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Upcoming Events for Researchers

Blogged by Rebecca Ehata on 08/11/2018.

Academia or Beyond? Keeping your options open

When: Tuesday 13 November, 09:00 – 12:30
Where: The Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road, Oxford

Are you considering a career change? Wondering if you are employable and/or what you might be giving up?

In this workshop we will explore your understanding of the pros and cons of staying in academic research, whether and how you prepare to move to another sector (or combine aspects of academia with another role) and what you feel you might be risking in making this move.

Attend the session to become familiar with an evidence-informed framework for assessing a potential career move, think about how to use this in your current roles, and develop some practical strategies to assist decision-making.

Register for the workshop here.

Insight into Academia: How do REF, TEF and KEF affect an academic career?

When: Tuesday 13 November, 13:00 – 14:00
Where: The Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road, Oxford

A seminar offering an overview of what the Research Excellence Framework, Teaching Excellence Framework and the proposed Knowledge Exchange Framework mean for early career researchers and the type of skills and experience they will need to thrive in the changing academic landscape.

For more information and to register for a place, click here.

“Smart people work everywhere”: using your research skills outside academia

When: Wednesday 14 November, 16:30 – 18:30
Where:  St Cross College lecture theatre, 61 St Giles, Oxford

Research degrees: what are they good for? Can you use the skills you have acquired during your DPhil in a career outside academia – and why would you want to?

Carole Souter, Master of St Cross College and ex CEO National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund, invites you, whatever your age/stage as a student or postdoc, to join a stimulating panel to hear how Humanities scholars have built rewarding working lives using their research skills, plus tips on entry and progression.

You will then have a full hour to talk over drinks with other researchers, the panel members plus members of the Careers Service and Divisional researcher development teams. This is a great opportunity to explore ideas you’ve been nurturing and to identify support available.

Find out more and book your place here.

Alumni + Researchers@ Jobs for Mathematicians

When: Tuesday 20 November, 15:00 – 16:00
Where: Maths Institute, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford

Get the most out of your time at the fair by attending this pre-fair session, which aims to help you think about employer perceptions of researchers, and considers the most effective ways to present your skills and experience to the exhibiting companies. Click here to book a place.

Effective jobsearching, networking and your digital identity

When: Thursday 22 November, 13:00 – 16:00
Where: The Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road, Oxford

Bring your laptop along to this interactive workshop, which looks at the best ways to:

  • review and enhance your online academic and professional profile
  • utilise your existing digital networks and develop new networks for new career opportunities
  • maximise your profile and networks to find exciting job opportunities.

Further information and booking here.