Keep in touch
Keep in touch with friends and former colleagues from the University of Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science.
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The annual Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend in Oxford always has a strong Engineering component, featuring several events. The highlight is the annual Jenkin Lecture – where speakers are alumni or current members of the Department of Engineering Science. Do join us at the next Alumni Weekend on Saturday 16 September 2017. The Jenkin Lecture will be given by Professor Ekaterina Shamonina (Wadham) on 'Metamaterials: beyond conventional'. Last year The Jenkin Lecture “Engineering Tomorrow's Therapies” was given by Professor Constantin Coussios (Magdalen), Professor of Biomedical Engineering.
Other events, are also designed to keep you in touch with fellow alumni and the latest research and news from the University.
Help current students
The Department continually strives to give Oxford engineering students the best possible experience while at Oxford. Could you help to enrich this even further?
Offer student placements or internships
Act as a mentor to engineering students
Students often welcome advice from engineering alumni who have studied and graduated at Oxford, and are now in the ‘real world’ of employment. Could you spare a little time occasionally, to offer the benefit of your experience to a student seeking advice? Contact Steve Sheard if so. We especially welcome offers from female former students, as Oxford has a growing number of female student engineers. Consider joining the University’s ‘Oxford Careers Network’.
Help the student Engineering Society
The students run a thriving Engineering Society within the University. They are always keen to hear of offers of potentially exciting talks or site visits of engineering interest. If you or your company have something special to offer, please get in touch. Contact Steve Sheard.
Work with the Department of Engineering Science
Collaborate in research
The Department is active in many areas of engineering research. Much of this is carried out in collaboration with industry. Does your company have R&D needs where research input from the Department would be helpful? If you think this may be the case, do get in touch. Contact Dominic O’Brien (Associate Head of Department (Research)).
Seek research facilities or expertise
The Department is home to some outstanding resources of engineering expertise and equipment, which can be accessed by external users on appropriate terms. If you or your company have needs of this type, the Department may be able to help. Contact Dominic O’Brien in the first instance.
Help with secondary school outreach
There are many ways to help with inspiring potential engineering students. Some examples include visiting schools and speaking at Oxford-hosted outreach events like UNIQ, Headstart and Dragonfly. If you can spare a little of your time to speak about how great engineering is, or if you have other outreach ideas, contact Gabrielle Bouchard (Department Access Officer).
Help with fundraising
The Department has ambitious plans for the future, and is seeking funds to help realise them. For example, a current priority is increasing the funds available for graduate studentships to support doctorates in engineering. If you feel able to help in this way, contact Eva Williams.