RisingWISE: empowering enterprising women

RisingWISE is a newly established Oxbridge network that aims to foster long-term relationships between enterprising early-career researchers and women working in industry, to encourage more women to build careers across the science and technology sector. 

This programme is open to women in STEM from the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, and women from industry partners who have been invited to apply.

The application deadline to be part of this exciting programme is Friday 31 August 2018 for Oxford applicants and Saturday 15 September for Cambridge applicants.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Our 4-day workshop will bring together approximately 50 women over three weekends to:

  • Inspire and strengthen the Oxbridge WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) network;
  • Improve early-careers researcher’s (ECR) knowledge and understanding of how research works within industry and showing where their skills could apply and explore the different approaches across the two sectors;
  • Create a space for ECRs to meet other women who are already working within industry so that we can: break down barriers, encourage more women to take up internships and secondments within industry and/or work collaboratively on R&D;
  • Offer mentoring and leadership skills development opportunities to women in industry; and
  • Help all participates to enhance their confidence, learning techniques to apply these in their own working environments.

The workshops cover four broad themes:

Day 1: Personal awareness and creativity - who am I and what are my values?
Day 2: Creating change and becoming a high impact collaborator
Day 3: Building my network, resources and toolkit
Day 4: Celebrating success and developing my strategy/next steps

WORKSHOP DATES

Schedule for particpants from the University of Oxford

Weekend 1 (Venue:Madingley Hall, University of Cambridge)
Friday 9th November 2018, 1pm–8pm (travel to Cambridge,1-3.30pm. tour of spin-out companies, 4-6pm and informal dinner, 7-8pm)
Saturday 10th November 2018, 9am-8pm (all day workshop, 9-5pm, followed by networking drinks, 5-7pm and informal dinner, 7-8pm)
Sunday 11th November 2018, 9am–5pm (all day workshop)

Weekend 2 (Venue: Egrove Park, University of Oxford)
Friday 30th November 2018, 5pm–7pm (networking drinks)
*optional tour of Oxford based sprin-out companies, 3-5pm, leaving from Egrove Park
Saturday 1 December 2018, 9am–5pm (all day workshop)

Weekend 3 (Venue: Egrove Park, University of Oxford)
Friday 18th January 2019, 5pm–7pm (networking drinks)
Saturday 19th January 2019, 9am–5pm (all day workshop)

 

Schedule for particpants from the University of Cambridge

Weekend 1 (Venue:Madingley Hall, University of Cambridge)
Friday 9th November 2018, 4pm–6pm * optional tour of Cambridge based spin-out companies
Saturday 10th November 2018, 9am-7pm (all day workshop, 9-5pm, followed by networking drinks, 5-7pm)
Sunday 11th November 2018, 9am–5pm (all day workshop)

Weekend 2 (Venue: Egrove Park, University of Oxford)
Friday 30th November 2018, 12 noon-8pm (travel to Oxford 12-2.30pm, tour of spin-out companies, 3-5pm followed by networking drinks, 5-7pm and informal dinner, 7-8pm)
Saturday 1 December 2018, 9am–5pm (all day workshop)

Weekend 3 (Venue: Egrove Park, University of Oxford)
Friday 18th January 2019, 5pm–8pm (networking drinks, 5-7pm and informal dinner 7-8pm)
Saturday 19th January 2019, 9am – 5pm (all day workshop)

 

ACCOMMODATION AND TRAVEL
Successful applicants from the University of Oxford will have their return travel to Cambridge and accommodation whilst in Cambridge on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th November pre-arranged and expenses covered. All food and beverages across the three weekends will be also be covered. 

CONTACT US 
If you have any questions about the RisingWISE programme, please contact Shelley Rowley from the MPLS Division on shelley.rowley@tss.ox.ac.uk

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