Cringe Free Networking – What, Why & How?

Few of us like the idea of ‘networking’. But we know that forging good relationships helps us understand how things work in new spheres of research or employment, and can open doors. Come along for an hour of myth-busting insights into the hidden job market and tips on effective networking through various mechanisms including social media. Feel free to bring your lunch.

You do not need to book a place at this event but please bear in mind that spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis and popular events may fill early so arrive in good time. If you have any particular requirements, that may help you to access this event, then please do share them with us prior to attending by contacting or telephone 01865 274646. As booking isn’t required you will not be notified of any changes to this event so please always check the details on CareerConnect in advance of setting out to attend.


Networking for Researchers (following on from ‘Cringe Free Networking’)
Wednesday 17th January, 14:00 – 15:00 at the Careers Service

Following on from Cringe Free Networking, between 2pm and 3pm there is a second, optional hour specifically for Researchers. This is an opportunity to ask your questions as an early career researcher about networking within academic circles, or as a bridge into related policy, industry or service sectors. If you are interested in attending Networking for Researchers, we recommend also attending the Cringe Free Networking workshop.

This second event must be booked. To reserve a place please go to Career Connect:
Date: 17 January 2018, 13:00 (Wednesday, 1st week, Hilary 2018)
Venue: Careers Service
Speaker: Dr Rachel Bray (Oxford University Careers Service)
Organising department: Careers Service
Organiser: Dr Rachel Bray (Oxford University Careers Service)
Organiser contact email address:
Topics: Career changes, Social networks, Career development
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Lili Pickett-Palmer