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Transformative, fully-funded, international leadership experience available!

Blogged by Corina Lacurezeanu on 08/11/2018.

The University of Oxford is looking for one Oxford University undergraduate student to participate in the 2019 McDonald Conference for Leaders of Character (MCLC) which provides undergraduate participants with a unique leadership experience.

The 7th Annual McDonald Conference for Leaders of Character will be held from 21 March – 24 March 2019 at the United States Military Academy at West Point. 24 international student fellows will be selected from a competitive pool of dozens of countries across the globe.

The theme will be “Leading with Character in a Technology Driven World“. Our world, our organisations, and our interactions with others continue to be shaped by evolving technology. We are interested in discussing how technology has impacted leadership; we will explore this impact through the study of:

Making Decisions in a Crisis, 
Developing Character, and
Leading Innovation.

This year’s MCLC will be an experience that will bring young leaders from around the world together and challenge them to explore and share their unique leadership ideals in a diverse setting, under the guidance and mentorship of senior fellows from a broad spectrum of industries.

The application deadline is Friday, 16 November 2018. For more information, and how to apply, please see the MCLC page on CareerConnect.


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Upcoming Events for Researchers

Blogged by Rebecca Ehata on 08/11/2018.

Academia or Beyond? Keeping your options open

When: Tuesday 13 November, 09:00 – 12:30
Where: The Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road, Oxford

Are you considering a career change? Wondering if you are employable and/or what you might be giving up?

In this workshop we will explore your understanding of the pros and cons of staying in academic research, whether and how you prepare to move to another sector (or combine aspects of academia with another role) and what you feel you might be risking in making this move.

Attend the session to become familiar with an evidence-informed framework for assessing a potential career move, think about how to use this in your current roles, and develop some practical strategies to assist decision-making.

Register for the workshop here.

Insight into Academia: How do REF, TEF and KEF affect an academic career?

When: Tuesday 13 November, 13:00 – 14:00
Where: The Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road, Oxford

A seminar offering an overview of what the Research Excellence Framework, Teaching Excellence Framework and the proposed Knowledge Exchange Framework mean for early career researchers and the type of skills and experience they will need to thrive in the changing academic landscape.

For more information and to register for a place, click here.

“Smart people work everywhere”: using your research skills outside academia

When: Wednesday 14 November, 16:30 – 18:30
Where:  St Cross College lecture theatre, 61 St Giles, Oxford

Research degrees: what are they good for? Can you use the skills you have acquired during your DPhil in a career outside academia – and why would you want to?

Carole Souter, Master of St Cross College and ex CEO National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund, invites you, whatever your age/stage as a student or postdoc, to join a stimulating panel to hear how Humanities scholars have built rewarding working lives using their research skills, plus tips on entry and progression.

You will then have a full hour to talk over drinks with other researchers, the panel members plus members of the Careers Service and Divisional researcher development teams. This is a great opportunity to explore ideas you’ve been nurturing and to identify support available.

Find out more and book your place here.

Alumni + Researchers@ Jobs for Mathematicians

When: Tuesday 20 November, 15:00 – 16:00
Where: Maths Institute, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford

Get the most out of your time at the fair by attending this pre-fair session, which aims to help you think about employer perceptions of researchers, and considers the most effective ways to present your skills and experience to the exhibiting companies. Click here to book a place.

Effective jobsearching, networking and your digital identity

When: Thursday 22 November, 13:00 – 16:00
Where: The Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road, Oxford

Bring your laptop along to this interactive workshop, which looks at the best ways to:

  • review and enhance your online academic and professional profile
  • utilise your existing digital networks and develop new networks for new career opportunities
  • maximise your profile and networks to find exciting job opportunities.

Further information and booking here.

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Hong Kong Law Fair

Blogged by Juliet Tomlinson on 07/11/2018.

When: Monday 12 November, 2018, 17:00-18:30
WhereOxford Town Hall

Meet major international and local law firms and law schools to learn about student internships and graduate opportunities in Hong Kong on Monday, 12 November 2018 at the Oxford Town Hall from 17:00-18:30. See CareerConnect for details of participating firms.

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Our second round of micro-internships is now LIVE!

Blogged by Internship Office on 07/11/2018.

Are you interested in a two to five day placement at the end of Michaelmas term?

Sign in to CareerConnect to view all the micro-internship placements available in 9th or 10th week. The deadline is midday, Monday 12 Nov 2018.

Students are allowed one additional application for this late round, so if you have already made two applications this term, you are welcome to submit another! For full programme information, please visit our Micro-Internship Programme webpage.

Any questions? Email us at

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Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa Endorsement – apply now!

Blogged by Elleanor Thornton on 07/11/2018.

All applications must be emailed to by Monday 3 December at 12 noon.

If you have an idea for a business, have a venture currently in development, or are piloting a new concept, you may be eligible to apply for our endorsement under the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa scheme, which allows non-EEA nationals who are graduates or post-doctoral researchers to reside in the UK in order to develop their business.

Previously endorsed businesses have included:

  • Social enterprises and not-for-profits
  • Technology start-ups
  • Funding generation and investment organisations
  • Digital education tools
  • Energy research

The University of Oxford can endorse up to thirty applicants per year. Calls for applications are held four times a year: once in each term, and once during the Long Vacation. The next deadline for applications is Monday 3 December at 12 noon. Applications are now open, and you can apply by email to

You can find more information and details of how to apply on our visa page or on CareerConnect. Alternatively, you can email

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will take place on Thursday 13 December at Careers Service (date and location are subject to change).

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