Supporting your professional development
Training courses to undertake during your probation period
We recommend all staff undertake this selection of short online courses during their probation period.
Personal Development Review
Our policy is for every member of staff to have a PDR once per year to review and appraise your development.
Courses offered by the University:
> Centre for Teaching and Learning - supports all those who teach and promotes a range of teaching practices that are relevant to Oxford's unique learning environment.
> People and Organisation Development - designs, delivers, advises on and commissions personal development workshops and programmes and coaching and mentoring schemes for all staff groups.
University Training & Development Hub
Find details of the University's full range of support for staff.
> Training and Development
Medical Sciences Skills Training
A range of online and face-to-face courses, workshops and resource for those in the Medical Sciences Division, including skills-based training.
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There are a variety of opportunities for staff to gain membership of an Oxford college, including as common room members, research associates/fellows and junior research fellows.
> How to join a college
The Medical Sciences Division runs a peer mentoring scheme for all staff, which involves the formation of mentoring circles comprising 3-4 members of research staff and one more senior member of staff.
The Department Mentoring Scheme aims to aid the career development of all interested staff and is a Better Workplace Group initiative.