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This session will help you kick-start your DPhil


This session will set you up to make a success of your DPhil. It will familiarise you with University structures, information and resources, and get you thinking about how best to set yourself up now for a successful DPhil.

You’ll find out about the context of your DPhil and the support available to you; about how to take control, assess your skills and develop them further; how to approach your supervisory relationship; and how to plan and manage your DPhil project. 


First year graduate research students




Dr Molly Grace, Department of Zoology

DATE/TIME and booking information

Information about the next scheduled course, and how to apply for a place, are in our course programme. If it isn't currently appearing in the course programme, please keep checking back. 


B1, B2, 

The Researcher Development Framework (RDF) provides a framework for planning and supporting the personal, professional and career development of graduate students and research staff. See the the following for more details:

 The Researcher Development Framework page

The Researcher Training Tool (click on Researcher Development)

Vitae (Vitae is a national organisation dedicated to realising the potential of researchers through supporting their professional and career development.)