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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. Use the search box above to filter by course type or subject.

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One-to-one sessions with a training and development professional

All PGR Research staff

Monday, 03 September 2018 to Friday, 30 August 2019

One hour sessions by appointment

Public engagement: One-to-one surgeries

All PGR Public engagement Research staff

Tuesday, 04 September 2018 to Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Need some advice or a sounding board for a public engagement idea? Want some advice for your Pathways to Impact or Research Enrichment (public engagement) sections of research grants?

Statistics: an introduction for MPLS Researchers

All PGR Research staff

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 to Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 4pm - 5pm

This course will provide an introduction to basic statistical concepts, methods and tools for scientific research.

Graduate Summer School: Leadership and Innovation


Tuesday, 21 May 2019 to Wednesday, 30 October 2019

This three day and a half day course will introduce you to the theory and practice of effective leadership and help you develop a creative and innovative approach to your research, and to leadership in your own context.

Podcast your science

All PGR Public engagement Research staff

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 9am to 5pm

From inception to publication; this practical session delivered by Emily Elias, journalist and producer of the Oxford Sparks podcast series, is a whirlwind tour through the basics of how to share your research in an engaging manner through podcasting.

How to write a fellowship application

All Research staff

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Gaining a research fellowship is a major step on the academic career ladder.

Scientific writing: core skills

All PGR Research staff

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 9am to 5pm

This one-day course provides a sound grounding in the core skills needed to produce accurate and effective scientific writing.

Introduction to public engagement

All PGR Public engagement Research staff

Tuesday, 04 June 2019, 9.30am to 12.30pm

This session provides an introduction to public engagement for anyone interested in getting started or looking for a bit of inspiration.

Completing your DPhil


Wednesday, 05 June 2019, 9.30am to 12.30pm

If you are nearing the end of your DPhil, this workshop will help you develop a plan for completing your DPhil and prepare for the viva.

Networking: A systematic approach

All Research staff

Wednesday, 05 June 2019, 9.30am to 4.30pm

Do you feel shy and uncomfortable at conferences? Do you feel networking is self-seeking and smacks of using people? On the contrary: “The currency of real networking is not greed but generosity.” Keith Ferrazzi

Defeating self-handicapping, the imposter syndrome and your inner critic

All PGR Research staff

Thursday, 06 June 2019, 9.30am to 5pm

Do you have a constant fear that you will be exposed as a fraud? Do you worry a lot about your own credibility or that you will be criticised? Are you your own worst critic and enemy? Do you hold back for fear of criticism?

Scientific writing: getting your paper published

All PGR Research staff

Friday, 14 June 2019, 9am to 5pm

This course will look at the aspects you need to consider when constructing your paper; demystify peer reviewed journals by giving insider insights from science journal editors; and show you what they really want.

Leadership in action

All Research staff

Wednesday, 11 September 2019 to Friday, 13 September 2019

Leadership in Action enables researchers to explore and develop their leadership skills.

Scientific Entrepreneurship

Dr Alan Roth

All Enterprise PGR Research staff

Wednesday, 09 October 2019 to Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 2pm - 4.30pm

Success in a start-up business is significantly enhanced with an understanding of key entrepreneurial characteristics and competencies. This weekly, term-long course provides potential science/engineering entrepreneurs with the knowledge to help succeed in an entrepreneurial opportunity.