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. We also run a number of skills development programmes that open to researchers.

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Careers events

Events are run  online (O)  and  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. 

Week -1

Date Event Time
Tuesday 26.09.2023  O  First Steps to Successful Career Planning 13:00 - 14:15
Friday 29.09.2023  O  What Career Can a Research Scientist Do if Not Academia? (for DPhils and Research Staff) 11:00 - 12:00

Week 0

Date Event Time
Tuesday 03.10.2023  O  Science Beyond Academia 13:00 - 14:00
Friday 06.10.2023  P  Finance and Consulting ABCs (Pre-fair Talk), at the Examination Schools 11:30 - 12:00
Friday 06.10.2023  P  FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY FAIR, at the Examination Schools 12:00 - 16:00
Saturday 07.10.2023  P  Researchers @ the Oxford University Careers Fair (Pre-fair Talk), at the Examination Schools 10:15 - 11:00
Saturday 07.10.2023  P  OXFORD UNIVERSITY CAREERS FAIR: The fair for all sectors, at the Examination Schools 11:00 - 15:00

Week 1

Date Event Time
Monday 09.10.2023  O  Talking to Employers About a Disability, Neurodivergence or Health Condition: If, When and How 11:00 - 12:00
Saturday 14.10.2023  P  Researchers @ the Science, Engineering and Technology Fair (Pre-fair Talk), at the Examination Schools 09:45 - 10:30
Saturday 14.10.2023  P  Finding Scientific and Technical Internships (Pre-fair Talk), at the Examination Schools 10:00 - 10:30
Saturday 14.10.2023  P  SCIENCE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY FAIR, at the Examination Schools 10:30 - 13:30

Week 2

Date Event Time
Thursday 19.10.2023  P  Management Consultancy Beyond the Obvious, at the Careers Service 16:30 - 17:45
Saturday 21.10.2023  P  LAW FAIR, at the Examination Schools 10:30 - 13:30

Week 3

Date Event Time
Wednesday 25.10.2023  P  Effective CVs & Cover Letters for Researchers, at the Careers Service 16:00 - 18:00
Thursday 26.10.2023  O  Writing Applications for Further Study 13:00 - 14:00
Thursday 26.10.2023  P  CAREERS IN COMPUTING FAIR, at the Mathematical Institute 15:00 - 17:30

Week 4

Date Event Time
Tuesday 31.10.2023  O  Insight into Academia: Is a PhD Right for Me? 12:00 - 13:00

Week 5

Date Event Time
Thursday 09.11.2023  P  Moving on from Academia (Research Staff Only), at the Careers Service 14:00 - 16:00
Friday 10.11.2023  O  CVs and Cover Letters 13:00 - 14:00

Week 6

Date Event Time
Wednesday 15.11.2023  P  JOBS FOR MATHEMATICIANS FAIR, at the Mathematical Institute 16:00 - 18:00
Thursday 16.11.2023  O  Staying in the UK to Work (OU Visa & Immigration Advisers) 13:00 - 15:00
Thursday 16.11.2023  P   O  Developing Resilience Now and for the Future, at the Careers Service 15:00 - 16:00

Week 7

Date Event Time
Tuesday 21.11.2023  P  Careers Interest Network: Consultancy, at the Careers Service 10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday 22.11.2023  O  Insight into Academia: Teaching in Higher Education 13:00 - 14:00
Thursday 23.11.2023  P  Careers Interest Network: Entrepreneurship, Robert Hooke Building, 3rd Floor, Meeting Room 2 12:00 - 14:00

Week 8

Date Event Time
Monday 27.11.2023  P  Career Interest Network: Research related careers in Higher Education, at the Careers Service 12:00 - 14:00
Thursday 30.11.2023  P  Interview and Presentation Skills for Researchers, at the Careers Service 09:30 - 11:30
Thursday 30.11.2023  P  Securing an Internship as a Postgraduate Student or a Researcher, at the Careers Service 13:00 - 14:00

Careers event in 9th week

Date Event Time
Tuesday 05.12.2023   O  Improving Your Interview Technique 13:00 - 14:00


Careers event in 10th week

Date Event Time
Saturday 16.12.2023  O  Career Management Strategy Masterclass 10:00 - 13:00

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

A lookback at Careers Beyond Academia, Options and Pathways for Researchers

Careers conference for researchers on 20-23 March 2023

The conference offered 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, and attend an in-person networking event with recruiting organisations.

The next Careers Beyond Academia Conference will be held between Monday 18 March - Thursday 21 March 2024, online and in-person at the Careers Service building. More details will be released in Michaelmas term 2023.

Read about the conference and organisations recruiting researchers

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