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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

Scientific Entrepreneurship

Dr Alan Roth

All DPhil students Enterprise Research staff

Thursday, 17 October 2019 to Thursday, 12 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.

Your Successful DPhil

All DPhil students Induction

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 11.30am to 2.30pm

This course will help you kick-start your DPhil

Podcast your science

Emily Elias

All DPhil students Public engagement Research staff

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 9.30am to 4.30pm

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.

Time Management

All DPhil students Research staff

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 9.30am to 9.31am

Being able to manage time effectively will help you to be more successful in all aspects of your life.

Scientific writing: core skills

All DPhil students Research staff

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 9am to 5pm

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

What did I miss? Visualising your whole research project

All DPhil students Enterprise Research staff

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 9.30am to 1.30pm

Got a great idea? Bring it to reality by learning the art of careful detailed planning and visualisng your project on a single page!

Your Successful DPhil

All DPhil students Induction

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 11.30am to 2.30pm

This course will help you kick-start your DPhil

Pathways

All DPhil students Research staff

Monday, 20 January 2020 to Monday, 24 February 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

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.

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