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How to peer review journal papers (in-person)

Dr David Jones

All Research staff Writing skills

Wednesday, 20 March 2024, 2pm to 5pm

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

Viva practice and preparation (in-person)

Dr Molly Grace

All DPhil students Viva

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.

Virtual podcasting help desk (online)

Emily Elias

All Communications DPhil students Podcasting 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.

You and your Supervisor (in-person)

Dr Molly Grace

All Communications 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.

Project management: the essentials (in-person)

Dr Justin Hutchence

All Project management 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.

Hands on science (in-person)

All Communications DPhil students Podcasting 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.

Scientific writing: core skills (in-person)

Dr David Jones

All Communications DPhil students Research staff Writing skills

Wednesday, 28 February 2024, 9am to 5pm

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

GroWISE - Rare Leadership: Leverage Your Strengths

All DPhil students Enterprise Research staff

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 12.30pm to 2pm

Are you ready to leverage your strengths and develop your leadership skills? Get on board for a transformative journey, attainable through a unique interactive microlearning framework with Creo EdTech platform!

Putting stories to work (online)

Robert Holtom

All Communications DPhil students Public engagement Research staff

Tuesday, 27 February 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.

Engaging with controversial and sensitive topics (online)

Hana Ayoob

All DPhil students Public engagement Research staff

Monday, 26 February 2024, 1pm to 3.30pm

Engaging with sensitive or controversial topics in research requires a thoughtful and strategic approach, especially when communicating with diverse audience groups.

Interviewing for podcasts (online)

Emily Elias

All Communications DPhil students Podcasting Public engagement Research staff

Monday, 26 February 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.

Research ideas with enterprise tools: Research Project Planning (in-person)

Dr Emma Williams

All DPhil students Enterprise Innovation and Enterprise Research staff

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 1.30pm to 5pm

Bringing all aspects of your research project together for presentation, dissemination or applying for funding can be really tricky. How do you know you have everything?

Get that job (in-person)

Dr Emma Williams

All CV Career development Research staff

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 9.30am to 1pm

An interactive workshop for researchers on making successful job applications.

Leadership in Action online with King's College London

All Career development Leadership Research staff

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 9am to 12.30pm

Leadership in Action provides the opportunity to practise leadership skills in a safe environment. It is action-based with a minimal amount of theoretical input.

Time Management (online)

Dr Catherine Seed & James Cunning

All DPhil students Research staff

Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 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 (in-person)

Emily Elias

All Communications DPhil students Podcasting Public engagement Research staff

Thursday, 15 February 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.

Shaping Research Culture - Combining openness, collaboration, and innovation to thrive in research (in-person)

Natacha Wilson

All DPhil students Enterprise Research staff

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 10am to 3pm

This workshop is a unique opportunity to invest in yourself, your career, and the broader research community. Gain insights, build connections, and leave empowered to shape the future of research.

Get that grant (in-person)

Dr Zoe Lee & Professor Sonia Antoranz Contera

All Research staff Writing skills

Thursday, 08 February 2024, 2pm to 5pm

External research funding is a crucial part of the research profile of universities and is a major issue for academic staff.

Research Data Management (in-person)

Oliver Bridle

All DPhil students Research staff

Wednesday, 07 February 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.

Coaching Skills for Leaders (in-person)

Anna Sanders

All Leadership Research staff

Wednesday, 07 February 2024, 9.30am to 1pm

Coaching skills can help you build positive and effective working relationships with all those you work with.

Research ideas with enterprise tools: evaluating your ideas (in-person)

Dr Emma Williams

All DPhil students Enterprise Innovation and Enterprise Research staff

Tuesday, 06 February 2024, 9.30am to 1pm

What makes an idea worth exploring with a research grant or as a business? How do we evaluate our own ideas?

Completing Your DPhil (in-person)

Dr Justin Hutchence

All DPhil students Viva

Friday, 02 February 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.

RisingWISE: developing enterprising women in STEM

All Enterprise Leadership Research staff

Friday, 02 February 2024

RisingWISE is an established Oxbridge programme and network inspired by EnterpriseWISE: designed by women, for women.

Getting Started with Public Engagement with Research (online)

Dr Catherine Seed

All DPhil students Public engagement Research staff

Thursday, 01 February 2024, 10am to 11am

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

Applying Bayesian Statistics using Stan (in-person)

Ben Lambert

All DPhil students Research staff Statistics

Wednesday, 31 January 2024, 9.30am to 5pm

This course aims to provide solid foundations to implementing linear regression, three types of Generalised Linear Models, and hierarchical models.

Advanced presentation skills (in-person)

Dr. David Jones

All Communications DPhil students Presentation skills Research staff

Wednesday, 31 January 2024, 9.30am to 12.30pm

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

Resilience at Work - Being for beginners (online)

Roddy Bray

All Career development DPhil students Research staff

Tuesday, 30 January 2024, 11am to 12pm

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? Intrigued by how to use the mind better? Are you ready to grow?

Introduction to Bayesian Statistics (in-person)

Ben Lambert

All DPhil students Research staff Statistics

Friday, 26 January 2024, 9.30am to 5pm

This course aims to provide solid foundations to implementing linear regression, three types of Generalised Linear Models, and hierarchical models.

Research ideas with enterprise tools: creative thinking (in-person)

Dr Emma Williams

All DPhil students Enterprise Innovation and Enterprise Research staff

Thursday, 25 January 2024, 9.30am to 1pm

Want to generate new experiments/ideas/outlooks? Where do you get your research ideas from? How can you generate new experiments or outlooks?

Optimise your time at Oxford (in-person)

Dr Justin Hutchence

All Career development Induction Research staff

Wednesday, 24 January 2024, 12pm to 2pm

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

Futureproofing Your Career: become irreplaceable in the age of AI (in-person)

Nikita Khandwala

All DPhil students Enterprise Innovation and Enterprise Research staff

Wednesday, 24 January 2024, 12pm to 2pm

Are you fascinated by how swiftly the world of work and research is changing in the face of AI and automation? Do you want to ensure you build a futureproof skillset in the face of emerging technologies? Then join us for our in-person GroWISE workshop with speaker Nikita Khandwala, and equip yourself with the durable mindset and skills you need to thrive in a rapidly changing future of work.

Your Successful DPhil (in-person)

Dr Molly Grace

All DPhil students Induction

Tuesday, 23 January 2024, 11.30am to 2.30pm

This course will help you kick-start your DPhil.

Connecting with Industry (in-person)

All DPhil students Enterprise Research staff

Tuesday, 16 January 2024 to Wednesday, 17 January 2024, 9.30am - 4.30pm

A dynamic and interactive 2 day in-person event aimed at giving researchers a working knowledge of critical business issues that impact commercial organisations. It’s designed to provide them with a set of tools and skills to help them be immediately more effective working in, and with, industry.

Intermediate Statistics (in-person)

Dr Maria Christodoulou & Oxford University Statistical Consulting (OxUSC)

All DPhil students Research staff Statistics

Tuesday, 16 January 2024, 9am to 12pm

This course aims to provide solid foundations to implementing linear regression, three types of Generalised Linear Models, and hierarchical models.

Virtual podcasting help desk (online)

Emily Elias

All Communications DPhil students Podcasting Public engagement Research staff

Thursday, 07 December 2023

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.

GroWISE: Squiggly Careers - navigating the roads less travelled (online)

Dr Sheen Gurrib

All DPhil students Enterprise Innovation and Enterprise Research staff

Wednesday, 06 December 2023, 12pm to 2pm

A squiggly career is a career that isn't defined by climbing a ladder but is fluid and can take many different paths. With Dr Sheen Gurrib, we explore how to embrace the new and exciting career paths that will characterise the future of work.

Putting stories to work (online)

Robert Holtom

All Communications DPhil students Public engagement Research staff

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 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.

Viva practice and preparation (in-person)

Dr Molly Grace

All DPhil students Viva

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 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.

Scientific Writing: Getting Your Paper Published (in-person)

Dr David Jones

All Communications DPhil students Research staff Writing skills

Monday, 27 November 2023, 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.

Interviewing for podcasts (online)

Emily Elias

All Communications DPhil students Podcasting Public engagement Research staff

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 9.30am to 12pm

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.

Your Successful DPhil (in-person)

Dr Molly Grace

All DPhil students Induction

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 11.30am to 2.30pm

This course will help you kick-start your DPhil.

Time Management (online)

Dr Catherine Seed & James Cunning

All DPhil students Research staff

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 2pm to 4.30pm

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

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