Over 30 prospective students from seven countries attended two recent virtual open events. These events, which benefit prospective students who cannot travel to Oxford to attend a programme open day, are becoming popular.
Two leading Oxford University economists warned the government of the urgent need to tackle climate change at a conference in Oxford to launch a new book, 'The Political Economy of the Environment'. The conference took place on 4 May in Rewley House.
Join Marcus du Sautoy on a mathematical adventure in the city. Enter our competition and you could win great prizes including a subscription to Nature and even naming a mathematical object. Open to all ages, competition entries need to show: • an interesting example of maths in the urban environment, or • a clear explanation […]
Oxford University has linked up with Crucell N.V., the global biopharmaceutical company, to offer funded places (bursaries) on vaccinology short courses offered by the Department for Continuing Education.
The newly announced Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering will examine global trends influencing the built environment of future generations. The Department for Continuing Education is pleased to join this effort as providers of continuing education in support of the new centre.
The online courses office within the department is celebrating the 10,000th student starting a course since beginning in 2004. With over 50 courses to choose from the department's online courses appeal to over 1000 students a term, from all over the world and a vast range of disciplines.
The Department's elearning team has authored a report for HEFCE's Online Learning Task Force, which provides an up-to-date overview of the UK provision for online distance learning at higher education level.
The archaeology and history of East Oxford will be the subject of collaboration between Oxford academics, local schools and community members thanks to the University's Department for Continuing Education.
A virtual open day for prospective graduate students is now available online. The website hosts a collection of short movies featuring our graduate students talking about various aspects of life in Oxford, as well as an introduction from the Vice-Chancellor.
The Continuing Professional Development Centre is developing a new Postgraduate Certificate in Ecological Survey Techniques. The one-year, part-time course is an innovative, modular, part-time programme of postgraduate education and training in Ecological Survey Techniques, mostly taught online. We are gauging support for the proposal.
Iding Haidir, who monitors tiger and wildcat populations in Sumatra, is studying on the Department's eight-month Diploma International Wildlife Conservation Practice. Interviewed by BBC Oxford presenter Jo Thoenes, he speaks of the new knowledge and understanding he'll take home with him.
The Department for Continuing Education is considering offering a course covering some aspects of undergraduate mathematics for those who have not had a chance to study mathematics at this level or who simply want to update their skills. The course would cover a spectrum of key topics without going into great depth. This questionnaire is designed to establish whether there is need for such a course, and to obtain feedback on the preferred course format and content.
Dr Cathy Oakes, University Lecturer in the History of Art, will appear in a new series on BBC4, 'Churches: How to Read Them'. The series examines how the imagery, symbols and architecture of English parish churches have inspired, moved and enraged people down the centuries. Dr Oakes will speak on the imagery in Tewksbury Abbey in episode three of the series, which is scheduled to air on 15th September at 8pm.
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