Notices HT 2015: Week 1

Dear Graduates,

We hope you’ve had a nice break. Please find below the notices for this first week of Hilary term:

College Notices

1. Oxford Literary Festival

For those of you more into Blackwell’s than Maxwell’s, the Oxford Literary Festival tickets are now on sale. As usual, Hilda’s is the only college to have a special date for its alumnus and friends. Details on the day, including links to buy tickets, are down below.  Note the 10% discount on the phone for university graduates.


University Notices

1 Disabled Students Survey

If you’re a disabled student, please fill in this survey from OUSU’s Disabled Students Officer. It’s essential we have good data so we can fight to make this university accessible and inclusive.

2. Skin Conditions Research

Young People & Skin Conditions – Volunteers Wanted

Have you experience of acne, alopecia, eczema and/or psoriasis?

Are you aged 14-22?

Do you want to share your story to help other people going through the same thing?

I am a researcher at the University of Oxford, looking for people aged 14-22 to interview about their experiences of living with a skin condition. This research will help produce a new section on the young people’s part of on acne, alopecia, eczema and psoriasis. This unique, award winning website is run by a national charity and allows you to watch, listen and read young people talking about their real-life experiences of health, illness and lifestyles.

If you would like to take part in an interview or want to find out more, please contact Abi McNiven:

3. Oriel/Somerville Equalities Week

Calling all artists! Next month, Oriel is putting on an exhibition of local & students’ art representing inspirational LGBTQ figures from history. We are looking for anything from quick portrait sketches to paintings, collages, zines, graphic design, sculptures, etc. – anything that gets your creative juices flowing. So far, we have pictures of Andy Warhol, Audre Lorde, Conchita Wurst, Radclyffe Hall, Sappho and Eleanor Roosevelt in progress, but we’re hoping for more! The deadline is 4th week of Hilary term 2015. If you’d like to contribute, please email Oriel JCR’s LGBTQ rep at

4. Health Matters

See the attached poster for information on a really important event, being held by OUSU in conjunction with the local NHS, on depression and talking therapies. Any student with depression, or suspects they have depression, or is concerned for a friend can benefit from learning more about how talking therapies can be a real help in supporting those with depression, and the event is an important setting to demonstrate to those with depression that they are not alone. The event could also be useful for those with anxiety.

5. International Careers Day

Saturday 24 January 2015, Exam Schools Oxford

Exhibitors from 11.00-15.00


• International Development

• International Policy

• Governmental Careers

• International Law

• International Academia (Social Sciences,

Humanities and Sciences)

• Interpreting and Translating

• Routes into International Organisations


• Adam Smith International

• Balloon Ventures

• BMW Group

• Christian Aid

• College of Europe

• EF Education First

• EU Institutions

• The Internship Programme

• Oxford Policy Management Ltd

• Raleigh International

• RAND Europe

• RBB Economics


• Study in Australia

• US-UK Fulbright Commission

• World Quant LLC


• The British Exploring Society

• German Foreign Service

• Infosys

• International Committee of the

Red Cross

• Millar Cameron

• Project Rousseau

• RAND Europe

• RBB Economics

• The World Bank

6. The Oxford University Internship Programme 2015 goes live on 18th January!

The Internship Programme (OUIP) offers hundreds of summer research and professional experiences for Oxford students in 40 countries, including Brazil, Russia, China and India. Opportunities are available in a huge variety of sectors including International Development, Research, Policy, Publishing, Education, Finance, Heritage, Natural Resources and the environment and more. These internships are open for application exclusively to current matriculated Oxford University students, undergraduates and postgraduates, including those in their final year of study. This year there are many new and exciting scholarship opportunities to support internships obtained through the programme.

The Internship Programme placements are provided by our international and UK-based alumni, by multi-national corporations, world-leading NGOs, cutting-edge research institutions and many other organisations. Internships can help students clarify career goals and provide valuable work and research experience; as well as a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore a new culture whilst developing personal skills and confidence outside of the academic environment.

The Internship Programme will be launching its international internships for 2015 on January 18th, with an application deadline of February 22nd. UK opportunities will be listed after 23rd February.

There are already hundreds of internships on offer and new opportunities will keep appearing throughout January. Students can stay up to date by checking CareerConnect, signing up to our email alert and visiting the Internship Office blog. Email with any questions.

7. Positive Minds—mental health support groups for low mood and mild depression

Positive Minds is a six-week course run that has been designed for university students with mild depression or individuals who have experienced depression before and would like to take steps now to prevent future episodes of depression. The Positive Minds course has been designed by Student Minds in collaboration with Students Against Depression to give students the skills they need to keep low mood at bay. If you are interested in learning new ideas to help you keep your university experience a positive one, this course is for you! You can also learn more about the course at

If you would like to attend, beginning in Hilary 2015, or have any questions, please get in touch with us at If you cannot attend in Hilary but are still interested, do get in touch anyway!

We are also looking for volunteers to facilitate Positive Minds sessions at this stage. If you are interested in applying to become a group facilitator, we encourage you to apply at, or if you have any questions before you apply, you can email us at Recruitment closes in January 2015.

Please note: We do not believe that the course is not suitable for individuals with more severe depression and is not an appropriate place for support if you are or have recently been feeling suicidal. We do, however, encourage you to book an appointment with your university counsellor or your local GP. We also encourage you to visit Students Against Depression, which is a valuable website that may give you the support you need

Participate at the 45th St. Gallen Symposium in May 2015

Would you like to discuss the world’s most pressing issues with leaders like Dominic Barton, McKinsey & Company, Professor Niall Ferguson, Harvard University Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund or Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, President of the Republic of Singapore?

Share your ideas with the global elite and win EUR 20,000.– prize money. Seize your opportunity and qualify as one of 200 “Leaders of Tomorrow” for the 45thSt. Gallen Symposium by competing for the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award. This includes the following highlights:

-        Free participation as “Leader of Tomorrow” in the 45th St. Gallen Symposium

-        Meet 600 top managers, entrepreneurs, politicians and scientists from more than 60 nations

-        Small and intimate gatherings with world leaders, exclusively for the Leaders of Tomorrow

-        Meet 200 of the world’s brightest young minds and become member of a strong global community

-        Expenses covered (travel, board and lodging)

-        Share your ideas with the symposium’s global audience

-        Broad media coverage

The St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award is the world’s largest and most renowned essay competition of its kind. The 45th St. Gallen Symposium will be held from 5–8 May 2015 under the topic “Proudly Small” and will, as every year, follow its mission as the leading global platform for intergenerational debates. The submission deadline for the competition is 1 February 2015.

We invite you to have a look at the competition questions and requirements at You may also want to share the information about this experience with your friends and follow us on

We are looking forward to hopefully welcoming you in May 2015 in Switzerland.

Employment Opportunities for students in Oxford, Summer 2015

As the end of Michaelmas draws in, you might be starting to think about your plans for next summer. Where better to spend it than enjoying the city of Oxford! Oxford Royale Academy is an award winning summer school for international students studying academic and cultural courses in Oxford during July and August.  We are looking to recruit summer staff for a variety of positions.

We are holding interviews for the position of Summer School Counsellor on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd December at 2pm in St Catherine’s College. If you are interested in applying then please complete the form that can be found here The role involves leading activities, events and excursions, and advising and guiding the students throughout their stay in the UK. Counsellors will help students get to lessons, take students on excursions and organise social and sporting events for the evenings and weekends.

We are also recruiting for Junior Dean, Administrative and Teaching positions. You can find out more about us at