Events for Researchers

The events listed below are either part of our bespoke researcher programme or sessions from our wider programme that will appeal to a researcher audience.

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Events are run online  O  or in person  P 

Whilst some sessions will take place online, more interactive events will take place in person at the Careers Service building at 56 Banbury Rd, OX2 6PA, unless otherwise specified. 

Postdoc Power Hour (PoPoH)

The Postdoc Power Hour (PoPoH) is a series of monthly one-hour online events designed specifically for postdocs and other research staff who are not students, and takes place on the first Friday of every month, 11 am to 12 pm, via Teams.

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Trinity term planner

Week 0

Date Event Time
Friday 19/04/2024  O  CVs for non-academic roles (for researchers) 13:00 - 14:00
Friday 19/04/2024  O  Finding Internships in Tech & Data Science 13:00 - 14:00

Week 1

Date Event Time
Tuesday 23/04/2024  O  Staying to Work in the UK - Visa Information and Advice 11:00 - 12:30
Wednesday 24/04/2024  O  Planning for a Safe Internship: Fieldwork Training 12:30 - 13:30
Thursday 25/04/2024  P  Securing an internship as a Postgraduate Student 12:00 - 13:00

Week 2

Date Event Time
Wednesday 01/05/2024  P  How to Improve Your Interview Technique 12:30 - 13.30
Wednesday 01/05/2024  O  Introduction to Data Science and Technology 14:00 - 15:00
Thursday 02/05/2024  O  Insight into Academia: Being an Early Career Researcher - Myths and Realities 13:00 - 14:00
Friday 03/05/2024  O  Postdoc Power Hour: Navigating the translational research pathway 11:00 - 12:00

Week 3

Date Event Time
Tuesday 07/05/2024  O  Offer Holders Panel: Management Consulting 12:00 - 13:00
Wednesday 08/05/2024  O  Offer Holders Panel: Civil Service and Public Sector 15:30 - 16:45
Thursday 09/05/2024  O  Offer Holders Panel: Banking & Finance 13:00 - 14:00
Friday 10/05/2024  O  Panel Event: Careers in Diplomacy 12:00 - 13:00

Week 4

Date Event Time
Thursday 16/05/2024  O  Insight into Academia: Roles, CVs & Applications 13:00 - 14:00

Week 5

Date Event Time
Monday 20/05/2024  O  Insight into Data Careers: How do I get there? 12:00 - 13:00
Friday 24/05/2024  O  Narrative CVs (for Researchers) 13:00 - 14:00

Week 6

Date Event Time
Wednesday 29/05/2024  O  First Steps to Successful Career Planning 12:00 - 13:00

Week 7

Date Event Time
Tuesday 04/06/2024  O  Expert Literary Panel: Advice from Agents & Authors 14:00 - 15:00
Friday 07/06/2024  O  Postdoc Power Hour: Storytelling for researchers 11:00 - 12:00
Friday 07/06/2024  O  Preparing for the Academic Interview Process (for Researchers) 13:00 - 14:00

Week 8

Date Event Time
Thursday 13/06/2024  O  How to Improve your interview technique 14:00 - 15:00

Week 9

Date Event Time
Thursday 20/06/2024  O  Networking and LinkedIn for Researchers 14:00 - 15:30


Careers Beyond Academia: Options and Pathways for Researchers

The careers conference for researchers took place from   Monday 18 March - Thursday 21 March 2024  P   O 

Run by the Careers Service's expert careers advisers, Careers Beyond Academia: Options and Pathways for Researchers is a FREE conference that offers Oxford University researchers the chance to join online panel talks with PhD holders and former academic researchers speaking frankly about their daily working lives in a variety of sectors, attend an in-person networking event, and take part in interactive workshops to help you identify skills and strategies for optimising your career preparedness. 

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