The Oxford Early Career Academic Outreach Network aims to connect early career academics (D.Phil. students, postdocs or fixed-term lecturers) with opportunities to do outreach in Oxford and further afield, as well as to provide them with appropriate training opportunities and recognition for their work at an institutional level. By signing up to their database, you become eligible for training sessions, as well as have further potential for contact with professionals University wide who may wish to collaborate on outreach projects and activities.
This Network has organised a training programme covering various aspects of academic outreach, followed by a post-session drinks and networking opportunities. The agenda for the day is as follows:
4.30pm – Coffee and registration
5pm – Parallel sessions (choose between)
1) Introduction to Oxford outreach with schools (For new members of the network, or relative beginners to outreach)
2) Age-appropriate academic taster sessions: best practice sharing (For network members with some experience of outreach)
5.30pm – UNIQ Summer Schools (all levels) – University’s flagship residential summer school access programme
6.00pm – Out on the road for Oxford outreach: getting involved with the Student and Teachers’ Conferences
6.30pm Networking drinks at the Royal Oak – After the session, participants are warmly invited to The Royal Oak on Woodstock Road to network with each other and outreach staff from around the collegiate University.
Date: Thursday 13th November 2014
Time: 16:30-18:30 (18:30-20:00 Networking Drinks)
Location: Margaret Thatcher Centre, Somerville College