The Oxford Early Career Academic Outreach Network aims to connect early career academics (DPhil students, postdocs or fixed-term lecturers from any subject area) 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. This new network is intended to complement, not replace, current training provision elsewhere within the collegiate University and will facilitate communication between the early career academic community and outreach projects across Oxford.
If you are enthusiastic about widening access to higher education in general and the University of Oxford in particular, then please sign up now to be added to our database. By signing up, you become eligible for (at least) termly training sessions and can expect to be contacted by outreach professionals from across the University who may wish to collaborate with you on a variety of outreach activities (including academic taster sessions). Signing up to our database does not commit you to accepting all the requests you receive.
Interested DPhil students should be sure to check with their supervisor before taking on additional commitments and DPhils or Postdocs in receipt of funding should ensure that any outreach activities undertaken are in line with award restrictions.
Our first training session will be held on Monday 25th November (7th week), 4.30-6pm in the Baring Room at Hertford College, followed by a networking drinks reception from 6-7pm in the Drawing Room at Hertford College. Places are limited and can be reserved by filling in the online booking form.
MT Training Session Programme
- ‘Why do we do outreach at Oxford?’
- Caitriona Woolhouse, Head of Student Recruitment, Undergraduate Admissions & Outreach Office
- ‘Understanding Oxford Admissions’
- Suzanna Marsh, Publicity & Schools Liaison Officer, Department of Computer Science
- Dr Joe Organ, Schools Officer, Brasenose College
Sample academic taster sessions from early career academics involved in Oxford outreach projects
- ‘How to get involved with outreach at Oxford’
- Dr Jamie Castell, Career Development Fellow & Outreach Officer, Hertford College
Dr Eleanor David, Student Recruitment Officer, Undergraduate Admissions & Outreach Office; College Lecturer in Italian at St Anne’s College
- Drinks reception with address by
- Will Hutton, Principal, Hertford College
Further enquiries about the scheme can be directed to the coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With best wishes,
Early Career Academic Outreach Network Coordinators
Dr Jamie Castell, Career Development Fellow & Outreach Officer, Hertford College
Dr Eleanor David, Student Recruitment Officer, Undergraduate Admissions & Outreach Office; College Lecturer in Italian, St Anne’s College
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