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Last chance to apply for Summer Internships!

Blogged by Rachel Ruscombe-King on May 30, 2018.

The Summer Internship Programme has a selection of new internships currently being advertised for summer 2018, with an application deadline of 11 June. All placements are exclusively available for Oxford students. This could be your last chance to apply for an internship through the programme for this year!

LoGiFood Technologies

This exciting new start-up which will be launching a new snack brand that turns meals (e.g. a salad) into crispy cracker-like snaps using patent-pending technology. The company is offering:

  • Product Design Internship – for an engineer to help design and build part of the snack line processing equipment.
  • PR and Media Internship – for an enthusiastic individual with excellent communication skills to reach out to influencers, journalists and consumers.

Digital Health Project Internship, MAP Health, Oxfordshire

This is an exciting opportunity to create an online health course and manage its delivery for a Mental and Physical Health Consultancy.

Communications Internship, Palm PR & Digital, London

Palm PR & Digital is an award-winning Communications agency specialising in the food, drink and hospitality sector. The successful candidate will deliver exceptional client-facing work and contribute to the development and implementation of real campaigns.

We are also re-advertising a handful of summer internships with a new deadline of 11 June:

Head to CareerConnect for more details and to apply.

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Making the Most of Your Internship Workshop

Blogged by Rosanna Mills on May 30, 2018.

When: Tuesday 12 June, 14:30–16:00
Where: The Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road

Embarking on a summer internship or micro-internship this vacation? During our Making the Most of Your Internship/Micro-Internship workshop we’ll be looking at the steps you can take before, during and after an internship: from preparation, to making an impact and impressing your employer, to evaluating your experience and plans for development afterwards. Plus, there’ll be a chance to hear from a past intern about their experiences, as well as from a Careers Adviser about commercial awareness: what is it, how does it affect you, and what can you do to be ‘aware’?

The main workshop will finish at 15:30. For the last half an hour we will invite those undertaking an international internship to stay for a discussion on how to prepare for going abroad, adapting and getting the most from a different culture, and other advice!

This event is open to all students, whether you have planned an internship or just thinking about one. Registration is open on CareerConnect and is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any queries, please email

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AuthentiCity – careers event for LGBT students in London

Posted on behalf of Stonewall and Accenture. Blogged by Elleanor Thornton on May 30, 2018.

AuthentiCity is an event, supported by Stonewall, created exclusively for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) undergraduates, who are looking to explore different career opportunities in the City of London. At this event you will have the opportunity to speak directly to recruitment representatives from the firms below. They will provide a valuable insight into our work, company culture and experiences around being LGBT in the workplace. The day will show you just how much you can accomplish whilst remaining true to who you are.

The companies involved are:

Accenture, Aviva, BCLP, JLL, J.P. Morgan, KPMG, M&G Investments.

All the details you need to know…

When: 27 June 2018, 15:00–19:00
Where: City of London. Exact address to be announced once application has been approved.
Book:  Register now
Travel expenses are covered to the value of £75.

Follow the event: @AuthCityLondon on Twitter #AuthCityLGBT

The event is organised by Stafford Long Diversity Solutions on behalf of the companies involved. If you have any questions about the event, simply email

We hope to see you there!

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Civil Service Fast Stream: Essential insights from offer-holders

Blogged by Hugh Nicholson-Lailey on May 24, 2018.

The Civil Service Fast Stream entry is one of the most competitive grad-scheme applications there is, so it makes sense to get ahead of the game by hearing the insights and advice from some of this year’s successful applicants. This informal panel session is a must for anyone considering an application next year and keen to learn how best to use the summer in order to be fully prepared.

Next autumn’s Fast Stream recruitment is likely to open in September, and can be expected to close before the end of 3rd Week in MT: (25 October 2018 is my best guess) – for full-time graduate entry and penultimate-year Summer Diversity Internships Programme (SDIP) and the 1st year (2nd of 4-year) Early Diversity Internship Programme (EDIP)!

The Panel:

Whether you are a finalist targeting a post-graduate application or a returning Oxford student next year, join our panel of current offer-holders for an informal exploration of their experiences, insights and recommendations for being at your best throughout the Fast Stream application process. Our panel will feature current Oxford students who have gone all the way to final selection in Fast Streams including:

  • Government Economic Fast Stream
  • Generalist
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • HR
  • Summer Diversity Internships Programme (SDIP)
  • HM Treasury Graduate programme
  • Social Research Fast Stream

When: 13:00-14:30, Wednesday 6 June

Where: Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road. No reservation needed.

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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 – | 01865 6(16572).


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