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***This course is fully booked*** This 2.5 hours interactive online MSD Skills training course is suitable for first year DPhil/MSc research students preparing for their first milestone; transfer of status.


This online session consists of discussions around process of transfer, administrative requirements and strategy in designing the transfer report and choosing their assessors. The course is delivered by experienced assessor who can 'red flag' problems that have occurred in the past, and also highlight what makes for an excellent candidate and successful transfer viva. Ours stats indicate that 99.9% of those who attended this workshop transferred their status successfully.


  • Learn about the process, details of its administration and what the assessors expect from the students
  • Provide guidelines on the structure of the report and timeline for its delivery
  • Gain insights from an experienced transfer assessor at Oxford University


Maximum 25


This course has pre-course materials needed for reference in the session and post-course materials, which will be available after the live session. This can be accessed in My Resources in the booking system.

For the interactive session, you will be sent the link in the automated communication along with joining instructions. To join the session, you can click on the link 15 minutes before the session. Once the tutor has started the session they will tell you what to do. 


A good internet connection, uninterrupted time, camera and microphone enabled on PC.


It is now a requirement that you complete the three short questions in the survey you receive after attending the course. Once you have submitted the survey, you will be sent an email with a link to your attendance certificate. This is to ensure we receive the feedback we need to evaluate and improve our courses. Survey results are downloaded and stored anonymously.


Where no cost is given in the shopping trolley, no deposit is required. However, more than two consecutive non-attendances or late cancellations without good reason will be logged and may mean you cannot attend any further MSD training that term. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for further information.

Feedback from previous online session:

It was fantastic - it covered all the relevant information succinctly, and cleared up a lot of queries that I had (in particular about the choice of assessors, and structure of the transfer report). The process required with the GSO2 form was clear and very easy to understand.
The speaker was reassuring, but didn't underplay the amount of work that is required. She was able to pass on a lot of tips from her extensive experience, which was fantastic.
 "It was a brilliant session - thank you very much. Despite it not being face to face, they managed to make it feel very interactive. I would definitely recommend it to others