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Hands on science (in-person)

All DPhil students Public engagement Research staff

Monday, 04 March 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Dive into the world of experiential learning with our immersive course, 'Hands-On Science.' This programme is designed to equip you with the practical skills and insights needed to effectively communicate your research through engaging desktop activities.

Project management: the essentials (in-person)

Dr Justin Hutchence

All Research staff

Tuesday, 05 March 2024, 9.30am to 4pm

The focus of this course is to provide a practical ‘project management toolbox’ that you can use in your daily work.

You and your Supervisor (in-person)

Dr Molly Grace

All DPhil students

Tuesday, 05 March 2024, 10am to 1pm

This course provides information and introduces strategies to enable DPhil students to develop an effective working relationship with their supervisor.

Virtual podcasting help desk (online)

Emily Elias

All DPhil students Public engagement Research staff

Thursday, 14 March 2024

Book a half hour online session of individual coaching and feedback on your podcasting work, from technical tips to journalistic insight in to editing and identifying stories from podcast producer, Emily Elias.

Viva practice and preparation (in-person)

Dr Molly Grace

All DPhil students

Thursday, 14 March 2024, 10am to 1pm

This participative workshop provides doctoral students in the third year and above with information about the viva, guidance on planning a proactive approach to it, and opportunities to practise.

How to peer review journal papers (in-person)

Dr David Jones

All Research staff

Wednesday, 20 March 2024, 2pm to 5pm

The ability to review manuscripts should be a core skill of every research scientist.

Beginners Statistics with R (in-person)

Dr Maria Christodoulou & Oxford University Statistical Consulting (OxUSC)

All DPhil students Research staff

Tuesday, 23 April 2024 to Tuesday, 11 June 2024, 9.30am - 12.30pm

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

Optimise your time at Oxford

Dr Justin Hutchence

All Induction Research staff

Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 12pm to 2pm

Congratulations, you have got a research post at Oxford. But, what next? How do you manage your time at Oxford?

Scientific writing: core skills (in-person)

John Dixon

All DPhil students Research staff

Tuesday, 07 May 2024, 9am to 5pm

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

Introductory Presentation Skills

Dr Molly Grace

All DPhil students Research staff

Wednesday, 08 May 2024, 9.30am to 1pm

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

Get that fellowship (in-person)

Dr Justin Hutchence

All Research staff

Thursday, 09 May 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm

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

Getting Started with Public Engagement with Research

Dr Catherine Seed

All DPhil students Public engagement Research staff

Thursday, 09 May 2024, 1pm to 2pm

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

Scientific Writing: Getting Your Paper Published

Dr Anna Sharman

All DPhil students Research staff

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 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.

Innovation Leadership Programme (ILP) - core programme (in-person & online)

All Research staff

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 10am to 1pm

This core programme is delivered by a team from Henley Business School. In addition, separate bookable associated masterclasses take place through Michaelmas, Hilary and Trinity Terms.

Time Management

Dr Catherine Seed & James Cunning

All DPhil students Research staff

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 9.30am to 12pm

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

Research Data Management

Oliver Bridle

All DPhil students Research staff

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 12.30pm to 2pm

Research data is often at the heart of scientific projects, it’s what you spend hours in the lab generating or in the field collecting. It forms the basis of your analysis and underpins your arguments in papers and theses.

Telling stories that matter: Communicating your research through story

Robert Holtom

All DPhil students Public engagement Research staff

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 10am to 4pm

Discover more about how to craft and apply storytelling skills to communicate your research

Thesis and report writing

Dr David Jones

All DPhil students Research staff

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 9.30am to 1.30pm

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

Leading Collaboration - bringing people together to achieve the extraordinary

Kate Tapper

All Enterprise

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 10am to 3pm

You have brilliant ideas for research collaboration that could have extraordinary outcomes. But how will you engage the people you are relying on?

Advanced presentation skills

Dr. David Jones

All DPhil students Research staff

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm

This session is for people who have experience of presentations and want to hone their skills.

Hands on science (in-person)

All DPhil students Public engagement Research staff

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 1pm to 4pm

Dive into the world of experiential learning with our immersive course, 'Hands-On Science.' This program is designed to equip you with the practical skills and insights needed to effectively communicate your research through engaging desktop activities.

Get that fellowship

Dr Emma Williams

All Research staff

Tuesday, 28 May 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm

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

Putting stories to work

Robert Holtom

All DPhil students Public engagement Research staff

Thursday, 30 May 2024, 10am to 1pm

This builds on the introductory workshop (Telling Stories that Matter) and introduces new elements of great storytelling including clarity, summary and message.

Completing Your DPhil

Dr Justin Hutchence & Professor Dimitra Rigopoulou

All DPhil students

Tuesday, 04 June 2024, 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

Dr David Jones

All Research staff

Wednesday, 05 June 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm

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

Podcast your science

Emily Elias

All DPhil students Public engagement Research staff

Thursday, 06 June 2024, 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.

Project management: the essentials

Dr Justin Hutchence

All Research staff

Wednesday, 12 June 2024, 9.30am to 4pm

The focus of this course is to provide a practical ‘project management toolbox’ that you can use in your daily work.

Interviewing for podcasts

Emily Elias

All DPhil students Public engagement Research staff

Thursday, 13 June 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm

You are behind the mic, ready to record your first podcast ... but wait! What do you ask? This hands-on training session helps you navigate the world of podcast interviews.

Leadership in Action (in-person)

All Research staff

Wednesday, 19 June 2024 to Friday, 21 June 2024, 9am - 5pm

An in-person leadership programme for research staff. Leadership in Action is a 3-day participative leadership course that provides the opportunity to explore and develop your own leadership style. You will also be able to meet, work, and network with others. The course culminates in a celebratory dinner on the final evening and will be followed by a reunion on Thursday 26th September 2024.

Virtual podcasting help desk

Emily Elias

All DPhil students Public engagement Research staff

Thursday, 27 June 2024

Book a half hour online session of individual coaching and feedback on your podcasting work, from technical tips to journalistic insight in to editing and identifying stories from podcast producer, Emily Elias.