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The welcome event is a part of the induction for Oxford-MRC DTP students. It provides useful information about the DTP and an opportunity to network with peers, steering group members and with previous partnership cohorts.

2017 MRC Welcome Event 1


2021 Oxford-MRC DTP  Welcome Event

Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th September 2021

Online via Microsoft Teams


Event schedule



Monday 27th Sep 2021



Welcome to the DTP from the Director

Ester Hammond - Director of the Oxford-MRC DTP

Introductions and welcome to the start of your DPhil journey


Getting the most out of your studentship

Chris Higham (Graduate School Officer) and Aga Bush (Graduate School Support Officer)

A practical guide - What do the acronyms mean and how to access opportunities

 11:20 Training, what is a TNA - Afsie Sabokbar
 11:30 Comfort break
 11:35 Student led Q&A session/coffee
  Lunch (until 1pm)


Reproducibility - Dr Malika Ihle


Student spotlight - Delaney Dominey-Foy

2nd year DPhil student based in Nuffield Dept of Clinical Medicine (NDM)


Student spotlight - Caitlin O'Brien - Ball

4th year DPhil student based in Radcliffe Dept of Medicine (RDM)


Comfort break


Securing an Internship as a DPhil student

Fiona Whitehouse - Head of Internship Office, Careers Service, Oxford

 14:45 Questions - Q&A with Ester, Rob Gilbert (Graduate School Director) and Afsie on anything arising from the day


 Tuesday 28th Sep 2021



Welcome to day 2 - Ester Hammond


How to manage your time - Tracy Bye


Innovation - Paul Brankin 


Comfort break


Student-led discussion time (new and current students only)

Hosts -  Katie Mellor and Ben Amies-Cull

“What do you want to get out of your DTP funded studentship?”




Resources available in Oxford to support well-being

Tim Knowlson - University of Oxford Peer Support Programme Manager


Student spotlight - Naroa Ibarra-Aizpurua

2nd year DPhil student based in Dept of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG)


Comfort break


Sleep and how to look after it

Dr Dimitri Gavriloff - Clinical Course Tutor in Sleep Medicine


 Close - Ester Hammond



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