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Advancing Teaching and Learning Programme

Career Development Communication Skills Research Skills Teaching Skills

Thursday, 08 October 2020 to Monday, 01 August 2022, 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 - two part online course

Communication Skills Research Skills

Monday, 14 December 2020 to Monday, 01 August 2022, 9am - 9am

This interactive online MSD Skills training course complements 'Viva preparation' and is designed for those in the final or second to last year of their DPhil who are preparing to write their thesis. Part 1 has to be completed in Canvas before booking links for the optional live sessions are made available.

Writing a transfer report - two part online course

Communication Skills Research Skills

Monday, 14 December 2020 to Monday, 01 August 2022, 9am - 9am

This interactive online MSD Skills training course complements 'Transfer of status' and is most suitable for first-year DPhil students in their second or third term who are preparing to write their transfer report. First term DPhil students may find many of the exercises are not yet helpful. Part 1 has to be completed in Canvas before booking links for the optional live sessions are made available.

MSD PLTO

Career Development Communication Skills Teaching Skills

Wednesday, 30 June 2021 to Monday, 01 August 2022, 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’.

IDEA Engaging with Entrepreneurship

Career Development

Monday, 11 October 2021 to Thursday, 30 June 2022, 9am - 9am

Sign up for IDEA’s Engaging with Entrepreneurship Programme to gain practical experience, learn transferable skills for the workplace, and access entrepreneurial training and funding opportunities.

Scientific computing in MATLAB

Research Skills

Monday, 09 May 2022 to Monday, 20 June 2022, 9am - 5pm

This online self-guided learning course is for MSD postgraduate researchers who want to gain a good understanding of MATLAB's programming language and applications.

5th Oxford | Berlin Summer School: Open and Responsible Research in the Life Sciences 2022

Research Skills

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 to Tuesday, 31 May 2022, 2pm - 7pm

This summer school is relevant for MSD early career researchers. It will cover a range of topics relating to open research practices in the life sciences, and will be held in Berlin 5-9 September 2022. Applications close 31 May 2022.

Fiji/ImageJ analysis course ONLINE

Research Skills

Monday, 13 June 2022 to Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 9.30am - 12pm

***This course is fully booked*** 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.

How and why to undertake a systematic review ONLINE

Research Skills

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 10am to 12pm

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

Writing a transfer report live session ONLINE

Communication Skills Research Skills

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 2pm to 3.30pm

This is an optional live session for MSD DPhil students, complementing the online self-directed course ‘Writing a transfer report’ in Canvas. This two-part course is designed for DPhil students who are preparing to write their transfer report (usually second or third term of the first year).

Being for beginners ONLINE

Career Development Communication Skills Research Skills Teaching Skills

Tuesday, 14 June 2022 to Thursday, 30 June 2022, 4pm - 5pm

This course is for MSD postgraduate researchers and consists of six one-hour workshops that blend wellbeing ideas and practices with opportunities for self-reflection.

Writing a thesis live session ONLINE

Career Development Research Skills

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 2pm to 3.30pm

This is an optional live session for MSD DPhil students, complementing the online self-directed course ‘Writing a thesis’ in Canvas. This two-part course is designed for those in the final or second-to-last year of their DPhil who are preparing to write their thesis.

Introduction to statistics - CLASSROOM

Research Skills

Thursday, 16 June 2022 to Friday, 01 July 2022, 9.30am - 4.30pm

This MSD Skills training course consists of four half-day sessions, and is suitable for all MSD postgraduate research students and postdoctoral early career researchers using and interpreting statistical data.

Synthesising qualitative research made simple ONLINE

Research Skills

Friday, 17 June 2022 to Friday, 24 June 2022, 9.30am - 11.30am

This course is accessible and relevant to qualitative and quantitative Medical Sciences Division postgraduate researchers who want to learn more about synthesising qualitative research with a view to undertaking or utilising QES in their study or work. 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.

Large group and lecturing ONLINE

Career Development Communication Skills Research Skills Teaching Skills

Tuesday, 21 June 2022 to Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 9.30am - 12.30pm

This live online workshop delivered in four separate three-hour sessions and is suitable for MSD postgraduate research students and early career researchers looking to teach and wanting to learn the principles and practices of effective lecturing and group sessions.

Intro to R for Biologists 2 day ONLINE

Research Skills

Wednesday, 22 June 2022 to Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 1pm - 4.30pm

***This course is fully booked*** 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.

Systems immunology: an intro to multi-omics data integration and machine learning CLASSROOM

Research Skills

Thursday, 23 June 2022 to Friday, 24 June 2022, 9.30am - 3pm

***This course is fully booked*** Planning to use machine learning to better understand your data? In this interactive course, we will learn how to use machine learning for biomedical data integration and knowledge discovery.

Systems immunology: an intro to multi-omics data integration and machine learning CLASSROOM

Research Skills

Monday, 27 June 2022 to Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 9.30am - 3pm

***This course is fully booked*** Planning to use machine learning to better understand your data? In this interactive course, we will learn how to use machine learning for biomedical data integration and knowledge discovery.

Writing a journal article ONLINE

Communication Skills Research Skills

Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 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.

Supervision, assessment and examination at Oxford ONLINE

Research Skills

Friday, 01 July 2022, 10am to 12.30pm

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.