Learning and development is at the heart of the Department of Psychiatry's ethos.
Please see below for a list of useful links and resources relating to your ongoing learning and development at the University of Oxford.
OXFORD LEARNING INSTITUTE
The Oxford Learning Institute offers a variety of free online and face-to-face courses, including learning and teaching, leadership and management, personal development, and communication skills.
RESEARCH SKILLS TOOLKIT
A variety of IT & Library tools and online services to help improve IT and library skills for research.
The University provides free access to Lynda.com – an online resource with courses on personal and professional development, including project management, presentation skills, time management, and assertiveness.
Courses on financial systems and processes.
IT SERVICES COURSES
Courses on using hardware and software.
The Medical Sciences Division runs a peer mentoring scheme for all staff, which involves the formation of mentoring circles comprising 3-4 members of staff and one more senior member of staff.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONFERENCE
The Professional Services Conference provides an opportunity for professional and administrative staff to understand and engage more broadly in issues impacting the University, to consider their career development and meet others in similar roles.
RETURNING CARERS FUND
The University provides funding for staff who have taken a break for caring responsibilities to-establish their careers on their return. It is deliberately designed to be flexible to meet the needs of the individual. Previous applicants have used their grants to attend conferences and training sessions, establish research collaborations, and employ short-term research assistants.
MEDICAL SCIENCE DIVISION COURSES FOR RESEARCHERS
The Medical Science Division offers courses on research and study skills, communication, careers and personal development, academic practice, and DPhil support. Popular courses for our staff include Research Ethics, Learning and Teaching at Oxford, Statistics, and Writing Reports.
FINDING OUT ABOUT CONFERENCES AND TRAINING
We expect PIs to share and recommend conference and training opportunities for their teams. Staff can also share knowledge through our various staff networks. We also share opportunities that we think might be relevant in the events and news digests as well as our newsletters. If you experience something good, we welcome your feedback and we will endeavour to share this with staff.
FUNDING FOR EXTERNAL TRAINING
Most funding for external training is provided by research grants / research groups. The Department is setting up a ‘Staff Development Fund’ which staff can apply to in cases where funding is not available within the group. The application procedure will be launched in 2018.
Students receive a Research Training and Support Grant (RTGS) to cover training-related costs.