SUMMER WORK IN OXFORD – Teaching & Administration (positions for graduates and undergraduates)

Oxbridge Academic Programs facilitates two well-established, academically rigorous summer programs for advanced secondary school students in Oxford. These are The Oxford Tradition in Corpus Christi and Pembroke Colleges, and The Oxford Prep in Oriel College. Together these programs bring over 500 of the best secondary school students from around the world to Oxford for a month of academic study and intellectual pursuit. During summer 2014, students from over 70 countries were enrolled on these programs.

Oxbridge Academic Programs is seeking motivated, innovative, and creative teachers and administrators for these programs. Applicants for teaching posts should be well-qualified graduates who either have obtained, or are working towards, an appropriate postgraduate qualification (MPhil, MSc, MBA, DPhil). A wide variety of courses is offered, including courses in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and the creative arts. Program administration positions are open to current undergraduates and include Program Assistants and Activities Directors. 

Those interested are encouraged to visit This webpage includes a complete list of courses, position descriptions, dates, and information about the kind of experience Oxbridge seeks to create. To apply, please email a CV and a covering letter to Justin Bangs, Coordinator of Faculty, at Those applying for teaching roles should identify in the covering letter the course or courses in which they are interested.  There is an initial deadline of Monday, February 2, 2015. Interviews will be held in Oxford at Corpus Christi College during early March 2015.

Seed Fund applications for University of Oxford Startups open early December

The Saïd Business School Seed Fund is once again looking to invest in early stage businesses! The Seed Fund provides financial investment and business support to Oxford-based startups, with a particular emphasis on software startups. Whether you are well into the prototype/implementation stage, or just have an idea you want to discuss, we would love to talk to you. Please contact for more information.

The application for seed funding goes live in early December, with applications closing in February. Investments are typically in the range of £15-25k, depending on the needs of your venture.

For more information please email It's never too early to reach out!

AKQA Graduate Programme

Over the past year I have had the pleasure of setting up and coordinating AKQA’s Technology Graduate Programme, and I think our creative culture of innovation and technology will be of interest to you and other members of Oxford CompSoc.

We are an agency dedicated to the imaginative application of art and science to create the future. We create digital services and applications to enable our clients to make more meaningful connections with their customers. Our most notable pieces of work have been the Nike+ Training Club iOS app, the Nissan IDx experience created in partnership Oculus Rift, and the website, which uses cinematic car configuration, responsive design, integrated search and services such as dealer inventory location. AKQA is currently home to over 1,600 employees in eleven offices around the world including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, London, New York, Paris, Portland, San Francisco, Shanghai, Tokyo and Washington D.C. Clients include Audi, Delta, Google, Nike, TUI, Verizon and the World Wildlife Fund.

Whilst we offer experience in areas such as Software Engineering, Mobile, Web Development and Quality Assurance, we also offer the opportunity to work in a uniquely creative environment using cutting edge technologies. Our Graduate Programme is created bespoke to each individual, so that each Technology Graduate can progress in the direction most suitable for them.

Applications are now open, and the closing date is Wednesday, 31st December. Let me know if you have any questions – I’d be very happy to chat through more over the phone :)

Joe Fowler
President - Oxford University Computer Society