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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.


11 March

Monday 11 March, 12.00, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, South Parks Road. 

Please register for catering purposes. 

  • Interview Skills: Congratulations, you have been invited to interview!  If you are like most applicants that invitation is both celebrated and dreaded. Very few people enjoy the interview process, yet the ability to interview well is a skill that can be mastered.  In this short session we will review how you might prepare for an interview, frameworks for structuring answers to interview questions and tips for managing your nerves.  Equip yourself to perform at your best in the next interview to increase your chances of securing the job you want.
  • Presentation Skills for Interview: Giving a presentation is a common task requested during the interview process.  Are you keen to feel more confident when presenting for others at interview? Without some forethought and practice, it can be all to easy to fail to do yourself justice.  This is your opportunity to shine, in this short session we will cover what the panel are looking for from your presentation and how to craft an engaging story that makes you stand out for all the right reasons.

Featuring Susan Black and colleagues from the University Careers Service.


  • Harassment Prevention
  • Social Media

Presentations from previous meetings

Demystifying Oxford

Online training resources


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.