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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’.

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

Research Skills

Friday, 03 February 2023, 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.

Fundamentals of Statistical Software and Analysis (FoSSA)

Research Skills

Monday, 06 February 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, multiple choice quizzes, and the option to sign up for a one-hour online tutorial working through the practical content.

Fiji ImageJ analysis course ONLINE

Research Skills

Monday, 06 February 2023 to Tuesday, 14 February 2023, 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.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), in person

Research Skills

Monday, 06 February 2023 to Thursday, 09 February 2023, 9.30am - 5pm

This interactive course for MSD postgraduate research staff and students consists of lectures and practical sessions. A knowledge of some basic NMR concepts is assumed.

Writing a journal article ONLINE

Communication Skills Research Skills

Monday, 06 February 2023, 1pm to 4.30pm

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.

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

Research Skills

Tuesday, 07 February 2023 to Wednesday, 08 February 2023, 1.30pm - 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.

Data analysis & visualisation in R for biologists ONLINE

Research Skills

Wednesday, 08 February 2023 to Wednesday, 22 February 2023, 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 (please see How it will work section).

Confirmation of status ONLINE

Research Skills

Wednesday, 08 February 2023, 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.

Transfer of status ONLINE

Research Skills

Friday, 10 February 2023, 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.

Large group and lecturing ONLINE

Communication Skills Research Skills Teaching Skills

Monday, 20 February 2023 to Wednesday, 08 March 2023, 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.

Confirmation of status ONLINE

Research Skills

Monday, 20 February 2023, 10am to 11.30am

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

Writing a conference or journal article abstract ONLINE

Communication Skills Research Skills

Monday, 20 February 2023, 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 before the live session.

Introduction to statistics Group A, in person

Research Skills

Tuesday, 21 February 2023 to Thursday, 16 March 2023, 9.30am - 12.30pm

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.

Transfer of status ONLINE

Research Skills

Wednesday, 22 February 2023, 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.

Introduction to statistics Group B, in person

Research Skills

Thursday, 23 February 2023 to Tuesday, 14 March 2023, 9am - 12pm

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.

Supervision, assessment and examination at Oxford ONLINE

Research Skills

Friday, 24 February 2023, 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.

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