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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 Sunday, 30 August 2020

One hour sessions by appointment

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.

Taking Stock

All Research staff

Friday, 11 October 2019 to Friday, 15 November 2019, 9.30am - 4.30pm

A career review and development programme for research staff

Your Successful DPhil

All Induction PGR

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 11.30am to 2.30pm

This course will help you kick-start your DPhil

Introductory Presentation Skills

All PGR Research staff

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 1.30pm to 5pm

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

MPLS Developing Learning and Teaching programme

All PGR Research staff

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 to Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 9.30am - 12.30pm

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

Preparing to Negotiate

All PGR

Monday, 28 October 2019, 2pm to 5pm

This session will help you prepare to negotiate.

Thesis and report writing

All PGR Research staff

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 1.30pm to 5pm

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

Your Successful DPhil

All Induction PGR

Monday, 04 November 2019, 11.30am to 2.30pm

This course will help you kick-start your DPhil

Scientific writing: getting your paper published

All PGR Research staff

Tuesday, 12 November 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.

Teaching: Reviewing first steps and developing the next

All PGR Research staff

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 12pm to 2.30pm

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

Your Successful DPhil

All Induction PGR

Monday, 18 November 2019, 11.30am to 2.30pm

This course will help you kick-start your DPhil

Negotiating Skills

All PGR Research staff

Monday, 18 November 2019, 2pm to 5pm

Viva preparation and practice

All PGR

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 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.

Your Successful DPhil

All Induction PGR

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 11.30am to 2.30pm

This course will help you kick-start your DPhil

Scientific writing: core skills

All PGR 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.

Pathways

All PGR 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 PGR 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 PGR 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, 17 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.

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