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Opportunity for Innovative Researchers

Blogged by Rebecca Ehata on May 24, 2018.

There’s still time to submit your entry for the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards, which seek to recognise and celebrate high-quality research-led innovation at all levels. Research-led innovation may take many forms, including:

  • the creation of new products or models;
  • entrepreneurial activity;
  • social enterprise;
  • influencing policy;
  • or cultural engagement.

These awards will celebrate innovative activities and products that are related to research; they do not encompass innovations which are disconnected from the applicant’s research or innovations which have their impact solely in teaching.

The winning and highly commended entries for each of the award categories will receive recognition at the Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards Ceremony on Thursday 12 July 2018, 17:00, at Pembroke College. Winners will also get the opportunity to have a short video made about their innovation project, and one overall winner, who will be announced at the ceremony, will receive a prize of £2,000.

Further information about the University’s strategy for supporting innovation can be found in the University of Oxford Innovation Strategy.

Entrants may self-nominate or be nominated by someone else. Entry is via IRAMS; the application portal will open Friday 27 April. Please read the guidance notes and entry form (which will need to be uploaded to IRAMS).

The deadline for entries is 14:00 on Tuesday 29 May.

If you have any questions, please contact: Dr Cleo Hanaway-Oakley, Knowledge Exchange Facilitator – innovationawards@admin.ox.ac.uk | 01865 6(16572).

 

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Insight into Medicine, Trinity Term 2018

Blogged by Claire Chesworth on May 23, 2018.

If you are thinking about a career in medicine then spending time shadowing a doctor is extremely important, not only to help you decide whether a medical career is right for you, but also to enhance your UCAS application to medical school. The Insight into Medicine programme will be running again in 9th week of Trinity Term and provides an opportunity to spend a day with a hospital consultant in Oxfordshire (Monday 18 June or Tuesday 19 June). The programme is specially designed for those students who are finding it difficult to arrange medical work shadowing; any current matriculated student (undergraduate or postgraduate) of Oxford University is welcome to apply.

For further details, including how to apply, you need to log in to CareerConnect; search for ‘Insight Into Medicine’ in 9th week under ‘Careers Service Events’. Places are limited and the closing date is 28 May.

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Insight into Pharma/Biotech, Trinity Term 2018

Blogged by Claire Chesworth on May 23, 2018.
  • When: Tuesday 19 June
  • Where: local biotech company
  • Book: via CareerConnect before 1 June

This event is particularly for science students who are interested in research within the pharma/biotech industry. Participants will visit a local biotech company on the afternoon of Tuesday 19 June. You will hear short presentations from several scientists who will tell you more about what the work is like, and this will be followed by a laboratory tour. Any current matriculated student (undergraduate or postgraduate) of Oxford University is welcome to apply.

For further details, including how to apply, log-in to CareerConnect and search for ‘Insight Into Pharma/Biotech’ under ‘Careers Service Events’ (9th week). You can then apply online. Places are limited and the closing date is 1 June.

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Third round micro-internships are now live!

Blogged by Rosanna Mills on May 23, 2018.

We have a new date for your diary! The Internship Office has now opened the third round of micro-internships for applications, and the deadline is midday, Monday 28 May.

What are you up to this summer? Making plans for the long vacation can be pretty fun, and the Internship Office has a few suggestions to help you on your way to developing career ideas and getting some valuable experience on your CV. This is the last chance to apply for micro-internships this Trinity, so don’t miss out – it’s a great way to see an organisation from the inside out, meet industry professionals, and most of all, challenge yourself and do something different.

Intern for 2-5 days in Oxford, London, Bristol or Hertfordshire in week 9 or 10 this term. There are placements delving into social media for a start-up; engineering software with a world-class development team; designing experiments alongside a ‘Head of Explosions’; and more. Simply login to CareerConnect to view and apply to all third round opportunities! For this late round, students are permitted to make one additional application – so if you have already made two applications this term, you are able to submit a third.

On Thursday 24 May, we have Application Support Sessions running between 11:30 and 13:00, bookable on CareerConnect. For extra help from host organisations themselves, you can see our Employer Feedback on Student Micro-Internship Applications.

To find out more about the programme, please visit our Micro-Internship Programme webpage. Questions? Please email them to micro-internships@careers.ox.ac.uk

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Workshops for Researchers and DPhils – 7th Week

Blogged by Lili Pickett-Palmer on May 22, 2018.

Presentation and Interview Skills for Research Staff and DPhils

  • When: Wednesday 6 June, 13:30-16:00
  • Where: The Careers Service
  • Booking: To reserve a place please go to CareerConnect

New job or direction in mind?  Do you want to brush up on the practicalities of preparing for interviews and presentations? This workshop, designed for University Research Staff and final year DPhils, is for you.

This highly interactive session will equip you with the skills to play the ‘recruitment game’ to best effect. We will discuss and practice the skills required for effective performance at interview; preparation, self-presentation and how to deal with typical interview questions.

The workshop will cover the skills required for both academic and non-academic interviews. Follow-up one-to-one career discussions can then be used to review intended applications and to prepare for particular interviews.

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