University of Oxford - Humanities Division

Training and Support

A range of skills and competencies are necessary for the successful completion of a programme of graduate study. Graduate students are encouraged to identify their own training requirements in consultation with their supervisor.

Career Development
It is advisable to think ahead and to seek out opportunities that will assist you in your career development, whether you envisage a career in academia or in another field.

Humanities Training Officer
The Humanities Division has a full-time training officer who coordinates a range of training opportunities for graduate students, including teaching-training and events designed to enhance academic and transferable skills.

Regular events include workshops on giving presentations, publishing and preparing for the DPhil viva. Details of forthcoming events are advertised on the training programme and via email.

University-wide Training Provision  
University-wide training for all graduate students in IT, languages, library-based research and career management is available through OUCS, the libraries, the Language Centre, and the Careers Service.

Resources  relating to our events and other topics are available in WebLearn. The University's Research Skills Toolkit website also offers a variety of online self-study materials and tutorials (access to both requires Oxford single sign-on username and password).

Contact the Humanities Training Officer for advice on training and skills development, or to make suggestions for courses or events.

Download the Personal and Professional Development Framework for Humanities Researchers for more detailed guidance on skills development.


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