POSTGRADUATE SKILLS TRAINING
In addition to the present Department of Materials skills training webpage, containing information on training specifically provided for Materials graduate students, the MPLS Division provides a Divisional Career Development & Training Programme with courses to support the personal, professional and career development of graduate students and research staff.
Departmental Skills Training Resources
The Department of Materials offers a wide range of skills training events each year. These are summarized in the "Introduction to Postgraduate Skills Training" document available below (This is an extract from our Materials Graduate Student Handbook, which also contains links to other skills training resources). The slide shows presented at the most recent delivery of several skills training events are also available via the links below. (The dates refer to the latest revision, not the most recent year of delivery).
- Introduction to Skills Training for Materials Research Students
- Introduction to Mechanical Workshop Provision for Materials Research Students (including workshop safety training courses)
- The UK Research Councils Vitae website is also very useful (http://www.vitae.ac.uk)
PRESENTATIONS GIVEN AT SKILLS TRAINING WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS
See also presentations listed under postgraduate induction
- Literature Searching - See Canvas for 'Information Skills', 'Reference Management', and 'Patent Literature'. See also the Bodleian's iSkills programme of workshops.
- Project Management Workshop
- Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3)
Owning a Successful DPhil
Communication Skills Workshops
- Poster Presentation Skills
- Presenting a Research Talk
- Also see ITLP portfolio - search for posters or for presentations
- Writing Skills - Publishing and plagiarism plus intellectual property (Assender, 2021)
- Writing Skills - writing styles and examples (Assender, 2021)
- Writing Skills - technical aspects (Warren, 2021)
- Writing Skills - Example document (Warren, 2021)
Career planning - looking to the future, for Year 1 PGR
- Active Job Hunting - Guidance for those coming to the end of their time in the Department (UG, PGR & Post-doc).