Hello and welcome to our brand new blog!
The Oxford Early Career Academic Outreach Network aims to connect early career academics (D.Phil. students, postdocs or fixed-term lecturers) at the University of Oxford 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. The network is intended to complement current training provision elsewhere within the collegiate University.
We’re delighted to announce that the first training session of the academic year will take place on Thursday 13th November.
Kindly hosted by Somerville College, the event, which will take place from 16.30 – 18.30, will cover
- An Introduction to Oxford outreach with schools (for beginners or those relatively new to outreach)
- Age-appropriate academic taster sessions: best practice sharing (for those with some experience of outreach)
- UNIQ Summer Schools: How to get involved with the University’s flagship residential summer school access programme, including sample taster content used by early career academics in the project
- Out on the road for Oxford outreach: getting involved with the Student and Teachers’ Conferences
Following the success of previous sessions, we have once again arranged for post-training networking drinks from 18.30 at the Royal Oak.
Sign up to the training event now at http://bit.ly/1FVHNZr and if you haven’t already done so, feel free to add yourself to our database, which provides advance notice of future training events and outreach opportunities: http://bit.ly/ZCGU6x
We hope to see you at an event before too long! Do get in touch if you have any questions.
Dr Eleanor David and Dr Foteini Dimirouli