Applications now open for skill development programmes in Hilary 2021

Making time for extra-curricular activities alongside your studies can not only be enriching personally, but professionally too. Learning new skills and developing those you already have will contribute to your overall employability as the majority of organisations look for both academic qualifications and interests beyond academia.

To help you build your employability skills, we run a number of original Oxford Careers Service events in Hilary term. Applications are now open, so take some time over the winter vacation to build your applications that could help plan your next career move. 

The Oxford Strategy Challenge 

Our hackathon-inspired programme allows you to work with a small team and provide consultancy to an organisation. The project you will be tasked with will be important to your client, making it a great opportunity to gain hands-on work experience and make a real contribution to the organisation. 

We have now opened applications for all of our Hilary 2021 programmes. The schedule for each and application links can be found through the link below; early applications are advised. Find out more and apply for the Oxford Strategy Challenge.

The Only Way is Ethics

Open to all Oxford University undergraduate and graduate students, and researchers, this structured programme provides a glimpse of the many different paths available to drive forward social progress and change. Sign up for The Only Way is Ethics on CareerConnect for our next three sessions, each made up of a lecture programme and a social action programme: 

Insight into Publishing


Join our publishing programme in Hilary and build commercial awareness and understanding of the various publishing roles and divisions; get experience of working in a group on a publishing problem; gain knowledge to craft a publishing CV; and an insight into what publishing recruiters look for in candidates at the application stages. Find out more and apply for Insight into Publishing

Insight into Strategy and Management


This programme is designed to help you demonstrate to prospective employers a broad understanding of business; explain the marketing essentials that are core to business strategy; explain business finance principles and commonly used reports and tools; apply the knowledge and skills you learn to cases in the future, and more. Find out more and apply for Insight into Strategy and Management 

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