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Laidlaw Scholars: information and support sessions

Blogged by Karen Walker on November 9, 2017.

The Laidlaw Scholars programme is now accepting applications, and the Internship Office is running some sessions to help students with their applications. Please contact with any questions.

 “If you aspire to do research, this is the best chance you will ever get as an undergraduate student.” – 2017 Laidlaw Scholar

Are you an undergraduate who is considering postgraduate study or a career in research?  Would you like to develop your research and leadership skills? Are you looking for a way to spend time on a project that you love? If so, the Laidlaw Undergraduate Research & Leadership Programme could be just what you’re looking for! As a Laidlaw Scholar, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a fully-funded research project of your own design at any institution worldwide, alongside practical leadership training which will help you understand and manage yourself and those around you. The closing date for applications is 8 January 2018.

Information Session

  • When: Monday 13 November, 13:15 – 14:00
  • Where: The Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road
  • What: Basic information about the programme
  • No need to book: places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application Support Sessions – WEEK 6

  • When: Tuesday 14 November, 14:00 – 16:00; Thursday 16 November, 10:00 – 12:00
    • We’re running sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays until week 9 – check CareerConnect as times vary
  • Where: The Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road
  • What: Detailed advice about your application
  • Booking essential: find these events on CareerConnect – just search for ‘Laidlaw’ in the Event Search.
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Oxford Heritage Pathways – skills training opened to all

Posted on behalf of TORCH Institute. Blogged by Hugh Nicholson-Lailey on November 8, 2017.

All students considering both careers or further academic study in the field of arts, heritage and museums can now access Oxford’s Heritage Pathway. This series of lectures, workshops and site visits led by expert practitioners runs throughout the academic year to provide researchers and early career professionals with the skills, knowledge and confidence to work within the cultural sector, and the TORCH institute are now opening this series of events to all undergraduate, masters and research students.

Book your place now. (You can now ignore the part stating the events are just for Oxford University Humanities researchers).

If you have any questions, these should be directed to Oliver Cox (Heritage Engagement Fellow):



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Interested in Publishing? Join OSYP’s Autumn Conference

Posted on behalf of OSYP. Blogged by Hugh Nicholson-Lailey on November 8, 2017.

The Society of Young Publishers is open to anyone, of any age, interested in publishing or a related trade – or who is hoping to be soon. Run by a team of dedicated volunteers, their aim is to assist, inform and encourage anyone trying to break into the industry or progress within it.

This weekend you can attend the SYP’s autumn conference, Publishing –A Brave New World? at Brookes University, Saturday 11 November, all day from 9:15am. Tickets will be available on the door as well as online from the Conference website .

The conference is a fantastic opportunity to hear from an incredible range of industry experts, and gain valuable insight if you are interested in a career in publishing. The day is specifically geared towards anyone wanting to get into publishing, or just starting out in their careers, with a CV clinic, networking ‘green room’ and talks on internships and kickstarting your career in publishing alongside industry experts talking on sustainability, ethics and inclusivity within the publishing industry.

The SYP has a number of active branches, including one in Oxford. The SYP:

  • hosts a large number of speaker and networking events, workshops, and socials;
  • offers an expansive and informed jobs board and online forum;
  • publishes a quarterly magazine called Inprint, and runs annual Spring and Autumn conferences (Tickets still available for this Saturday’s conference in Oxford!).

For more details, visit The Society of Young Publishers website.

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Self-Branding Workshop at the Oxford Foundry

Posted on behalf of The Oxford Foundry. Blogged by John Gilbert on November 8, 2017.
  • When: Thursday 16 November, from 17.30
  • Where: The Oxford Foundry, 3-5 Hythe Bridge Street, OX1 2EW

What impression are you currently making? How do you want others to see you? 

This Self Branding Session is an evening of practical, high energy, experiential learning – where you get to tell your story in a fresh way, and discover how you come across to other people. The session is designed to help with confidence, employability skills and more.

Learn, practice and grow in the skills that truly differentiate.

Refreshments will be provided.


Led by professional coach Tim Benton, and entirely FREE to attend, this is the first in a series of Oxford Foundry workshops aimed at building confidence and enhancing employability and self-efficacy in students.

Register now – places are limited, so don’t miss out!

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The Student Consultancy – apply now!

Blogged by John Gilbert on November 8, 2017.

Consultancy training in Hilary term…

The Student Consultancy provides you with an exceptional insight into consultancy practice. Across a term, you will work in a team on a real-life business challenge for a client organisation.

Past students have worked with clients such as Oxfam, Oxford City Council, the Pegasus Theatre, and a range of start-ups – and there will be a whole new cohort of clients next term!

…but it isn’t just about consulting!

The Student Consultancy can help you prove or improve a wide range of employability skills – including teamwork, communication, creativity and commercial awareness – all essential for almost any career you choose.

The Careers Service tries to match you to a client in a sector of interest – to provide experience for future applications. Whether you want a career in museums or marketing, or an insight into IT or charities, The Student Consultancy can help…

Apply now

We run The Student Consultancy each term – and applications for the Hilary Term 2018 Student Consultancy are now open. We strongly advise applying as soon as you can, as the application window will close once we have a certain number of participants.

To apply please search “Student Consultancy HT18” under the opportunities tab of CareerConnect.

For further information, and for mandatory assessment and training dates, please visit The Student Consultancy webpage.

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