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RisingWISE: empowering enterprising women - apply by 15 September

last modified Aug 30, 2018 11:56 AM
Apply now to be part of this exciting programme which 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 15 September 2018.

The 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
  • 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


Weekend 1 - University of Cambridge
Friday 9th November 2018, 2pm – 8pm: tour and informal dinner
Saturday 10th November 2018, 9am-10pm: workshop followed by networking dinner
Sunday 11th November 2018, 9am – 5pm: all day workshop

Weekend 2 - Egrove Park, University of Oxford
Friday 30th November 2018, 3pm – 10pm: networking drinks followed by informal dinner
Saturday 1 December 2018, 9am – 5pm: all day workshop

Weekend 3 - Egrove Park, University of Oxford
Friday 18th January 2019, 5pm – 10pm: networking drinks followed by informal dinner
Saturday 19th January 2019, 9am – 5pm: all day workshop

The cost of all food and beverages across the three weekends will be covered.

If you have any questions about the RisingWISE programme, please contact Shelley Rowley on

Deadline for applications: 15 September 2018 (extended from 21 August for University of Cambridge applicants only).

Apply now

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