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How will real estate be used differently in 10 years’ time?

Posted on behalf of Oxford Real Estate Society. Blogged by Polly Metcalfe on November 16, 2017.

The Oxford Real Estate Society invites entries for its 2018 essay competition. The topic is “How will real estate be used differently in 10 years’ time?”. Entrants are invited to submit an initial proposal of c.100 words by 31 Jan 2018. These will be reviewed and a group of entrants will be selected to expand their synopsis into an essay of 800-1000 words, due for submission by 28 Feb 2018. The winning entry will receive £1,000 and the opportunity to present the key ideas of their essay at the 2018 OxRES Conference. Students of all disciplines and backgrounds are encouraged to apply and no previous real estate experience is required. For further information please email

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Train to Teach, Oxford

Posted on behalf of Get Into Teaching. Blogged by John Gilbert on November 16, 2017.
  • When: Thursday 23 November 2017, 16:30 – 20:00
  • Where: Macdonald Randolph Hotel, Oxford 
  • Book: via the Get Into Teaching website.

The UK Government’s free Train to Teach Roadshows will provide you with a wealth of information on how to get into teaching and how to apply for training in your region.

Don’t miss your opportunity to find out more. Drop in at any time during the event, allowing at least two hours to:

  • first attend a presentation on the different teacher training options – these will take place at 17:30 and 18:30
  • speak to teaching experts to receive advice on your training options – please check your eligibility for teacher training before coming along to this event
  • receive personalised advice on your UCAS application – don’t forget to bring a copy of your personal statement with you
  • talk to practising teachers about life in the classroom
  • meet representatives from schools and universities that deliver teacher training in your region to find out about their courses and entry requirements

To find out more, see the Get Into Teaching website.

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IGNITE: Career Confidence for Female Masters Students

Posted on behalf of Annie Dutton. Blogged by Annie Dutton on November 16, 2017.

The Ignite programme, for all Masters students who identify themselves as female, is an opportunity to explore your values, create tangible goals, practice presenting your achievements positively and build assertiveness and networking strategies. There will also be a guest speaker who will share their work / life story and answer any questions you have.

The one-day workshop is on Wednesday 6th December  (9th week) at the Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road. Coffee and tea will be available from 9.15 and the workshop will start promptly at 9.30, finishing at 16.00. Lunch will be included.

Spaces are limited, and booking is required for this event. Book your place through CareerConnect by 30 November. You will also need to upload a one or two page CV, which you will use during the workshop.

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International internships with Ashinaga

Posted on behalf of Ashinaga. Blogged by Julia Hilton on November 16, 2017.
  • When: 23 November 2017, 17:00 – 18:00
  • Where: The Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road

Ashinaga is the third largest charitable organisation in Japan. In the past 45 years Ashinaga has raised over $1bn to enable more than 100,000 orphaned students to complete higher education in Japan. Ashinaga offers over 100 internships a year in our Japan, Uganda, and Senegal offices throughout the year. These internships are largely focused on the Ashinaga Africa Initiative. This is an academic leadership program that aims to provide an opportunity for higher education at the world’s leading institutions of higher education to orphaned students from 49 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The goal of the program is to nurture future leaders who will contribute to democratic realization, economic development, and poverty eradication in their home countries post-graduation. One outstanding student from each Sub-Saharan African country will be selected to join the program every year. Ashinaga will provide these students with the training, opportunities, and finances necessary to study at academic institutions around the world.

Students from all disciplines are welcome to attend this short presentation, after which there will be time for questions with the President of Ashinaga, the former head of our Ugandan office, and ex-interns who now work in our Tokyo office. Students with an interest in Africa, Japan, development, education, leadership, and the third sector are particularly welcome.

Find out more on Ashinaga’s website.

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2018 McDonald Cadet Leadership Conference 

Blogged by Timothy Collins on November 15, 2017.

The University of Oxford is looking for one Oxford University undergraduate student to participate in the 2018 McDonald Cadet Leadership Conference (MCLC), which provides undergraduate participants with a unique leadership experience.  The McDonald Conference for Leaders of Character invites renowned speakers and analytical, visionary student-leaders from the international community and across the United States. The conference will unite emerging global leaders with preeminent world leaders in a partnership struggling with the most pressing issues worldwide.

The conference was made possible by a generous endowment from Robert and Diane McDonald. Op-eds were published in the New York Times from each student group from the 2015 cohort.

The 6th Annual McDonald Conference for Leaders of Character will be held from 21 March-25 March 2018 in the grounds of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, USA. Participants will form small teams mentored by a world-class leader during the conference. The MCLC sets the foundation for relationships to continue for years after the conference concludes.

This year the MCLC theme is: Making Ripples: Character, Ideas, and Teams


Top undergraduate student leaders from diverse backgrounds are to participate in a team-based, experiential and analytical exercise that bolsters leadership skills, fosters critical thinking and collaboration, and develops potential strategies for addressing pressing global issues.

Participants will also form a cohort held together by the West Point Leadership Center and its Facebook page. This will facilitate continued interaction with their cohort as participants graduate and assume leadership roles in the world. The MCLC will present an intensive leadership development experience crafted by the faculty of the world’s premier leader development institution, the United States Military Academy at West Point. Guided by meaningful pre-work before the conference, intense one-on-one development with Academy faculty, small group interaction, and mentoring with their world-class leader, undergraduate participants will emerge better prepared to excel as leaders at their institutions and in the world. Panel discussions will provide analysis and insight into the global topic areas and issues.

The McDonald Cadet Leadership Conference will pay for an airfare to and from the conference, as well as accommodation, transportation and meals during the conference for the selected candidate.


Positions at the 2018 McDonald Cadet Leadership Conference are for 2nd, 3rd or 4th year undergraduate students only.

You must:

  • be a current student at the time of the conference (March 2018)
  • have demonstrated excellent leadership and service
  • be able to show your contribution to college/University and community through work, volunteer efforts, and student organisation involvement
  • have a strong academic record

**You do not have to have any military experience

Application process

To apply please send a one page CV and one page personal statement to with “McDonald Cadet Leadership Conference” as the subject.

Application deadline is 17 November 2017 at 15.00. Shortlisted candidates will be informed on 21 November 2017.  Interviews will be held at the Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road, Oxford, on the morning of 23 November 2017.

When writing your personal statement, be mindful of addressing:

  • Why you are applying for the 2018 MCLC
  • What about your experience makes you a good candidate for the MCLC
  • Include relevant examples of leadership

If you have any questions, please email

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