Insight into Academia is a seminar series exploring topics relevant to those considering higher education roles in research, teaching and related areas.
These informal sessions are intended to provide an open and impartial forum for you to learn more about the reality of becoming and being an academic, how to position yourself for success, and practical guides to job search and the application process in the UK and globally. All are led by Careers Advisers and we often invite early career academics and others to join us to share deeper insights.
We offer a varied programme of seminars – typically offering two or three sessions each term. Topics vary, but have previously included:
Being an early career researcher – exploring realities and exploding myths
To PhD or not to PhD
Positioning for Academic Progression
Should I do a Postdoc?
Coping with academic setbacks
Academic futures – more than research
Advancing an academic (research) career outside the UK
Academic CVs and applications
How to participate
Insight into Academia seminars for the term ahead are advertised from 0th week on the events pages of CareerConnect. You can attend as many or as few of the seminars as you wish. Please book the seminar(s) of your choice via the event listing in CareerConnect.
Insight into Academia is open to current matriculated Oxford University students, alumni and early career research staff at the university.