What’s coming up 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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Week three

Careers in Computing Fair

Monday 26th Oct, 12.00 - 18.00 pm (online)

The booklet of organisations participating will be uploaded to the Careers Fairs webpage one week beforehand. Register now

Writing Applications for Postgraduate Study

Tuesday 27th Oct, 12.00 – 1.00 pm (MS Teams)

In this session we'll focus on how to put together effective personal statements for masters and PhD applications. We'll also look briefly at academic CVs, writing research proposals and other aspects of the application process. Though we'll primarily focus on UK applications, much of the material will also be relevant to applications to universities outside the UK. Please book your place via CareerConnect.

Jobs for Mathematicians (Careers Fair)

Wednesday 28th Oct, 12.00 - 18.00 pm (online)

 

The booklet of organisations participating will be uploaded to the Careers Fairs webpage one week beforehand. Register now


Week Four

 

Insight into Academia: Using Your Research for Freelance Consulting

Wednesday 4th Nov, 2.00 – 3.00 pm (MS Teams)

Early career researchers have skills and expertise to offer the wider world. Understanding how you might do this can help inform your career choices, expand your professional sphere and/or enable you to earn while you finish a project. Yet the worlds of consulting and freelancing can be daunting. This session will look at forms of consulting that typically work well for researchers and how to take practical steps towards these. It will be facilitated by a Careers Adviser and Early Career Researcher, who between them bring many years’ experience in different kinds of freelance consulting in multi-disciplinary teams and individually. Book your place here via CareerConnect.

 

Introduction to Academia

Thursday 5th Nov, 1.00 – 2.00 pm (MS Teams)

Thinking about a career in academia or Higher Education? Unsure whether it is right for you? This session offers an overview of the basics: how the sector works, the roles available, how to get a job, opportunities for progression, and what people find rewarding or challenging. There will be time to ask questions at the end as always. This event is open to all. Book your place here via CareerConnect.


 

 

 

 

 

Week Five

Academic recruitment trends and job-searching

Wednesday 11th Nov, 12.30 – 1.15 pm (MS Teams)

Are you keen to understand the range of early career academic jobs available in different regions of the world? This session will draw on insights into recruitment trends gained at Global Academy Jobs and offer top tips on job-searching, including how to use a jobs board effectively.  There will be time for questions. It will be facilitated by Rachel Bray (Careers Adviser) with input from Wendy Stone of Global Academy Jobs.

You can book your place here via CareerConnect. Research students/staff may also wish to book a place in the session following this (see below).

Career Management Strategy Masterclass Webinar

Wednesday 11th Nov, 14.00 to 17.00 (online)

Dr Mike Moss will outline a research-based approach to exploring career options to develop a robust career development strategy. He will detail how to tailor applications and how to prepare for interviews. There will be time for questions. Open to all students, research staff and alumni. Book your place via CareerConnect

 

Using the Global Goals Initiative to boost your job search (for researchers)

Wednesday 11th Nov, 1.30 to 2.15 pm (MS Teams)

It can be challenging to connect your research topic with the concerns and priorities of the wider world. Yet this link is often key to finding a good fit in your next, or subsequent, career step. In this session, you will learn about the Global Goals initiative that enables researchers to identify and articulate the connections between their work and the 17 globally-agreed Sustainable Development Goals. These goals, and the 169 targets they contain, are strategic priorities for governments, business and public sector bodies. Researchers who can offer relevant insight and skills are likely to be attractive to a range of organisations. The session will be facilitated by Rachel Bray (Careers Adviser) and Wendy Stone of Global Academy Jobs. Please book your place here via CareerConnect.


Week Six

Effective CVs and Cover Letters (for Researchers)

Monday 16th November, 12.30 – 2.00pm (MS Teams)

CVs and cover letters are read very quickly (think seconds!) yet are crucial for getting an interview. We will share tips on how to tailor your CV, articulate relevant skills and experience, and deliver an effective application. This session will cover applications to a wide range of sectors, including academia. Please book your place here via CareerConnect.

Stepping Beyond Academic Research

Tuesday 17th November, 12.00 – 1.00pm

Are you curious about how other early career researchers have transitioned? Come for insight into what the research careers team does to learn about options beyond academia . Top tips will include how to make the most of what Oxford offers with respect to your career development. You will hear about opportunities to explore work sectors or roles that interest you, and to expand your professional network for further insight into entry points. Please book your place here via CareerConnect.

 

Insight into Academia: Should I do a Postdoc?

Thursday 19th November, 1.00 – 2.00pm (MS Teams)

Are you considering a career in academia, or other research settings? Securing a postdoctoral research position may seem a logical next step from PhD, but there are some important questions to ask: How do employers within and beyond academia view a postdoc, and alternative early career steps? What exactly could a postdoc offer you, and what needs to happen for it to bolster your career? What are the alternative early career development roles likely to appeal to researchers? How can I be strategic in applying for, or creating, these roles? Please book your place here via CareerConnect.


Week Seven

Career Management Strategy Masterclass Webinar

Thursday 26th Nov, 13.00 to 14.00 (online)

Dr Mike Moss will outline a research-based approach to exploring career options to develop a robust career development strategy. He will detail how to tailor applications and how to prepare for interviews. There will be time for questions. Open to all students, research staff and alumni. Book your place via CareerConnect


Week NINE

 

Career Management Strategy Masterclass Webinar

Saturday 12th Dec, 10.00 to 13.00 (online)

Dr Mike Moss will outline a research-based approach to exploring career options to develop a robust career development strategy. He will detail how to tailor applications and how to prepare for interviews. There will be time for questions. Open to all students, research staff and alumni. Book your place via CareerConnect

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