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This course is scheduled two times in each term.

The seminar aims to help students to understand the role of their supervisors, how to manage expectations and how to overcome any problems.

Course length

3 hours

Number of participants


Terms and Conditions

Please read the Terms and Conditions for course booking and attendance.


Navigator (for men) - workshop dates for Trinity term - deadline 9am 15 April

Careers workshops for research students and research staff in Hilary term - run by the Careers Service

iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Introduction to Mendeley (run by Bodleian iSkills) - book now for places during January-April.

Pathways for women researchers aiming for an academic career in sciencerun by the MPLS division

Mixing it up mixed research methods course at the Department for Continuing Education (free for Oxford DPhil students) - 23 April to 11 June

Forthcoming events

Large group and lecturing

Monday, 18 March 2019 to Monday, 25 March 2019, 9.30am - 4.30pm

Transfer of Status

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 2pm to 5pm

Writing a transfer report

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 2pm to 5pm

Analysing biological data by model fitting in GraphPad Prism

Monday, 25 March 2019, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Presentation skills

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 10am to 3pm