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. Expenses for data collection can be reimbursed only on presentation of receipts.
How much time should I spend on this programme?
You should put aside around 2-4 hours per week for the project. However, this depends on nature of the project and how you decide to distribute tasks in your team.
What do I need to take part?
The programme will be delivered in person and online via Canvas. You will need internet access for the duration of the programme. The assessment centre will consist of a short video submission recorded and submitted on Canvas. Training will be delivered in person. Client meetings may take place remotely. If you have any questions about accessing either the assessment centre, training sessions, or client meetings, please email email@example.com
How long will the assessment centre last?
The assessment centre task consists of a short 2 minute 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.
Does my area of expertise influence selection?
No. We create diverse teams to the client projects.
Do I have to be interested in a management consultancy career? (Or know what I want to do yet?)
No. You will have an opportunity to further develop a broad range of transferable skills including teamwork, leadership, communication and business awareness. These along with the client relationship experience, will be helpful in a wide range of future careers. The experience will help you demonstrate your potential in applications, on your CV and in interviews.
I’m not eligible for The Researcher Strategy Consultancy but I'm interested in this type of programme. What can I do?
The Oxford Strategy Challenge is a shorter hackathon style programme. Once participants have completed an assessment task and training, they collaborate within a small team to tackle a client brief over 5 days. The Challenge is open to all current students, including DPhils.
What organisations take part in the programme?
We attract new clients as the reputation of our programmes spread and most clients come back with more projects. Our past clients include larger organisations such as Kidney Research UK, Oxfam, Jaguar Land Rover and Santander as well as local Government, start-up and small businesses, charities and community groups.
If you have any further questions, please get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org.