Development and Training Opportunities
There are large number of resources available to support career and personal development. Here, we outline some of the options open to you during your time in Oxford.
staff and student learning and development
The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) supports all those who teach at the University of Oxford and promote a range of teaching practices that are relevant to Oxford's unique learning environment.
People and Organisational Development (POD) designs, advises on and delivers personal development workshops, programmes and coaching and mentoring schemes for all staff groups, and a range of practical support for leaders and managers.
IT Services (formerly called OUCS) offer over 200 classroom based and over 1000 online IT courses that can help you with your studies, research and future careers. A full course catalogue is available. Any IT Learning Programme course can be booked by all current members of Oxford University.
Medical Sciences Skills Training
The Medical Sciences Division offer training to all Graduate Research Students and Research Staff on a wide range of subjects from specific technical skills such as light microscopy through to ethics in international research.
The University Careers Service has courses for research staff and students (searchable through the CareerConnect pages) as well as many other talks and workshops. They also run many different events that can be accessed by exploring their website.
Professional Support Staff
Focus on People is a programme of work to support and develop staff in professional and administrative roles across the University. Focus on People is designed to supplement many of the other schemes and programmes which are listed here (such as apprenticeships, mentoring and coaching).
Mentoring and coachingIn addition to the RDM Mentoring scheme, the university runs a number of additional schemes and you can find the details on the POD website.
Vitae is dedicated to realising the potential of researchers through transforming their professional and career development and have a range of resources to do this. To get access to these courses you will need to register with Vitae using your Oxford email address. You may also wish to look at the concordat to support researcher development which is available here. The University of Oxford has signed up to the concordat and you can find out more information on the University website.
Public Engagement with Research
The University have produced a hub of public engagement with research resources, including training opportunities.
Oxford University Language Centre
The Oxford University Language Centre is the University’s home for all students, academic and professional staff who want to improve their language skills.