CGO Institute – Application Process

Email chris [at] chrisgrady [dot] org for an Application Form. CGO will then register your interest in the course.  You can then consider the process and prepare to apply.

Applications Open 6th April 2020

The application form will introduce you to 4 topics from which you choose one to write about in 2000 words.  You can write in English (easiest for us) or your own language (if that is easiest for you – then please also offer a rough translation to help us).  If you wish tour topic can be presented in a video or portfolio format of approximately 8 minutes duration.

“Tell me. what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Mary Oliver

You will be asked to submit:

  1. The assignment (in English or your first language, with translation), or link to video.
  2. Your CV/resume (maximum 2 pages please)
  3. A Covering Letter (max 2 pages please in English) which focusses on any particular aspect of your CV we should be aware of.  You should also give an indication of why you are choosing this course of study, at this time, in this in-the-cloud form.

Using this material we will ‘long-list’ candidates we believe could benefit most from the course, and who appear ready and able to undertake the 12 week intensive English language taught course

The long-list of applicants will be invited for an initial Zoom/Skype interview with CGO. This will include an opportunity for you to ask questions of us, and the other way around.  The aim is to gather a cohort for the course who are different, complementary, and will inspire & challenge each other as we move forward.  From this interview we will create a short-list of candidates.

We will begin to award places in June 2020. So early applications are most welcome. We are not setting a deadline for applications at the moment, but may introduce one as the number of people offered places reaches 8-10. 

If you are offered a place you will be asked to pay the Deposit to secure your place (see Cost section).  At this point a Reading List and other materials will be sent through to you, and we will begin to connect you into the process of preparing for the Diploma.

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