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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
 

 

2020 Oxford-MRC DTP  Welcome Event

Tuesday 29th & Wednesday 30th Sep 2020

Online via Microsoft Teams

 

Event schedule

 

 

Tuesday 29th Sep 2020

 

 10:30

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

 11:00

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

 11:30 Student led Q&A session/coffee

 11:45

Student spotlight - Magda Mareckova

3rd year DPhil student based in Nuffield Dept of Women's and Reproductive Health (NWRH)

 12:00 Lunch (45 minutes)

 12:45

How to form a good working relationship with your supervisor

Afsie Sabokbar - MSD Skills Training Director

 13:20

Student spotlight - Helena Meyer-Berg

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

 13:30

How to manage your time

Tracy Bye - Scientific teaching fellow, Dept of Oncology

 14:00

Student spotlight - Jan Boehning 

3rd year DPhil student based in Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

 14:15

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

 

 

 

 Wednesday 30th Sep 2020

 

 

10:30

Welcome to day 2 - Ester Hammond

Student spotlight - Louisa Zolkiewski

3rd year DPhil student based in Dept of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics (DPAG)

10:45

Why should we all care about reproducibility?

Sam Parsons - Centre for open Science Ambassador, co-organiser of ReproducibiliTea journal club

11:15

Student spotlight - Amy Southern

3rd year DPhil student based in Department of Biochemistry

11:25

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

Hosts - Ben Amies-Cull and Letitia Harris

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

12:00

Lunch (75 min)

13:15

Resources available in Oxford to support well-being

Tim Knowlson - University of Oxford Peer Support Programme Manager

13:50

Student spotlight - Katie Mellor

2nd year DPhil student based in Nuffield Dept of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS)

14:00

Mindfulness - Mary Kempnich

Soon to be finished DPhil student in Dept of Experimental Psychology

14:30

Sleep and how to look after it

Dr Dimitri Gavriloff - Clinical Course Tutor in Sleep Medicine

15:00

 Close - Ester Hammond

 

 

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