Events and Programmes 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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Careers events

Trinity term events will be run  online  and  in person 

The Careers Service will run a mixed schedule of events in Trinity term 2022. 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. 

Week 1

Tue 26 April  Online  Staying to Work in the UK - Visa Information and Advice 11:00 - 12:30
Wed 27 April  In person  Securing an Internship as a Postgraduate Student 13:00 - 14:00

Week 2

Tue 3 May  Online  Postgraduate Study: Options, Applications, Funding 13:00 - 14:00
Wed 4 May  In person  How to Improve Your Interview Technique 12:30 - 13.30
Thu 5 May  In person  &  Online  Insight into Academia: Being an Early Career Researcher - Myths and Realities 13:00 - 14:00

Week 3

Mon 9 May  Online  How to Write a Winning CV 13:15 - 14:00
Tue 10 May  Online  Offer Holders Panel: Management Consultancy 13:00 - 14:00
Tue 10 May  Online  Graduate Medicine Support Group 16:00 - 17:00
Wed 11 May  Online  Offer Holders Panel: Civil Service and Public Sector 15:30 - 16:45
Thu 12 May  Online  Insight into Pharma/Biotech - Medical Communications 12:45 - 14:00

Week 4

Mon 16 May  In person &  Online  Cringe-Free Networking: What, Why and How? 14:00 - 15:00
Tue 17 May  Online  Introduction to Non-academic Careers in Higher Education 14:00 - 15:00

Week 5

Tue 24 May  Online  How to Be Effective in Your Job Search 13:00 - 14:00
Thu 26 May  Online  Insight into Academia: Academic Roles and Job Search 13:00 - 14:00
Fri 27 May  In person  Tackling Tough Interview Questions 13:00 - 13:45

Week 6

Mon 30 May  Online  First Steps to Successful Career Planning 13:00 - 14:30

Week 7

Tue 7 June  In person  Summer Graduate and Internship Fair 14:30 - 17:30
Thu 9 June  In person  
&   Online 
Doing Research Outside Academia  13:00 - 14:30

Week 8

Wed 15 June  Online  Building up Resilience for Job Hunting


14:00 - 15:00

Skill development programmes

Career Design and Development

A programme for DPhil students and research staff

The Career Design and Development workshop programme is aimed at researchers who are considering options beyond an academic research career. The programme is designed to open the space for creative thinking and equip you with insights and tools for developing your career with confidence. This is an integrated programme consisting of three in-person workshops, of which you need to attend all three on 4 May, 25 May and 15 June, all taking place from 14:00-16:30, at the Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road.

The Researcher Strategy Consultancy

An innovative skills programme for RAs and postdocs

The purpose of the Researcher Strategy Consultancy programme is to provide early career researchers with an opportunity to develop the core employability skills required for a transition into analytical, business, or policy roles in a range of sectors. Participants volunteer some of their own time to work in small teams, over a 3-month period, to address a strategic issue or business opportunity for a client organisation. The next programme is expected to run September - December and applications will open later in Trinity term.

Get consulting experience on The Oxford Strategy Challenge

Take part in the Oxford Strategy Challenge, our hackathon inspired consultancy challenge, to gain valuable employability skills. Current research students (DPhils and students on postgraduate research courses) are welcome to apply. On the programme, you have the opportunity to develop skills in working effectively as part of a remote team, managing a client relationship, collecting data under time pressure, reacting quickly to unexpected changes, and presenting your findings to a client.

Already completed the Challenge? Sign up for The Student Consultancy

Only those who have completed the Challenge can apply for The Student Consultancy programme. You will work in a bigger team over the course of a term and will have more time for the thinking and doing that is involved in a client consultancy project.


More events

Careers and employability term planner

For more careers and employability events run by the Oxford University Careers Service, browse the wider Careers Service Term Planner >>

Department for Continuing Education events

The Oxford University Department for Continuing Education have published their Trinity Term Card. DPhil students at MSD can browse the schedule of events and and register by emailing to secure their place.

Browse the ContEd Trinity Term Card

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