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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 (a mixture of Fridays and Saturdays) to enable those who often find taking time for courses in the working week difficult and to help more women attend.

If you have any queries or would like to express an interest for next year's programme please email Louisa at: 


As outlined, we run the programme in a blended format. We 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 the days below:

1.5 days online - Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th February

1 day online - Saturday 25th February 

1 day online - Saturday 11th March 

1.5 days/2nights in-person in Oxford - Friday 24th March and Saturday 25th March (plus morning of Sunday 26th March for travel if from Cambridge)

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, or to express your interest in joining future workshops, please email: