Course Directory

Fieldwork
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers
Have you returned from fieldwork recently (say, over the summer) or been back longer but don’t feel you’re really back into the swing of things? Maybe you’re…
Teaching
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers
Developing Learning and Teaching (DLT) programmes are intended for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers who are new to teaching. To participate in DLT…
Fieldwork
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers

Provided by Social Sciences Division 

Fieldwork
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers
This course provides excellent preparation for researchers planning to undertake archival based (or similar) fieldwork overseas (or in an unfamiliar location/…
Thriving
Year 3+ DPhil
A course for students who are preparing for the DPhil viva. The course aims to help students plan for a positive viva experience.
Progresssing
Post-docs & Early Career Researchers

An Early Career Researcher Workshop

Public Engagement, Knowledge Exchange and Impact
Doctoral Students | Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers
The Conversation is an online news platform which works exclusively with academics to craft short, engaging pieces of writing about their research for the…
Writing
Doctoral Students
Too often, the methodology chapter in a DPhil thesis is one of the weakest parts of a manuscript. Too many DPhil students are confused about when and how to…
Progresssing
Year 1 DPhil
Starting at Oxford inevitably means receiving a lot of information from various sources, often with little time to process or reflect on it. This foundational…
Research Funding
Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers
Course for late stage DPhils and Early Career Researchers who are designing a research project for grant submission.
Public Engagement, Knowledge Exchange and Impact
Established Academics & Researchers

The Pitt Rivers Museum is famous for its displays of ethnographic and archaeological objects, and a busy programme of creative public engagement events -…

Public Engagement, Knowledge Exchange and Impact
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers
A thought-provoking and memorable session that challenges many myths that surround public speaking such as nerves, confidence and presence - and which offers…
Fieldwork
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers
This peer-to-peer course provides a comprehensive overview of some key issues in preparing for and conducting fieldwork. It takes an integrated, ground-level…
Thriving
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers
Mindfulness meditation is an increasingly well-researched and effective means of alleviating stress, anxiety, and depression, and promoting well-being and…
Communicating | Public Engagement, Knowledge Exchange and Impact
Doctoral Students | Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers
This taster workshop provides an exciting opportunity to get practical hands-on media training from two experienced BBC producers and journalists
Fieldwork
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers
Designed for researchers whose work engages them with the traumatic experiences of others. It aims to help researchers reduce the risk of vicarious…
Compliance
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers

Data management plans (DMPs) are becoming an increasingly important aspect of research - many funding bodies now require one as part of a grant application…

Research Funding
Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers
Workshop giving the inside track on applying to the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme, relevant for late stage DPhils and ECRs with up to 5 years…
Public Engagement, Knowledge Exchange and Impact
Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers
These workshops will support researchers doing impactful activity to plan their evidence-gathering process.
Research Methods
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers
Getting Data into R and exploring your data reproducibly with RStudio, Creating interactive maps, charts and networks with R and RStudio
Writing
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers
This workshop introduces the basics of writing for publication for DPhil students looking to publish for the first time.
Public Engagement, Knowledge Exchange and Impact
Doctoral Students | Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers

Whether the idea of non-academic impact leaves you depressed, enthused or just plain confused, there’s no way of avoiding it in the current HE research…

Teaching
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers
Introduction to teaching, and a requirement before undertaking teaching in Oxford. It is specially aimed to cater to the tutorial system and small group…
Public Engagement, Knowledge Exchange and Impact
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers
A full day workshop on public engagement through the media with two experienced former BBC journalists.
TBA
Teaching
Doctoral Students
In an increasingly virtual world, direct encounters with real objects have come to be regarded as important and versatile tools in University teaching across a…
ONLINE COURSE
Research and Leadership Management
Doctoral Students | Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers
This playlist provides a general introduction to project management and provides tips and ideas for successfully managing projects.
ONLINE COURSE
Public Engagement, Knowledge Exchange and Impact
Doctoral Students | Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers
Selection of online courses to help you improve your presentation skills and make your presentations more effective and engaging.
ONLINE COURSE
Research and Leadership Management | Research Methods
Doctoral Students | Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers
MANTRA is a free online course for those who manage digital data as part of their research project. This course introduces you to the concept of research data…
ONLINE COURSE
Research and Leadership Management
Doctoral Students | Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil
Video podcast of workshop given by Hugh Kearns, recognised internationally as a public speaker, educator and researcher. The workshop helps you to understand…
ONLINE COURSE
Doctoral Students | Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers
This 10 week online course is run by the Department of Continuing Education each term.
ONLINE COURSE
Doctoral Students | Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers
Ever had the feeling you are going to be found out? Hugh Kearns' video podcast on the imposter syndrome looks at the psychological research and outlines…
ONLINE COURSE
Fieldwork | Research and Leadership Management
Doctoral Students | Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers
An online course covering good research practice and the principles of responsible research, includes video clips and interactive exercises.
ONLINE COURSE
Fieldwork
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers

A selection of videos from Oxford researchers sharing their fieldwork experiences covering a range of countries

ONLINE COURSE
Research and Leadership Management
Doctoral Students | Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers
This video podcast given by Hugh Kearns will describe the most useful strategies that thousands of researchers have found helpful in balancing the many demands…
ONLINE COURSE
Research and Leadership Management
Doctoral Students | Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil
A PhD is a major undertaking yet many people spend more time planning a weekend away than they do planning the next three years of their life. This generally…