Transferable skills are an important part of your graduate studies. Here you will find links to relevant courses that you may, in agreement with your supervisor, find relevant for your research and career.
Teaching and Demonstrating Training
Postgraduate students play an integral role in the demonstrating and teaching of undergraduate courses. There is a teaching training course held in September which is mandatory for all incoming second year graduate students, along with post-docs and all others interested in teaching.
For details of the venue and time please contact the Graduate Study Office in the Clarendon Laboratory reception area.
Training in Teaching skills in the MPLS Division - If you want to develop your teaching skills then this section provides information about where and how you can find relevant teaching.
MPLS Division Skills Training
The MPLS Division's Transferable Skills Training site provides information about skills training taking place within the MPLS Division, and allows you to register for Divisional training courses, learn more about the skills framework, sign up to the Division's Facebook page, and get news updates on available skills training.
Oxford University Computing Services offer many IT-related courses.
Training and support available from the Research Councils
- Vitae.ac.uk offer a number of resources for postgraduate researchers across all the research councils.
- EPSRC-specific resources for postgraduate students
In addition to any funding you may be able to secure through your supervisors and/or college, the Committee for the Administration of the Lockey Bequest considers applications for grants for attendance at overseas scientific conferences by senior members. (Applications may be considered from postdoctoral research workers, etc. who are not members of Congregation.)
In addition to the Lockey Bequest, the committee also administer funds for travel to overseas conferences on behalf of the Life and Environmental Sciences Division and the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division.
Application forms and further information can be obtained from the Lockey Web site at https://secure.admin.ox.ac.uk/lockey. The Committee meets in the eighth week of each term and applications should be submitted by the end of the sixth week. Applications should be made in advance of the conference: retrospective applications will only be considered in exceptional circumstances. Grants are not made for travel within the United Kingdom.