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Your Successful DPhil

All DPhil students Induction

Monday, 02 November 2020, 11.30am to 2.30pm

This course will help you kick-start your DPhil

Negotiating Skills

All DPhil students Research staff

Monday, 02 November 2020 to Monday, 16 November 2020, 1pm - 4pm

Telling stories that matter: Communicating your research through story

Robert Holtom

All DPhil students Public engagement Research staff

Friday, 06 November 2020, 10am to 1pm

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

Pitching for funding

All DPhil students Enterprise Research staff

Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 9.30am to 1pm

Those with money need to know about you and why they should place their investment in you and your venture. This may be a pitch for research funds, a pitch in an enterprise competition or a presentation asking for an R&D budget.

Scientific Writing: Getting Your Paper Published

Anna Sharman

All DPhil students Research staff

Wednesday, 11 November 2020 to Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 2pm - 3pm

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.

Beyond communication: Effective two-way engagement

All DPhil students Public engagement Research staff

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 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.

Your Successful DPhil

All DPhil students Induction

Monday, 16 November 2020, 11.30am to 2.30pm

This course will help you kick-start your DPhil

Viva preparation and practice

All DPhil students

Tuesday, 17 November 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.

Podcast your science

Emily Elias

All DPhil students Public engagement Research staff

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 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.

Your Successful DPhil

All DPhil students Induction

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 11.30am to 2.30pm

This course will help you kick-start your DPhil

Time Management

All DPhil students Research staff

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 9.30am to 12pm

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

Introduction to public engagement

All DPhil students Public engagement Research staff

Tuesday, 01 December 2020, 10am to 1pm

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

Scientific writing: core skills

All DPhil students Research staff

Tuesday, 08 December 2020 to Wednesday, 09 December 2020, 9.30am - 1pm

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

Podcast Your Science: One-to-One Coaching Session

Emily Elias

All DPhil students Public engagement Research staff

Tuesday, 08 December 2020, 1pm to 5pm

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