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COURSE FULL This course is scheduled each term.

COURSE AIM

This workshop aims to help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to confidently write your transfer report, with the support of your supervisor(s) and peers. By the end of this workshop, we expect you to

  • Have developed a first outline of your transfer report for discussion with your supervisor
  • Feel ready to set and stick to a writing timetable
  • Be confident in editing and applying feedback

 COURSE FORMAT

This interactive workshop will use talks, discussion, and written exercises, drawing on participants’ own research thus far and plans for the rest of their DPhil. Participants are expected to have already developed a rough research question.

COURSE CONTENT

This course complements the course How to prepare for a successful transfer of status. We’ll cover three main areas:

1. Planning the transfer report

  • Figuring out your overall message
  • Deciding on a structure and outline that supports your message
  • Gathering the information you need before you start writing
  • Communicating with your supervisor about how and when to request feedback

 2. Writing the transfer report

  • Creating a writing timetable
  • Strategies for writing
  • Tips for the content of each report section

 3. Polishing the transfer report

  • Editing your work from rough draft to simple, clear, and complete final report
  • Strategies for requesting, coping with, and incorporating feedback

 COURSE LENGTH

3 hours

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

20  

Booking Instructions

Please read the updated instructions before booking. 

Terms and Conditions

Please read the Terms and Conditions for course booking and attendance. These have been updated for Trinity Term 2019.

*** NEW COURSES ***

Understanding Intellectual Property (IP) workshop, 6 June. Open to all University students, researchers and staff. Provided by Research Services, Oxford University Innovation and the Careers Service.

'Academic English' courses available at the Oxford University Language Centre to help international students and staff improve their academic communication.

Limited spaces available for non-RDM MSD research staff on the RDM Learning and Development programme

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

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

Writing a medical conference abstract 11 June

How and why to undertake a systematic review 21 June 

Forthcoming events

Scientific Computing in MATLAB

Wednesday, 08 May 2019 to Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 9am - 5pm

This course is scheduled in Trinity term.

Introduction to statistics (Group B)

Monday, 17 June 2019, 1pm to 4pm

This course is scheduled in Michaelmas and Hilary term. Due to the high demand two more session were added in Trinity term.

Transfer of Status

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 2pm to 5pm

COURSE FULL This course is scheduled each term.

How and why to undertake a systematic review

Friday, 21 June 2019, 2pm to 4.30pm

This is a new course scheduled this term.

Experimental Design: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 9am to 5pm

This course is scheduled each term.