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WHEN: 6 February 2020, 17:00-20:00
WHERE: Ashmolean Museum, OX1 2PH


To attend this event, you must book a place. You are required to book because places are limited and they are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If you book and later find that you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking to enable someone else to take your place.

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Come along to the inaugural Creative Careers Night to hear from industry professionals working in creative arts, TV, film and gaming, writing, creative technology, advertising, craft and design, and everything else in between. Creative Careers Night is designed to provide you with an idea of the breadth of the roles available within the Creative Industries and how to take your first steps towards a role in this sector.

What to expect

The event will give you an insight into the many and varied career paths that are available, ideas for how to market transferable skills, tips on freelancing and building your own professional portfolio and the opportunity to practice your networking skills.

As well as plenty of time to talk to industry professionals, recruiters and alumni in a beautiful, relaxed setting, Creative Careers Night will also feature some short performance pieces, a mini-showcase of student’s creative work and the opportunity to explore the Ashmolean’s fascinating collections.

Who can attend

This event is open to all Oxford students with an interest in the creative industries whether you are a humanities student interested in screenwriting or an engineer interested in VR/AR.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Lara Hayward, the Lead Careers Adviser for Arts, Heritage & Creative Industries at the Oxford University Careers Service, on

We hope to see you at what promises to be an exciting and inspiring evening!


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We have six exciting panel talks on the night which will be running alongside the opportunity to network with recruiters, alumni and industry professionals. The full delegate list and schedule will be published here soon.

Confirmed talks and panel speakers:

Keynote Speaker:

Eliza Easton, Head of Policy Unit, NESTA Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre

TV & Film:


Creative Digital/Tech/AI

Music, Rights, Podcasts & Production

Craft & Design

Museums & Galleries

  • Liam McNamara, Lisa and Bernard Selz Curator for Ancient Egypt and Sudan, Ashmolean Museum
  • Suzanne de la Rosa, Head of Communications & Marketing, Bodleian Libraries
  • Daniel Bone, Head of Conservation, Ashmolean Museum
  • Aishah Olubaji, Cataloguing Assistant, Pitt Rivers Museum
This information was last updated on 23 January 2020.
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