What will it cost me?
There is no cost to you for taking part. You won’t be charging for your projects so there will be no charge to the organisations either.
Participants in the Oxford Strategy Challenge do not receive a consultancy payment for undertaking the programme.
How much time will it take?
This is an intense programme. As an indication, previous participants have allocated around 2-4 hours per day between the initial client meeting and the final presentation. However this is flexible and the time you decide to allocate to this programme will depend on the nature of the project and how you distribute tasks in your team.
We understand that participants may be undertaking the Challenge alongside academic work and that academic commitments take priority. Participants are encouraged to proactively discuss capacity with their team throughout the Challenge. The Careers Service is available to answer queries during the programme.
Does it matter what subject I’m studying or what year I am in?
Absolutely not – we welcome current students from 1st years to DPhils; from English to Medical science students – with everything in between.
Unfortunately, due to high demand, we cannot accept applications from Said Business School students, Visiting Students, Research Staff, alumni, or those who have previously participated (you can apply if you have applied before but were not accepted).
How long will the assessment centre last?
The assessment centre task consists of a short video which you will be asked to record and submit via Canvas. You will be given 24 hours to complete this task. There will be an opportunity for feedback on your assessment submission at the end of the programme.
What do I need in order to take part?
The programme will be delivered entirely online via Canvas. You will need internet access for the duration of the programme. The assessment centre will consist of a short video submission which can be completed using Canvas software and laptop/device with a camera. Training will be delivered live via Teams. Client meetings will take place remotely.
I was looking for The Student or Researcher Consultancy programmes. Are these programmes still running?
The Oxford Strategy Challenge is an online team-based client experience programme which runs 6 times a year. Participants who have completed the Challenge will be invited to take part in The Student Consultancy (TSC), run termly. The Oxford Strategy Challenge is open to current Oxford undergraduate and postgraduate students.
The Researcher Strategy Consultancy programme is open to research staff and late stage DPhils. Applications for RSC are now closed. DPhil students at all levels are welcome to apply for a TOSCA programme.