Michaelmas Term Training

Early Career Academic Outreach Network Training Session: Michaelmas Term
Wednesday 26 October (Week 3), 4.30-6.30pm
Venue: Margaret Thatcher Centre, Somerville College
 
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. 
 As you will be aware, we run termly tailored training sessions and manage a database of interested researchers and teaching staff to which professional outreach staff from across the University have access.
 
Programme: 
4.30-5pm – Coffee, registration and networking time

5-5.10pm – Welcome 


5.10pm-5.40pm (Parallel sessions)
Introduction to schools outreach at Oxford (for new members of the Network or relative beginners to outreach with schools)
Speaker: Dr Eleanor Parker, Student Recruitment Officer, Undergraduate Admissions & Outreach Office; College Lecturer in Italian, St Anne’s College
 
OR
 
Sharing best practice: how to deliver an engaging taster session (for experienced practitioners)
Chaired by a member of the Network, attendees will be able to explore what constitutes effective engagement when working with different audiences in schools outreach and will be able to share ideas on how to improve their taster sessions
 
5.40pm-6.30pm
Oxford Admissions Interviews from both sides of the desk
Whether you are an experienced admissions interviewer, or brand new to Oxford and its admissions processes, come along to discuss the admissions interview training offered to Oxford academics (and how useful you find it in admissions) and discuss how we talk about interviews when working with students and teachers in schools and colleges. Interactive activities from both ‘sides of the desk’ will feature.
Speakers: Dr Eleanor Parker, Student Recruitment Officer, Undergraduate Admissions & Outreach Office; College Lecturer in Italian, St Anne’s College
Alice Parrott, Student Recruitment Officer, Undergraduate Admissions & Outreach Office
 
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://goo.gl/forms/HlUtcoOOLT5em0Fu2
 
After the session, participants are warmly invited to The Victoria, Jericho from 6.45-8pm to 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 via eleanor.parker@admin.ox.ac.uk.  
 
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