as delivering public lectures, giving media interviews, organising workshops for school-age children, etc.  If you have taken part in outreach events, then it would be worthwhile adding this section to your CV.