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Are you interested in Investment Management?

Blogged by Damilola Odimayo on October 31, 2017.

Orbis Investment Management  invites you to take part in their Stock Picking Challenge  with a top prize of £2,500.

Visit the challenge website for more details and apply by the 12 November deadline.

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Careers in International Development: Why, When & How?

Blogged by Damilola Odimayo on October 31, 2017.
  • When: Tuesday 7 November 2017, 18:15
  • Where: The Careers Service

Are you interested working in the field of international development? If so, join Michael Emery, HR Director of the UN Population Fund talk about his career and tips and advice on routes into the UN system and managing your career holistically within the multilateral sector.

Booking is essential for this event, please do so via CareerConnect.

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Myths and Realities of Academia: panel event

Blogged by Julia Hilton on October 31, 2017.
  • When: Tuesday 7 November, 13.00-14.00 – over lunch.
  • Where:  The Careers Service

The ‘Myths and Realities of Academia Panel’ invites ALL those considering an academic career (undergraduates, Masters, PhD students, researchers and alumni all welcome) to hear from a panel of early- to mid-career academics about how they navigated their route in, their day-to-day roles, how they manage a work-life balance, and what sort of opportunities they feel they have for progression. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and generate discussion on the various aspects of being an academic and the pros and cons of entering this popular profession.

This session is part of our Insight into Academia careers programme. ‘Insight into Academia’ is essentially a series of informal seminars and ‘conversations’, exploring opportunities for an academic career within and beyond the UK, covering important decisions along the way and what it takes to thrive as an academic. The final panel is TBC but currently Dr Helen Swift (MML) is confirmed as attending along with Dr Sam Brewitt-Taylor (History).

No need to book, but please note spaces will be allocated on a ‘first-come, first served’ basis.

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A Risky Business – Careers in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Blogged by Claire Chesworth on October 31, 2017.
  • When: Thursday 9 November, 14.00 – 18.00
  • Where: The Careers Service
  • Book: via CareerConnect

This half-day workshop is mainly aimed at students (both undergrads and postgrads) who have an interest in understanding the innovation dynamics of the bio-pharmaceutical industry – but all students are welcome to attend! It will provide you with a taste of how investment decisions are taken, to beat competitors to a lucrative deal, and the challenges the industry faces. Catenion, a global strategy consultancy who focus on the biopharma industry, will use a competitive board game that has been developed specifically to mimic the pharmaceutical industry, and you will take on the role of an executive team of a mid-size company. As a management team, you will develop, execute, and alter your strategy in response to your own success and failures – and pounce on the missed opportunities of others. At the end, the winning team will be invited to share their strategy. Major lessons learnt and and key questions for the future will be summarized and opened for discussion.

More information, including how to book, can be found in the events section of CareerConnect. Book now!

 

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Herbert Smith Freehills Disability Moot Championship

Blogged by Annie Dutton on October 31, 2017.

This exciting Mooting Championship will take place on Friday 17 – Saturday 18 November 2017 at Merton College, Oxford. The competition is open to all matriculated students of the University of Oxford as well as all visiting students. The Herbert Smith Freehills Oxford Disability Mooting Championship has been established to promote the intellectual study of disability and its intersection with issues of law.

This year, the moot problem will focus on equality law, discrimination,and unfair dismissal. Applicants should apply in teams of two. Each team should submit one skeleton argument (see Rule 2.1–2.5 of the Rules of the Championship) and each team member’s contact details to mooting@law.ox.ac.uk by 17.00 on Saturday of 4th Week (4 November 2017). Participants in this competition will have the chance to:

  • Showcase their advocacy skills in front of distinguished Judges. Preliminary Round judges include Herbert Smith Freehills’ Mr Tim Leaver(Partner), Mr James Bewley(Senior Associate),and Ms Emily Blanchard(Senior Associate).
  • The Grand Final will be judged by Professor Kate O’Regan, Director of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and former judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa; The Hon. Michael Beloff QC of Blackstone Chambers;Professor Anne Davies,Dean of the Faculty of Law;and Mr Tom Leech QC, Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Win a cash prize of £300 (Championship Winning Team).
  • Win a cash prize of £150 (Championship Runner-up Team in the Grand Final).
  • Join the distinguished judges and conversazione speakers at a Drinks Reception andCelebratory Dinner at Merton College –available to the members of all 12 teams.

The Organising Committee will announce the chosen 12 Teams on Tuesday 7 November.

Download the Competition materials for more details.

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