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    24 January 2017

  • accessibility

    24 January 2017

  • Take-away poetry from a science poet

    4 April 2018

    Dr Sarah Watkinson (Department of Plant Sciences) took her passion for poetry to the Curiosity Carnival as a fun and creative way of engaging the public with science. Here she tells us how it went.

  • Leo the Lion: An Interactive Theatre Experience

    30 January 2018

    Dr Cedric Tan lead a group of researchers from WildCRU (Dept of Zoology) to develop and perform an interactive play at the Curiosity Carnival (29 Sept 2017) based on Cecil the Lion. Here he describes his experience.

  • Public Engagement with Research Seed Funded projects 2017-18

    30 January 2018

    Project descriptions from MPLS researchers that were funded via the University's Public Engagement with Research Seed Funds 2017-18.

  • Making fellowship and grant applications

    29 March 2016

    Support is provided centrally by Research Services, and locally in your department.

  • Fellowships

    29 March 2016

    A number of organisations provide support to researchers, particularly those early in their career, to enable them to advance their careers as independent researchers. They are usually targeted at specific research areas or specific groups. Colleges also offer Junior Research Fellowships.

  • Introduction to enterprise and entrepreneurship

    20 December 2016

    A brief selection of on-line talks and courses relevant to enterprise and entrepreneurship

  • ‘Becoming a book’ at the Living Library

    4 June 2018

    Dr Jason RC Nurse (Computer Science) talks about his experience of becoming a book at book at 2017's Curiosity Carnival, and why public engagement is an important part of the job of being a researcher.

  • Intranet

    29 April 2015

  • Information and resources for supervisors

    21 December 2015

    This section is designed to bring together all the information and advice available to you as a supervisor of DPhil students, and to serve as an ongoing reference. If you have any questions about procedures and regulations please contact the MPLS Divisional Graduate Office.

  • EPSRC IAA case studies

    18 May 2018

    Case studies of some of the projects that have received funding from Oxford's EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) since 2012.

  • Profiles

    3 August 2018

  • Intranet

    28 April 2015

  • News images

    9 July 2018

  • Our team

    22 April 2015

  • Enterprise

    14 August 2018

  • Training

    9 April 2015

  • Training and development courses

    10 October 2018

    Be the best researcher you can be and acquire skills that will help you to achieve the career you want. Our courses get consistently excellent reviews from participants: a mean average of 8.4 out of 10 for the last two years.

  • Career Development and Training

    20 July 2016

    Postdoctoral Research Training Enterprise

  • Senior team

    10 August 2015

    Including the Division's Head, Deputy Head, Associate Heads and Directors.

  • Finance

    13 May 2015

    Management of financial planning activity across departments, notably the preparation of the annual divisional budget. Day-to-day guidance to departments.

  • Communications

    13 May 2015

    Responsible for the MPLS website and Twitter, the Division's e-newsletter, the Division's involvement with The Conversation, information fliers about research projects, liaison with communications staff in the departments and the University's Public Affairs Directorate.

  • Equality and Diversity

    13 May 2015

    Develops divisional strategy in all areas of equality and diversity in relation to staff and students, coordinates and manages activities and initiatives in support of divisional and broader University strategy in this area, and advises and guides departments on good workplace practices with respect to equality and diversity policy and practices.

  • Academic Office

    13 May 2015

    Responsible for learning and teaching policy; cross-departmental outreach; divisional-level graduate administration; public engagement; entrepreneurship education; and personal and professional training for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers. Includes the Graduate Office, Training team and Enterprise team.

  • Academic Appointments

    1 May 2015

    Management of administrative procedures and processes relating to all academic appointments in the Division.

  • Personnel

    13 May 2015

    The MPLS Personnel Team is responsible for supporting the Division and its departments with regard to personnel policy, including recruitment and selection.

  • Training

    13 May 2015

    Responsible for the Division’s training programme for DPhil students and research staff, and supporting departments in developing researcher training.

  • Graduate Office

    13 May 2015

    Responsible for the management of all aspects of on-course graduate student administration, support for the Graduate Supervision System, the maintenance of graduate student records on the University’s Student System, supporting the administration of new Centres for Doctoral Training and Doctoral Training Partnerships, and administering postgraduate student funding for RCUK doctoral training grants/partnerships, including any associated funding streams, and various University postgraduate scholarships requiring a divisional competition (e.g. the Clarendon Scholarships).

  • Planning and Research

    13 May 2015

    Oversight of Divisional Research Strategy, coordination of cross-cutting research themes and Divisional research initiatives, and relationships with funding bodies.