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Advancing Teaching and Learning Programme

Career Development Communication Skills Research Skills Teaching Skills

Thursday, 08 October 2020 to Tuesday, 01 August 2023, 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 Tuesday, 01 August 2023, 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 Tuesday, 01 August 2023, 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 Tuesday, 01 August 2023, 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’.

Primary qualitative research made simple ONLINE

Research Skills

Friday, 07 October 2022 to Friday, 14 October 2022, 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.

PLTO Tutorials ONLINE

Career Development Communication Skills Teaching Skills

Friday, 07 October 2022, 1pm to 5pm

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

Analysing biological data by model fitting in GraphPad Prism ONLINE

Research Skills

Monday, 10 October 2022, 9.30am to 12pm

The course is suitable for all MSD postgraduate research students and early career researchers wanting to analyse and compare their biological data using model fitting. No prior statistical knowledge is required.

Intro to R for Biologists 2 day ONLINE

Research Skills

Tuesday, 11 October 2022 to Tuesday, 18 October 2022, 9.30am - 1pm

***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.

Writing a transfer report live session ONLINE

Career Development Research Skills

Thursday, 13 October 2022, 10am to 11.30am

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).

PLTO Tutorials ONLINE

Career Development Communication Skills Teaching Skills

Friday, 14 October 2022, 1pm to 5pm

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

Transfer of status ONLINE

Research Skills

Monday, 17 October 2022, 10am to 12.30pm

***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.

Preparation for a successful final DPhil viva ONLINE

Research Skills

Wednesday, 19 October 2022, 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.

Confirmation of status ONLINE

Research Skills

Thursday, 20 October 2022, 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.

Research ethics and research integrity - an introduction - ONLINE

Research Skills

Friday, 21 October 2022, 10am to 1pm

This half - day interactive online MSD Skills training course is relevant to all MSD postgraduate research students and postdoctoral early career researchers looking to understand the ethical concerns faced by researchers.

Fiji/ImageJ analysis course ONLINE

Research Skills

Monday, 24 October 2022 to Friday, 28 October 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.

Writing a thesis live session ONLINE

Career Development Research Skills

Monday, 24 October 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.

When science goes bad: scientific misconduct and how to avoid it ONLINE

Research Skills

Friday, 28 October 2022, 1pm to 3.30pm

This 2.5 hour interactive online MSD Skills training course is suitable for all postgraduate research students and postdoctoral early career researchers keen to avoid scientific misconduct.

X-Ray Crystallography CLASSROOM

Research Skills

Monday, 31 October 2022 to Friday, 04 November 2022, 10am - 4.30am

Supervision, assessment and examination at Oxford ONLINE

Research Skills

Tuesday, 01 November 2022, 10.30am 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.

Experimental Design and Statistics in Preclinical Research: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly CLASSROOM

Research Skills

Tuesday, 01 November 2022 to Thursday, 03 November 2022, 2pm - 4.30pm

This interactive online MSD Skills training 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.

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