As a graduate student you are expected to spend the equivalent of 10 days each year receiving formal training in research and transferable skills. Apart from a small number of events which are considered compulsory, and about which you will be notified by email, we encourage flexibility in training so that you can fit it around your other commitments such as laboratory research. It is very important that students liaise with their supervisors when considering whether to take a course, especially when this will require an absence from the laboratory for one or more days.
Students are expected to keep a record of all their training and report on their training in their termly online reports on GSS. Failure to keep a record of training could lead to failure to transfer to D.Phil. status or failure to have D.Phil. status confirmed.
Details about training opportunities and how to book places for them can be obtained at the Divisional Skills Portal.
A comprehensive online course on Research Integrity is now available. We strongly recommend that all students complete this course.
You will also be notified by email about some training opportunities.