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Whether you started in your role recently or have a few years’ experience under your belt, the new Oxford Neuroscience Excel Staff Development Programme has something to offer you.


This programme is for researchers, professional services staff and technicians employed by the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, the Department of Psychiatry, and the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford.* 

The Excel Programme provides training to enhance personal and career development, and a forum where staff can build working relationships with their counterparts in other departments.

Meetings will be held both up and down the hill. Each session will consist of half an hour of networking over tea and coffee, followed by two half-hour talks.



Please register for catering purposes.

12.00 Networking tea and coffee in the upstairs foyer.  We feel this is an important opportunity to develop contacts across the departments

Followed by 2 talks

Bullying and harassment

Join Laura Epton, University Harassment Prevention Advisor,  who will  empower you to build an inclusive research team with collaborations that prevent bullying and harassment.  Thus becoming a stronger leader/future leader, call out bad behaviour, and raise issues informally or formally.

Social media

Join Ibby Akkas,  Social Media Manager in the University of Oxford’s Public Affairs Directorate as he will outline how to make the most out of social media from a research perspective. He will explain how you can use social media platforms like X (formerly Twitter), LinkedIn, Instagram and TikTok to boost your own profile and also your expertise.

Presentations from previous meetings

Demystifying Oxford

Online training resources

Presentation skills

Interview skills


If you have any questions about the Excel Programme, contact


* Once established, the vision is to role the programme out across other departments within our Neuroscience community.