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This programme is open to women* in STEM from the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, and women from industry partners who have been invited to apply. The programme will take place over 6 days using a mixture of Fridays and Saturdays. Our rationale is to enable those who often find taking time for courses in the working week difficult and to try to balance this with weekend and family commitments for our facilitators, speakers and participants so that more women can attend. 

If you have any queries, please email Louisa at: 

Click here to apply for this year's cohort! (Deadline 29 November!)


We run the programme in a blended format and believe this enables an optimum balance between online and in-person. Exact timings will be provided when applications are open, but please check your diary for ALL the days below as you will be expected to attend the course in its' entirety:

1.5 days online - Friday 2 (midday - 17.30) and Saturday 3 February 2024 (09.00-17.30)

1 day online - Saturday 24 February 2024 (09.00-17.30)

1 day online - Saturday 9 March 2024 (09.00-17.30)

1.5 days/2nights in-person in Oxford - Friday 22 March (midday-19.00 after drinks) and Saturday 23 March 2024 (09.00 - 21.00 after full cohort dinner and drinks. See below note)

Note for the final weekend:

Cambridge participants are invited to join us in-person in Oxford. Transport, accommodation and meals are provided for our overnight guests. You will travel back to Cambridge the morning of Sunday 24 March. 

Oxford participants are day delegates and will join for an included lunch on Friday 22 March and stay until networking/drinks finish at 19.00. Lunch and dinner are provided for all Oxford participants on Saturday 23 March. 

Programme structure

Over the course of the 6 days, you will be immersed in a programme that will:

  • Provide helpful tools and techniques to help you think through your chosen path
  • Expand your knowledge of industry and collaborative research & development
  • Highlight opportunities beyond academia
  • Create a forum to meet women who are working within industry and academia
  • Develop your networking, mentoring and leadership skills

The course covers five broad themes, building you a successful and strategic toolkit to take-away:

- Personal values and networking

- Value propositions

- Leadership

- Negotiation

- Communicating your ideas


Once you have been offered a place on the programme, you will be asked to confirm by payment of a £50 deposit. The deposit is fully refundable on completion of the course in its' entirety. 

Further information and queries

If you have any questions about the RisingWISE programme, please email: