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Advancing Teaching and Learning Programme

Career Development Communication Skills Research Skills Teaching Skills

Thursday, 08 October 2020 to Thursday, 01 August 2024, 3pm - 6pm

Ready to develop your teaching skills at Oxford? The Advancing Teaching and Learning Programme leading to the award of Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, is now open to staff who meet the application criteria.

Writing a thesis

Communication Skills Research Skills

Monday, 14 December 2020 to Thursday, 01 August 2024, 9am - 9am

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Writing a transfer report

Communication Skills Research Skills

Monday, 14 December 2020 to Thursday, 01 August 2024, 9am - 9am

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MSD PLTO

Career Development Communication Skills Teaching Skills

Wednesday, 30 June 2021 to Thursday, 01 August 2024, 12am - 12pm

MSD’s Preparing for Learning and Teaching at Oxford (PLTO) has changed! You have the choice of attending specific teaching streams – ‘Taught Masters’ or ‘Tutorials’.

Fundamentals of Statistical Software and Analysis (FoSSA)

Research Skills

Tuesday, 01 August 2023 to Monday, 02 September 2024, 9am - 5pm

This MSD Skills training course consists of online pre-recorded videos and self-directed practical exercises arranged into 7 modules covering a wide range of statistical methods. All course content can be approached using the statistical programmes of R, Stata, or SPSS. Once registered with the course, all students are able to access content for whichever modules and statistical software programmes suit their needs. Each module contains approximately 2-hours of pre-recorded lecture material (split into short videos), one hour of practical content, readings in an online textbook and multiple choice quizzes.

Supervision, assessment and examination at Oxford, online

Research Skills

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 10am to 1pm

This MSD Skills training workshop provides clear guidance for MSD early career researchers and new principal investigators on postgraduate research student supervision, key DPhil milestones assessment, and being an internal examiner at Oxford. Workshop is UNSUITABLE for students.

Qualitative evidence synthesis made simple, online

Research Skills

Thursday, 30 May 2024 to Friday, 31 May 2024, 9.30am - 11.30am

This course is accessible and relevant to Medical Sciences Division postgraduate researchers who want to learn more about searching for and synthesising qualitative research. The course leader (Dr Francine Toye) had published and presented internationally in this area. Her aim is to demystify qualitative research, and to make it accessible and valuable for improved healthcare.

Confirmation of status, online

Research Skills

Tuesday, 04 June 2024, 10am to 11.30am

This 1.5 hour workshops is aimed at MSD DPhil research students and will provide clear guidance and advice as how to successfully prepare and complete the process of Confirmation of Status.

Collecting qualitative data: Interviews and Focus Groups, online

Communication Skills Research Skills

Wednesday, 05 June 2024 to Thursday, 06 June 2024, 9.30am - 12.30pm

This course is aimed at anyone planning to collect qualitative data using interviews or focus groups. Delivered over 2 half-days, this course will equally suit people new to qualitative research, and those who wish to develop additional skills in data collection.

Writing a journal article, online

Communication Skills Research Skills

Wednesday, 05 June 2024, 1pm to 4pm

MSD postgraduate research students and early-career researchers join UK EQUATOR Centre writing experts to learn a smooth, effective process for writing and publishing a journal article. The course uses a flipped-classroom approach with self-directed online work before a live session.

Image Analysis course with Fiji/ImageJ, online

Research Skills

Monday, 10 June 2024, 9.30am to 12pm

This four half day online interactive sessions are suitable for all MSD postgraduate research students and postdoctoral early career researchers involved with bright field and fluorescence microscopy.

Intro to R for biologists, online

Research Skills

Tuesday, 11 June 2024 to Tuesday, 18 June 2024, 9.30am - 1pm

This interactive online MSD Skills training course is aimed at MSD postgraduate research students and staff with minimal or no programming experience who want to perform basic data analysis in R and get familiar with programming environment.

Experimental design and statistics in preclinical research: the good, the bad and the ugly, in person

Research Skills

Wednesday, 12 June 2024 to Thursday, 13 June 2024, 2pm - 4.30pm

This interactive course is for MSD postgraduate research students and early career researchers wanting to understand the issues underpinning good experimental design, the bedrock of reproducible science.

Writing a conference or journal article abstract, online

Communication Skills Research Skills

Wednesday, 12 June 2024, 2pm to 4pm

This course is suitable for all MSD postgraduate research students and early career researchers who have produced enough work to be able to draft their first conference abstract. This course contains pre-work you will need to complete on Canvas before the live session.

How to make a success of your post-graduate research, online

Research Skills

Thursday, 13 June 2024, 10am to 12pm

The ‘How to make a success of your post-graduate research studies’ (known previously as ‘How to work with your supervisor’) is an interactive online session suitable for MSD first year DPhil/MSc by research students.

Data analysis & visualisation in R for biologists, online

Research Skills

Wednesday, 19 June 2024 to Wednesday, 26 June 2024, 9.30am - 1pm

This interactive online MSD Skills training course is aimed at MSD postgraduate research students and staff with some programming experience in R who want to expand their skills in order to create reproducible analysis workflows and publication quality figures from biological data. In order to register to this course you are required to complete a short pre-course quiz on Canvas using your SSO login (the link is provide in the text below).