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Being for beginners

Roddy Bray

All DPhil students Research staff

Tuesday, 17 May 2022 to Thursday, 02 June 2022, 5pm - 6pm

Do you sometimes hit a ‘low’? Do unwanted thoughts and feelings pop up? Are you feeling worn down or worked up or wondering why you are at Oxford?

Methods for two-way interactive public engagement

All DPhil students Public engagement Research staff

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 9.30am to 12.30pm

This introductory session will introduce you to what, why and how of turning your engagement into a rich, two-way conversation with your public audiences.

Scientific Writing: Getting Your Paper Published

Dr Anna Sharman

All DPhil students Research staff

Wednesday, 01 June 2022 to Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 10am - 11.30am

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

Professor David Gavaghan and Dr Justin Hutchence

All DPhil students

Friday, 03 June 2022, 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.

Putting stories to work

Robert Holtom

All DPhil students Public engagement Research staff

Monday, 06 June 2022, 10am to 1pm

This session builds on the introductory workshop and introduces new elements of great storytelling including metaphor, clarity and message. This highly interactive workshop will be based around an example of writing an explainer or news article for the wider, non-specialist public website.

Project management: the essentials

All Research staff

Tuesday, 07 June 2022, 9.30am to 5pm

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

Time Management

All DPhil students Research staff

Wednesday, 08 June 2022, 9.30am to 12pm

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

Podcast your science

Emily Elias

All DPhil students Public engagement Research staff

Thursday, 09 June 2022, 9.30am to 12.30pm

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.

Networking: A systematic approach

All Research staff

Thursday, 09 June 2022, 9.30am to 3pm

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

Committee participation and impact

All DPhil students Research staff

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Do you find attending committees at the University difficult? Does making decisions in collaboration with senior academics sound a little bit intimidating? Are you unsure how committees work and how to get your voice heard? This session will be for you!

How to write a successful fellowship application

Emma Williams

All Research staff

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 9.30am to 12.30pm

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

Leading Collaboration

All Enterprise

Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 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?

Project management: the essentials

All Research staff

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 9.30am to 5pm

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, 23 June 2022, 9.30am to 12.30pm

This is a hands on session designed to help you work on your skills as a podcast host when it comes to asking questions. The session will cover preparing for interviews, creating a question line, and active listening.

Connecting with industry

All DPhil students Enterprise Research staff

Thursday, 14 July 2022, 9.30am to 4.30pm

A new and interactive on-line programme delivered over two full day sessions in July 2022, giving Post graduate and Post doctoral researchers a working knowledge of critical business issues that impact commercial organisations.

Leadership in action

All Research staff

Tuesday, 06 September 2022 to Thursday, 08 September 2022, 9am - 5pm

A 3-day course for Research Staff, Leadership in Action will give you the opportunity to think about what leadership is, look at leadership theory, and explore your own leadership style. The course takes an experiential approach; this means there will be presentations on leadership theory, but for the most part you will actively participate in sessions and activities.