Women in Academic Science: Role Models of Success at Oxford

Women in Academic Science: Role Models of Success at Oxford.

6 November 2014

5.30 pm – 7.45 pm

Maths Institute Lecture Theatre 2

Cost: Free of charge, but registration required

Invitees: Current undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers, lecturers, Fellows, early career women in science and interested alumni.

The Alumni Office and the Equality and Diversity Unit invite you to join us for an unmissable and important networking event in 4th week exploring how women can successfully navigate career paths in academic science.


Our star panel representing some of Oxford’s leading female scientists will discuss their experiences and share their advice. The discussion will be followed by drinks and networking. The event is funded by the Vice Chancellor’s Diversity Fund and supported by Mathematics Institute.


Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Sally Mapstone, will chair the panel which is comprised of:


Fran Ashcroft – Professor of Physiology Katherine Blundell – Professor of Astrophysics Sadie Creese – Professor of Cybersecurity Dame Frances Kirwan DBE – Professor of Mathematics Susan Lea – Professor of Chemical Pathology; Microbiology Kia Nobre – Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience Irene Tracy -Professor of Anaesthetic Science


For any questions, please contact maya.evans@alumni.ox.ac.uk


Details on how to book can be found here:


Cyber Security Careers Fair Saturday 15th June 2013

The first Cyber Security Careers Fair, held by Cyber Security Challenge UK and hosted by Microsoft is taking place in Victoria (London) on Saturday 15th June 2013.

For more information please see: https://cybersecuritychallenge.org.uk/story/286/microsoft-hosts-london92s-first-cyber-security-careers-fair-.php

Should you attend, you can live tweet your experiences at the fair by using hashtag  #cyberjobfair and follow Cyber Security Challenge UK at @Cyberchallenge

Career Planning for Researchers – Residential Programme 15-17 May 2013

I’ve been forwarded details of a course for research staff which is being hosted by Imperial. It is aimed particularly at those of you who have been on fixed term contracts for 4 years of more.

Researchers from Oxford have attended on three previous occasions and have found it very worthwhile. Imperial offers Oxford some discount on places (£400 rather than £450 – which is still expensive, I know!). Full details are below if you’re interested.

Making well informed decisions about where you’re going and how to get there is essential if you want to succeed in your career.

Building on the past four years—what next? is a residential course designed specifically for postdocs who have been on fixed term research contracts for 3 or more years. This course will help experienced researchers explore career choices and options before developing an action plan to achieve the next step.

Working with your peers you will explore sessions on reviewing your skills, job-hunting, CVs, applications and job interviews, as well as one-to-one coaching and much more.

The next course takes place on: 15th – 17th May 2013.

For more information and to register onto the course, please follow the link or contact PDC-Support@imperial.ac.uk

If you attend, please do let me know as it would be great to get feedback from you.