Our Sponsors are awaiting you at their workshops, designed and prepared especially for your interests!
Have a look below and decide which one you would like to attend.
Bain & Company Workshop takes place on Saturday, 16th February , 2:15PM. Additional application is needed - follow the link in our form.
All other Workshops take place on Friday, 15th February, after 12:00PM.
Workshops will be located in various Oxford Colleges and you will receive detailed information if accepted.
Bain Warsaw Workshop
Put yourself in the shoes of a Bain team that was contracted to help identify the problem and suggest potential recommendations. Learn what kind of problems consultants crack every day. Let us tell you what we are passionate about, what we are working on, what makes us a great team, and what’s more important how your future fits in with ours.
Saturday, 2.30 pm-5.30 pm
Exam Schools, Room 14
Case Study: Insight into Amazon Operations
A teamwork based case study where you get to learn about a real life challenge we have faced in one of our Fulfilment Centres – focussing on negotiation, metrics and problem solving. This exercise will give you insight into what it would be like to work in Amazon operations, where you will be required to think on your feet, adapt quickly to change and balance business needs versus available resource.
Saturday, 11.30 am - 2.oo pm
Exam Schools, Room 14
It’s a deal! Art and Science Behind Investment Decision Making
“It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price” - Warren Buffett
Working in groups, you will help a Private Equity Fund decide whether to proceed with a contemplated transaction. Based on provided analyst reports, you will learn to:
Assess the investment in terms of market risks, target’s attractiveness and fit with PE fund’s strategy
Identify possible value creation initiatives within the investment horizon
Calculate estimated returns and perform a simple Leveraged Buyout (LBO) model
University College, 90 High Street
Friday, 1 pm - 4 pm
CASE STUDY: Online = offline? How to overcome barriers in e-commerce
Have you ever found snappy shoes or clothes online but you were worried that the size would be wrong? Or have you ever ordered brand new headphones to put an end to your flatmates’ frustration but your parcel was delayed. And, to make it even worse, the delivery man was trying to get hold of you during your classes? What if there is a magic solution to your problems? Allegro as a leader on Polish market knows that superior customers’ experience is a key to successful e-commerce, which is exemplified by Allegro Smart! You are cordially invited to workshops that will force you to reflect on the problems of online shopping and find solutions to those problems. Maybe it’s your solution that will make Poles run errands while sitting on their sofa. Come and try it yourself!
Merton College, Mure Room
Friday, 1 pm - 4 pm
Professional Lobbying as a Career
Marek Matraszek, Chairman
During the workshop, you will be able to learn about the work as a professional lobbyist in the challenging environment of the modern economy. You will also get a chance to plan a lobbying campaign and present it to other attendees. You will get unique insights into professional lobbying that will allow you to explore new career paths for you in Poland.
Magdalen College, Oscar Wilde Room
Friday, 3 pm - 4.30 pm
PFR Support for Innovators
Eliza Kruczkowska, Innovation Development Director
The PFR Workshop will allow its participants to learn about initiatives run by PFR supporting visionary innovators at each and every stage of their projects. During the workshop, attendees will be walked through the stages of project development: from “I have an idea!” through “I want my company to grow” to “international expansion is what I need”. They will learn about benefits of joining the PFR Programme, its rules and how they can apply for PFR support. The Workshop will equip its attendees with knowledge and skills crucial for funding search & finding know-how support: whether it means participation in training courses, incubation and acceleration, or venture capital funding.
Exam Schools, Room 11
Saturday, 11.45 am - 12.45 pm
NASK - Today & Tomorrow
Modern research institute in the time of digitalization- cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, Blockchain. Possibilities of cooperation for students and graduates. Interactive meeting which will be conducted in a form of discussion in Polish language.
NASK key activities are related to ensuring the security of Internet. CERT Polska, operating within the structure of NASK, is tasked with responding to cyber security threats in the network. NASK carries out the scientific and research & development activities, mainly in the field of security, reliability and efficiency of the ICT networks. Biometric identity verification methods in the security of services hold important place in our institute. NASK is also the Polish national registry of Internet names in the .pl domain.
Whom will you meet?
Mr. Krzysztof Silicki - Acting Director of National Research Institute NASK.
Former Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Digital Affairs responsible for the cybersecurity
Mr. Krzysztof Szubert - Strategic Advisor of National Research Institute NASK. Former Secretary of State (Poland). Visiting Fellow, University of Oxford. Senior Member, St Antony’s College.
Christ Church, Lecture Room 2
Friday, 3 pm - 4.30 pm
Polish Center for Technology Development
This workshop is divided into two parts. At first, participant will take part in one of the two science-oriented workshops to later join the HR team for the HR workshop.
‘The competences of the innovativeness - five crucial elements of an innovative undertaking’
Beata Bocian, HR Business Partner
Have you ever wondered why most of job advertisements include the magical phrase ‘we are looking for a creative, cooperative person’? We live in a time supporting and requiring innovativeness, creativity and cooperativeness. Employers are looking for candidates who mastered the ability to create and enact innovative solutions. Why can some of us do it better than others? What does innovativeness consist of? Can one learn it? We will answer those questions along with many others during interactive workshops dedicated to the most important elements of an innovative endeavour.
Everything’s a matter of time and scale –– a few words on how microorganisms reign our lives’
Adam Junka, PhD, the supervisor of the Microbiology Lab
Around the middle of the nineteenth century humans started believing that they are the most important species on the face of the Earth. Throughout evolution, they would face wolfs, lions and bears. The development of firearms made those struggles much easier and therefore more efficient, leading to a significant curbing of populations of those grand predators.
Merely half a century has passed since humans started to realise that the only real opponent to the crown of the animated world is so small we cannot spot it with a blind eye and characterised by a pace of reproduction so fast that it cannot be eradicated. Microorganisms –– it is them who have proven to be the real kings of biosphere. The development of empirical methods of analysis moved the point of balance still further; of late I am starting to realise that the ongoing fight is not one of equals and that there is nothing we can do to stop the microorganisms in their triumphant march towards the domination.
Both you and your bacterias are invited to come to the workshop and learn more.
The use of modern research techniques in the physicochemical characteristics of materials
dr hab. Eng. Alicja Bachmatiuk, Leader of the Special Materials Area
The workshop will present the possibilities of modern measurement techniques available at PORT for testing the properties of materials. The workshop will emphasise the importance of comprehensive study of materials, especially micro and nano size for their applications in everyday life. Participants will be able to familiarize themselves with the methods of work of the scientists and the types of materials studied. In addition, they will be showed the research explaining the cooperation with industry and the subject of current scientific projects related to material engineering.
Jesus College, Memorial Room (1), Jesus College, Habakkuk Room (2)
Friday, 12 noon - 4.45 pm (both)