Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

There are lots of ways to get involved with Oxford Chemistry and we would love to hear from you.

Please contact if you can help with any of the following:

 - Speaking at careers conferences & events for current students

 - Speaking at alumni events

 - A sector-specific networking event

 Your suggestions are also very welcome.

Mentoring programme

Our mentoring programme is run in partnership with the central university. To register as a mentor, or to learn more, please visit the Oxford Careers Service Career Connect website


IP & Spin-Out Workshop
May 2013/2014

Many thanks to alumni Dr Adrian Bradley and Nicholas Bennet, Cleveland IP, and ISIS Innovation for hosting these fantastic events.

An interactive session designed by alumnus Dr Adrian Bradley to introduce commercialization and IP, and encourage young researchers to get involved in this area and increase the impact of their work. 


All the attendees rated the event as ‘excellent’ ‘very good’, and 66% percent of the researchers also said that attending the workshop increased the likelihood that they would attempt to commercialize their research.

  • I had a really great afternoon and hopefully learnt a lot about IP and commercialization. Thanks!
  • Keep the same structure, but change the content so I can go to it again.
  • Program was very well organized and I'd run the same thing again next year keeping the IP game which I found to be most useful as I learnt the most talking during the game to teammates, lawyers and ISIS.
  • Absolutely brilliant!


Chemistry Careers Conferences 2013/2014

Thank you to everyone who generously gave their time to speak at careers events and support current students.

The Chemistry Careers Conference is an annual event organised by a committee of DPhils, Post Docs, and members of the Equality and Diversity Group. If you would like to speak at this or other careers events please get in touch!

Podcasts: Chemistry Careers in Academia
Different Pathways & How to Progress

Podcasts: Chemistry Careers Outside of Academia
Careers Ideas & Tips on Transitioning