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University Advocacy Day: Deadline for Applications

Blogged by Annie Dutton on February 19, 2018.
  • When: Saturday 10 March 2018, 13:00-19:30 (Application deadline: 09:00 Thursday 22 February 2018)
  • Where: Gray’s Inn

Do you want to be a barrister?  Do you know what will be required of you as you pursue a career at the Bar?

This Advocacy day is a unique opportunity for university students who are interested in a career at the bar but are not yet members of an Inn of court.

The day will offer an opportunity to meet and listen to what leading barristers say are the key elements of good advocacy; to participate in a facilitated case analysis, ethics discussions and finally, under the guidance of accredited advocacy trainers, to get on your feet and perform a bit of advocacy.  Saturday evening will end with a reception hosted by judicial and barrister members of the Inn, all of whom sit and/or practise in all areas of law and at all levels.

This event is free to attend, with subsidised travel.


  • Talks on advocacy, scholarships and the role of the Inns from barristers
  • Advocacy and ethics training in small groups from barristers
  • Reception in Hall hosted by The Treasurer, The Honourable Sir David Foskett

To Apply:

Complete and submit an application via the Gray’s Inn website

Places are limited. Submit your application form no later than 09:00 Thursday 22 February 2018.

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Research staff- come to air your views and enjoy pizza

Posted on behalf of The Researcher Consultancy team working with the Careers Service. Blogged by Rachel Bray on February 15, 2018.
  • When: Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February. Please note your availability here
  • Where: Central Oxford, likely 56 Banbury Road (details to follow)
  • How long will the group last?  90 minutes maximum

The Careers Service is looking to improve the services it offers to researchers at various points in their career (from MPhil to Research Fellow).

A team from the Researcher Consultancy will facilitate focus groups to explore the value of existing career development resources, and are looking for more research staff to balance existing DPhil sign-up.

Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

More details to follow later in the week. We look forward to meeting you.

The resources we will be looking at are the Vitae Researcher Development Framework and the Careers Compass Workbook



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Micro-Internships – second batch now open!

Posted on behalf of The Internship Office. Blogged by Phoebe Benfield on February 15, 2018.

Please note: internships with SIP or MIP in the title relate to internships facilitated by the Internship Office only. Any other internship opportunities on CareerConnect are not part of the Internship Office programmes, and students are not limited on how many external opportunities they can apply to. 

The second batch of Micro-Internship placements, to take place in 9th and 10th week of Hilary term, are now live! You have until midday Monday 19 February to apply via CareerConnect. If you have already made two micro-internship applications this term but not accepted an offer, you are welcome to make one additional application to the second batch.

Micro-Internships are 2-5 day work experience placements, offering the opportunity to enhance your CV, skills, gain an insight into an organisation and make industry contacts.

Please see our complete sector list of the six opportunities in this second batch, but at a glance here are some of the placements you can expect:

  • Stowood Scientific Instruments are creating an app which aims to monitor excessive daytime sleepiness in an affordable and user-friendly way. Interns will help with the development of the app, as well as assisting developers to bring the exported data into our industry-standard medical software for analysis by doctors
  • Fancy marketing and fundraising for an event? is organising a women’s and startups’ online hackathon in conjunction with Oxford Inspires, to which people from all around the world interested in startups come to Oxford.
  • The ‘Spotify for Textbooks’ Bibliotech are looking for developer and programming interns to help with work on their app. If you have knowledge of languages such as Javascript and MySQL this is perfect for you!

Application Support Sessions – are available Thursday 15 February where there will be 1:1 appointments with the Internship Office for CV and personal statement advice. Book now on CareerConnect.

Plus, feedback from our MT17 hosts on student micro-internship applications provides some useful tips when writing your application.

If you have any questions, please email them to

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Flight SIP 2018 is now boarding… Final call for International Internships!

Posted on behalf of The Internship Office. Blogged by Phoebe Benfield on February 15, 2018.

Please note: internships with SIP or MIP in the title relate to internships facilitated by the Internship Office only.  Any other internship opportunities on CareerConnect are not part of the Internship Office programmes, and students are not limited on how many external opportunities they can apply to.

As we’re sure you’re aware, the application deadline for the Summer Internship Programme’s international placements is noon on Monday 19 February. Don’t risk missing the chance to jet off to exciting new places! Make sure you submit your application as soon as possible, and please don’t leave it to the last minute. Even the best-prepared applicants can experience technical glitches.

So don’t delay: have a look at our previous blog posts to find out more information, use the Internship Office web pages where there is lots of advice about how to apply, and have a look at the Careers Service website for general information about cover letters and CVs.

Please check in 3 hours before…

The Internship Office strongly advises you to submit your application well in advance of the deadline, and check that you have received a confirmation email after submitting. If you do not receive an email within 3 hours of applying, please email If you encounter any other technical issues, please let us know as soon as possible. Please do follow the application instructions and check that you are submitting what is required.

So – best of luck with your applications!

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What do recruiters think of researchers? Find out at the Careers Conference on 17 March

Blogged by Rachel Bray on February 15, 2018.
  • When: Saturday 17 March, 10:00-16:00
  • Where: Examination Schools
  • Book: via CareerConnect (search ‘Events’)

You may know what it feels like to apply for a job, and to be interviewed – but recruitment is a ‘conversation’ between those offering jobs and those seeking one. Have you ever considered what it feels like to be on the other side of the table?

This year’s Careers Conference for Researchers will begin with a live interview with three senior recruiters from the private and public sectors who have significant experience screening applications and interviewing those with an academic research background.

The Conference will also offer a series of training sessions on themes suggested by research staff and DPhil students (managing your current life; expanding your skills in unanticipated directions and honing your core employability skills ready to transfer sectors), plus panels of research-trained employees speaking frankly about their daily working lives in a wide range of sectors, and a networking lunch with employers.

The purpose of the day is to give you a clearer understanding of what your career options are and how to take the next step.

Book your place now as spots are going fast!

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