Researcher Strategy Consultancy Michaelmas Term Application Deadline

An innovative skills programme for DPhil students, RAs, and postdocs.

The purpose of the Researcher Strategy Consultancy programme is to provide early career researchers (DPhil students, RAs, and postdocs) with an opportunity to develop the core employability skills required for a transition into analytical, business, or policy roles in the sector.

Particular emphasis is given to business awareness, teamwork, communication and leadership to complement other postgraduate training. This programme enables participants to build on skills that typically develop in designing, planning and conducting complex research projects. Whatever their career plans, including further research and academia, participants can benefit significantly from the programme.

Participants volunteer some of their own time to work in teams, over a 3 month period, to address a strategic issue or business opportunity for a client organisation.

We are particularly interested in attracting applicants from across the University to form cross-disciplinary teams to work on our client challenges.

More details can be found on the Careers Service website

Programme schedule

The programme will run from September to December and the key dates in the schedule are:

Monday 9th September- Applications close (at noon)

Tuesday 17th September- Assessment Centre 2 × 1 hour sessions to choose from (5pm & 6pm)

Tuesday 24th & Thursday 26th September- Training sessions (from 4pm – 7pm). Catering will be provided.

By w/c 9th December- Project work and client presentations completed

Wednesday 11th December- End of programme event (5pm – 7pm)

Any queries about this programme should be directed to