The Graduate School offers a growing induction, training and seminar programme for Continuing Education graduate students.
The Graduate School’s programme of training events is designed to meet the orientation and research skills needs of part-time students working both locally and at a distance and is intended to supplement the induction and training programmes already provided by individual courses, faculties, departments and colleges and by the University and University services such as Oxford University Library Group and Oxford University Computing Services.
We recognise that part-time students need to be well informed about the academic and social opportunities that Oxford University and the Department for Continuing education offer them, and about the administrative requirements and academic expectations of their doctoral programme. The Graduate School runs an annual induction event providing an introduction to doctoral study and an overview of administrative arrangements, facilities and services and training opportunities within the University and Department.
We currently offer two programmes in addition to our induction event for new D.Phil. students. The Graduate Training Programme is intended for D.Phil. students to expand their knowledge and skills in research. As part of this programme, students are able to meet key academic and administrative personnel and fellow doctoral students and to talk to former DPhil students about their experience of researching and writing a DPhil thesis part-time. A separate training session provides an overview of the assessment and examination stages of doctoral research and offers advice about preparing for assessment interviews and vivas. Beyond these events we offer a varied programme of research skills training events ranging from ‘Managing your thesis’ and ‘Research Ethics’ to ‘Getting Published’ and ‘Making the Most of Conferences’ which are repeated in regular cycles and timed to coincide with the termly research seminars.
The Graduate Seminar Programme in the Arts and Humanities has a wider audience, and is open to all interested DPhil, Masters and other Postgraduate students and is intended to provide an opportunity not only to discuss recent research findings and methodological approaches but to meet with other students and with members of OUDCE faculty. A session in March 2013 is intended for students to offer their own papers. For those interested, further information can be found on the Seminar Programme page.
If you would like to attend any of these events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.