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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 combining virtual and in-person sessions with additional resources on Canvas.

The interactive sessions involve speakers from various careers, group work, and action learning sets for personal development.

Small groups discuss topics for 15 minutes each, providing and receiving advice. Sessions are 3 hours initially and at the end, with 90-minute sessions in between, held over Zoom.

Further resources on Canvas include video lessons, exercises, and chats for interaction.

The programme aims to create a sense of community among likeminded DPhil students.

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


Tuesday 23rd April 2024

14.00-17.00 in-person kick-off! 

Venue: Careers Lounge, Careers Service, 56 Banbury Rd, Park Town, Oxford OX2 6PA

Tuesday 30th April 2024

16.00-17.30 online

Tuesday 7th May 2024 16.00-17.30 online
Tuesday 14th May 2024 16.00-17.30 online
Tuesday 21st May 2024 16.00-17.30 online
Tuesday 28th May 2024

14.00-17.00 in-person wrap-up! 

Venue: Centenary Room, Careers Service, 56 Banbury Rd, Park Town, Oxford OX2 6PA


Click here to book your place on the course. 

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