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BBC Three Talent Pool

Blogged by Julia Hilton on January 10, 2018.

BBC Three is looking for producers, researchers and social media professionals to join their award-winning team!

It doesn’t matter what level you’re at, if you’re talented and passionate about creating digital content for 16-34-year-olds, they want to hear from you.

Roles are based in London and Birmingham. Register with Hiive to receive similar alerts about opportunities like this and, if you haven’t already, sign up for the BBC Careers Hub email alerts. The BBC Three Talent Pool applications close 31 January 2018.

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Insight into Teaching applications open in 1st week

Blogged by Julia Hilton on January 10, 2018.

Insight Into Teaching provides you with the opportunity to spend a few days in a local school with a full programme of lesson observation and perhaps a chance to try out some teaching. If you are thinking about a career in teaching then spending time in school is extremely important, not only to help you to decide whether teaching is for you, but also to enhance your teacher training application – whether you are considering a PGCE, School Direct, Teach First or another route into teaching.

Insight into Teaching runs in Hilary and Trinity terms each year. Applications open in 1st week and close on Monday of 6th week prior to placements taking place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of 9th week of term.

To apply (when applications are open) login to CareerConnect, and go to “Internship Office & Skills Programmes”, click “Search and Apply” and select “Insight into Teaching” for the relevant term from the list of programmes.

Successful applicants are allocated to schools on a first-come, first-served basis, until the closing date of Monday of 6th week. You are advised to apply early (particularly for popular subjects such as History and English) to avoid disappointment.

Any current matriculated student of Oxford University is welcome to apply.

If you are a research staff member please contact us ask about availability.

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Creative Careers Week

Blogged by Julia Hilton on January 9, 2018.

If you’re considering working in publishing, journalism, media, museums or galleries then be sure to join one of our careers sessions at Creative Careers Week (Week 3 commencing Monday 29th January). We have speakers and alumni working across a range of areas from digital marketing to literary agencies to newsrooms to help you navigate your own route in and to help you stand out. Check the CareerConnect event calendar for Week 3 to find out more!

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Workshops for Researchers and DPhils – 0th week and 1st week

Blogged by Lili Pickett-Palmer on January 9, 2018.

Week Zero Events

Insights into Academia Careers: Progression, Diversity and Confidence

  • For: Researchers and DPhils
  • When: Friday 12 January, 13.00 – 14.00
  • Where: The Botnar Research Centre, Seminar room G54/G38*
  • Booking: This event must be booked. To reserve a place please go to CareerConnect.

Aimed primarily at DPhil students and research staff, this discursive seminar will be facilitated by a Careers Adviser and members of the Medical Sciences Division support staff. We will explore the myths and realities of academic career progression including topics that are harder to discuss in departments such as gender, age or other perceived and experienced barriers to progression, and how early career researchers can better understand and overcome any sense of academic failure. Sandwiches and juice for lunch will be provided.

This event must be booked. To reserve a place please go to CareerConnect.

*This session will run again on 16 February 2018, 12:30 – 14:00 at the JR Hospital, George Pickering Lecture Theatre, George Pickering Education Centre, Level 3

Week One Events

Cringe Free Networking – What, Why & How?

  • When: Wednesday 17 January, 13.00 – 14.00
  • Where: The Careers Service
  • Booking: No need to book.

Few of us like the idea of ‘networking’. But we know that forging good relationships helps us understand how things work in new spheres of research or employment, and can open doors. Come along for an hour of myth-busting insights into the hidden job market and tips on effective networking through various mechanisms including social media. Feel free to bring your lunch.

You do not need to book a place at this event but please bear in mind that spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis and popular events may fill early so arrive in good time.  If you have any particular requirements, that may help you to access this event, then please do share them with us prior to attending by contacting or telephone 01865 274646. As booking isn’t required you will not be notified of any changes to this event so please always check the details on CareerConnect in advance of setting out to attend.                                            

Networking for Researchers (following on from ‘Cringe Free Networking’)

  • When: Wednesday 17 January, 14:00 – 15:00
  • Where: The Careers Service
  • Booking: To reserve a place please go to CareerConnect

Following on from Cringe Free Networking, between 14:00 and 15:00 there is a second, optional hour specifically for Researchers. This is an opportunity to ask your questions as an early career researcher about networking within academic circles, or as a bridge into related policy, industry or service sectors. If you are interested in attending Networking for Researchers, we recommend also attending the Cringe Free Networking workshop.

This second event must be booked. To reserve a place please go to Career Connect.

International Careers Day

  • When: Saturday 20 January 2018, 10.30 – 15.00
  • Where: The Blavatnik School of Government
  • Booking: No booking required.

Come and meet employers working in or with governments and civil society organisations across the world, many of whom engage in research. Talks from The World Bank, panellists with experience in civil service roles, and with careers in development policy, communications and practice.

See last year’s booklet here: International Careers Day 2017 booklet (pdf) The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.

No bookings required.

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Studentships in Economics of Health

Posted on behalf of The National Institute for Health Research. Blogged by Polly Metcalfe on January 9, 2018.

Health economics is a growing area of applied economics where there is a national shortage of specialists, especially with good masters level qualifications.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is funding 16 full-time MSc studentships at the universities below.

The studentships cover home student fees and a student stipend at the RCUK rate.

For further information please visit the institution’s website:

University of Birmingham, Institute of Applied Health Research, MSc Health Economics and Econometrics

City, University of LondonDepartment of Economics, MSc Health Economics

University of SheffieldDepartment of Economics, and School of Health and Related Research, MSc Economics and Health Economics

University of YorkDepartment of Economics and Related Studies, MSc Health Economics

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