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SeedWISE is an enterprise programme born out of the success and demand for our flagship enterprise programme for women postdocs; RisingWISE. Specifically aimed at women DPhil researchers, we have taken the core RisingWISE aims and tailored the course for women at this important stage in their careers.


SeedWISE is a blended learning programme. That means we will meet face-to-face (virtually and in-person in this instance) to work together and then in between sessions we have further resources for you to explore the topics.

Our fun, interactive face-to-face sessions will involve a mixture of speakers who have gone onto a variety of careers, group work and action learning sets. 

Our initial and final meetings will be 3 hours long (with breaks) and the sessions in between will be 90 minutes. All of the online sessions will be held over Zoom, along with two extended in-person sessions to meet, connect, network and start/end the programme together. 

Our further resources are there for you to look at between sessions on Canvas. There are video lessons, exercises and further information for those who want to delve deeper. We anticipate this will take you no more than an hour a week. There are chats to interact with the other women on the course and a way to chart your progress through the material.

You will be part of a cohort of likeminded women DPhil students and we really do hope to build a sense of community with the group. Our session will be fun, lively and interactive and we are hoping to get everyone together towards the end of the programme if guidelines allow.

Learning Outcomes

The programme’s purpose is to illuminate potential industrial and enterprise career routes for women DPhil students. These routes will include working in or with as part of a collaboration from an academic setting large scale industrial settings, SMEs and micro businesses. 


SeedWISE is tailored specifically for women* DPhil students who are working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

*We also welcome non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that will discuss women focused experiences.

Additional Information

For additional information about the SeedWISE programme please visit the SeedWISE webpage


Wednesday 1 Nov 14.00-17.00 in-person kick-off! Venue: Centenary Room, Careers Service, Banbury Road (please note the only Wednesday date!)

Tuesday 7 Nov

16.00-17.30 online

Tuesday 14 Nov 16.00-17.30 online
Tuesday 21 Nov 16.00-17.30 online
Tuesday 28 Nov 16.00-17.30 online
Tuesday 5 Dec 14.00-17.00 in-person wrap-up! Venue: Centenary Room, Careers Service, Banbury Road


Booking for this course is open - please book your place here.

Please note that you will be enrolled on the course in its entirety, so will need to commit to all the sessions.

Any questions?  Contact Louisa Trevail at:


When registering for this course, please check our Terms and Conditions.


SeedWISE gave me the platform to grow my confidence and more importantly made me realise that my values are as important as my professional goals, and I owe it to myself and to society to make every effort to grow and realise my full potential in order to have impact both in and outside academia. SeedWISE helped me realise I can achieve both! 

Lessah Mandoloma, Cohort 3, SeedWISE, DPhil student, Biology, African Universities Ambassador