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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Preparation for a successful final DPhil viva, online

Research Skills

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 10am to 12.30pm

This online MSD Skills training course is most suitable for those in their third or fourth year of their DPhil preparing for their viva, NOT for transfer viva or MSc taught student.

How and why to undertake a systematic review, in person

Research Skills

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 2pm to 4.30pm

This course is for MSD researchers and covers the principles of performing a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Transfer of status, online

Research Skills

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 10am to 12.30pm

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.

Qualitative research made simple, online

Research Skills

Thursday, 09 May 2024 to Friday, 10 May 2024, 9.30am - 11.30am

Online interactive two day course suitable for Medical Sciences Division researchers who want to learn more about qualitative research with a view to conducting a qualitative research study. This course contains pre-work you will need to complete before each live session.

Preparation for a successful final DPhil viva, online

Research Skills

Wednesday, 08 May 2024, 10am to 12.30pm

This interactive online MSD Skills training course is most suitable for those in their third or fourth year of their DPhil preparing for their viva, NOT for transfer viva or MSc taught student.

Transfer of status, online

Research Skills

Friday, 03 May 2024, 10am to 12.30pm

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.

PLTO Tutorials, in person

Communication Skills Research Skills Teaching Skills

Thursday, 02 May 2024, 1pm to 5pm

This MSD Skills Training course is suitable for postgraduate research students and postdoctoral early career researchers in the Division who want to teach tutorials in the University and HE more generally.

Confirmation of status, online

Research Skills

Monday, 29 April 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.

PLTO Masters teaching, online

Communication Skills Research Skills Teaching Skills

Friday, 26 April 2024, 1pm to 5pm

This online MSD Skills Training course is for postgraduate research students and postdoctoral early career researchers in the Division who want to teach on taught Masters programmes in the University and HE more generally.

Developing your grant writing skills, in person

Communication Skills Research Skills

Thursday, 25 April 2024 to Wednesday, 01 May 2024, 10am - 4pm

This two-day in-person workshop will help you to understand how to: plan, develop, and structure your research proposal; turn your ideas into a well-written, strong and convincing proposal, and follow the Oxford grant submission process. It will be targeted at MSD researchers, especially early and mid-career researchers, who would like to develop their grant writing skills and who are planning to submit a grant or fellowship application. Please come prepared to discuss your project/fellowship ideas. Ideally, this should be on possible future work but if you are not quite at this stage, it could be on current work.

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