Hilary Term Training

Our Hilary Term training took place on Tuesday 16th February (5th week) 2016. See below for a summary of the afternoon’s programme, and keep an eye out for our training in Michaelmas Term!

The Oxford Early Career Academic Outreach Network aims to connect interested D.Phil. students, fixed-term teaching and research staff from any discipline with opportunities to engage with schools outreach projects run across the collegiate University.

4.30-5pm – Coffee, registration and networking time

5-5.10pm – Welcome

5.10pm-5.50pm – Collaborating with Cambridge: the Oxford and Cambridge Collaborative Outreach Network and Cambridge Admissions
Speaker: Eva Dring, Oxford & Cambridge Network Officer
There are many similarities between the admissions processes at Oxford and Cambridge but also a number of differences. The Oxford and Cambridge Collaborative Outreach Network encourages cross-institutional communication and sharing of resources in order to reduce duplication of effort and encourage schools and colleges to make the most of the outreach opportunities on offer to their brightest students. This session will give an overview of the Network’s activities and provide a (former) Cambridge insider’s insight into the main differences between the institutions that we should be aware of in our outreach and communications work. It will also cover how early career academics can get involved in the development of the new Oxford and Cambridge Collaborative Outreach website and e-resources.

5.50pm-6.30pm – Improving outcomes for local young people through developing teachers’ professional knowledge: the work of the Oxford Education Deanery
Speaker: Dr Katharine Burn, Director of the Oxford Education Deanery, Associate Professor of Education and Fellow of St Cross College
The Oxford Education Deanery is a research-engaged professional learning partnership between the University of Oxford and local schools. It was formally launched in November 2013 with the aim of drawing on the expertise of university-based specialists to support local teachers’ professional learning and so improve outcomes for pupils in local schools. This talk will introduce the work of the Oxford Education Deanery and focus on the ways in which members of the Early Career Academic Outreach Network might contribute to one of its specific objectives; that of providing access for teachers to subject knowledge expertise for curriculum development and to research-informed responses to the particular subject-specific pedagogical challenges that they face.
6.45pm-8pm Networking drinks at The Victoria Pub, Jericho

To book a place for the training session, please fill in the form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TGOVBICEEKfL7u6-FGNosPjUOWu40P8TkVLzWvVjGXQ/edit#

After the session, participants are warmly invited to The Victoria, Jericho from 6.45-8pmto network with each other and outreach staff from around the collegiate University. Whether or not you are able to come to the training session, please do come along and share your outreach and public engagement experience and find out more about how you can connect with schools outreach work across the University.

Further enquiries about the scheme can be directed to the coordinators at earlycareeroutreach@admin.ox.ac.uk or via eleanor.parker@admin.ox.ac.uk.