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These events are of particular interest to research staff at Brookes.
Further details about the "Your first three years" programme
Download a copy of the leaflet (PDF)
Further details about the Research Staff Mentoring Scheme (internal access only)
Graduate College Training Events
14 January 2020Would you benefit from the opportunity to explore how researchers effectively navigate the transition from PhD or fixed-term contract to careers both within and outside of academia? Have you been wondering how you can have the career you want and maintain that all-important work-life balance? Look no further. The University is holding a Researcher Career Pathways Event on Tuesday 14th January 2020 in the John Henry Brookes Building, Gipsy Lane Campus, from 10am to 3pm (registration from 9:30am).
This event is for all research students and fixed-term research staff (Research Assistants and Research Fellows). Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
The theme of this year's Researcher Career Pathways Event is “Identity”. Identity beyond the PhD; identity beyond the fixed-term research contract; identity in careers both within and beyond academia.
The event will be hosted by Dr Sarah Robins-Hobden, an experienced external researcher development consultant. There will also be two Q&A panels, comprising members of a mix of academic and non-academic professions, with a focus on managing your career and managing your life.
Plus there will be a fantastic free lunch! Places are limited. Secure your place now by registering now.
22 January 2020Day 1 and 2 will be workshops on generic computational skills for biologists who have little to no experience in R and/or the Linux environment and would like to gain further skills in these areas. Day 3 will be end-to-end tutorials on analyzing RNAseq and ATAC-seq (or ChIP-seq) data
05 February 2020The event focuses on why external research funding is important and includes a Q&A session with an expert panel, providing top tips on winning grants and managing rejection.
18 March 2020This session looks at how to manage an externally-funded research grant project, including the roles and responsibilities of the Principal Investigator in recruiting, managing and developing research staff and the who and where of post award support
22 April 2020Consultancy is the application of research knowledge and expertise to deliver impact for clients, and can take a variety of forms. This introduction will explore what consultancy looks like in practice, why do it, and some of the key issues to consider. It will be an interactive session which aims to build your understanding of how to develop your consultancy offer, and the support and information available.
To be delivered by Juliet Bligh, Knowledge Exchange Support Manager, RBDO. This session includes lunch.
10 June 2020A re-run of the Autumn 2019 event for new researchers unable to make the first date, or who started later in the academic year.
27 August 2020Day 1 and 2 will be workshops on generic computational skills for biologists who have little to no experience in R and/or the Linux environment and would like to gain further skills in these areas. Day 3 will be end-to-end tutorials on analyzing RNAseq and ATAC-seq (or ChIP-seq) data
There's a wide variety of additional training on offer around Brookes.
The Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development (OCSLD) provides training courses covering a range of staff and educational development issues.
Oxford Brookes Information Services (OBIS) organises a variety of training sessions for researchers.
The library organises a variety of training sessions for researchers including Web of Science, RADAR (the institution’s repository) and EndNote.
Vitae is the global leader in supporting the professional development of researchers. Oxford Brookes has a membership with Vitae and full access to a wide range of services. Further information can be obtained from the Research Training Co-ordinator, Susan Brooks.