Consulting activity is one of the important means by which staff at the University of Oxford can make available their knowledge and expertise to a wide range of external organisations. Such activities in turn offer insights of value to research and teaching and can provide useful evidence for the impact of research.

Oxford University Consulting (OUC) was established by the University to support academics and researchers in identifying and managing consultancy opportunities. This course will cover, consulting policy and processes at Oxford, introduce the support and benefits offered by OUC, provide examples of typical consulting assignments across disciplines and explore ways of developing academic consultancy opportunities. Format: face-face This course is for: Any University academics and researchers from the Social Sciences division, interested in undertaking consultancy. The course is relevant to anyone wishing to undertake academic consultancy and to learn more about how OUC can support them. This course is a stand-alone session and requires no pre-requisite training. This course is provided by Oxford University Consulting. Aim Provide an introduction to academic consulting and to outline the support offered by OUC. Learning objectives/outcomes By the end of the two hour session, conducted over lunch, participants will have an: Awareness of the benefits and impact of academic consultancy Awareness of academic consulting policy & procedures at Oxford Understanding of how OUC supports academic consulting activity Awareness of typical academic consultancy assignments An appreciation of what’s involved in developing consultancy opportunities


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