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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: average feedback for courses in 2018-19 was 8.6 out of 10. Use the search box to filter by course type or subject.

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

All DPhil students Research staff

Monday, 03 September 2018 to Sunday, 30 August 2020

One hour sessions by appointment

DPhil Supervision in the sciences - online course

All Research staff

Friday, 11 October 2019 to Wednesday, 30 September 2020

DPhil supervision in the Sciences - online course

Online courses and podcasts

All Research staff

Friday, 11 October 2019 to Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 7am - 11.59pm

Online courses and podcasts

Research Integrity online courses

All Research staff

Friday, 11 October 2019 to Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 7pm - 11.59pm

Research Integrity online courses

MPLS Developing Learning and Teaching programme

All DPhil students Research staff

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 to Wednesday, 26 February 2020, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Developing Learning and Teaching (DLT) is the second level of training in teaching skills at Oxford.

Statistics: an introduction for MPLS Researchers

All DPhil students Research staff

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 to Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 3pm - 5pm

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

Oxford Women's Development Programme

All Research staff

Tuesday, 04 February 2020 to Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 9.30am - 4.30pm

This programme will support women researchers in developing an awareness of where they are and where they want to get to.

Teaching: Reviewing first steps and developing the next

All DPhil students Research staff

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 12pm to 2.30pm

An opportunity for you to review your first teaching experiences at Oxford, and develop your next steps.

Thesis and report writing

All DPhil students Research staff

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 1.30pm to 5pm

The thesis and report writing course is relevant for research students at any stage.

Poster design and preparation

All DPhil students Research staff

Friday, 21 February 2020, 9.30am to 1pm

This participative workshop will help you understand how to select one aspect of your research to interest and stimulate a given target audience and conference theme.

Scientific writing: core skills

All DPhil students Research staff

Wednesday, 04 March 2020, 9am to 5pm

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

Completing your DPhil

All DPhil students

Friday, 13 March 2020, 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.

Coaching Skills for Researchers

All Research staff

Monday, 30 March 2020, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Coaching skills can help you build positive and effective working relationships with all those you work with.

Pathways for women

All DPhil students Research staff

Monday, 27 April 2020 to Monday, 01 June 2020, 9am - 5pm

This three day course will help you think in detail about what you want from an academic career, and how to start to take control and design your own pathway

Introductory Presentation Skills

All DPhil students Research staff

Tuesday, 05 May 2020, 1.30pm to 5pm

If you have little or no experience of giving presentations, this course is for you.

Scientific writing: core skills

All DPhil students Research staff

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 9am to 5pm

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

Viva preparation and practice

All DPhil students

Monday, 25 May 2020, 10am to 3pm

This participative workshop provides third and fourth year DPhil students with information about the viva, guidance on planning a pro-active approach to it, and opportunities to practise.

Scientific writing: getting your paper published

All DPhil students Research staff

Tuesday, 02 June 2020, 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.

Completing your DPhil

All DPhil students

Friday, 05 June 2020, 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.