Development programmes

Preparation for teaching 

If you are interested in starting to do some teaching, you should first take an introductory course. Introductory courses in teaching and learning are run by the divisions, and more advanced courses by the Learning Institute.

Managing yourself

This new programme complements the Learning Institute’s existing management and leadership development provision, and provides people with some of the core skills for managing both themselves - including time and workload management - and managing relationships with colleagues. The seminars which form the Managing yourself programme are particularly aimed at and relevant for support staff, staff supervisors and first line managers.


Springboard is an award winning personal and professional development programme, designed and developed by women for women. It has been created specifically to enable women to achieve their full potential both at work and in their personal lives. It is designed for women from all backgrounds, ages and stages of their lives.

Professional development for researchers in divisions

Medical Sciences Division

Professional development for researchers in the Medical Sciences Division

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division

Professional development for researchers in the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division.

Humanities Division

Professional development for researchers in the Humanities Division

Social Sciences Division

Professional development for researchers in the Social Sciences Division

Other sources of support for researchers

The Careers Service

The Careers Service offers careers guidance, on a confidential one-to-one basis, as well as career management workshops for research staff and a wide range of careers information and other resources.

Oxford University IT Services

The IT Learning Programme comprises over 200 different IT courses covering the range from beginners to advanced users.

Oxford University Language Centre

The Language Centre support staff and students who need foreign languages for study, research, academic exchange, personal or professional development.

Professional development for research support

The Research Support website is maintained by Research Services and Research Accounts. The pages are dedicated to training and professional development opportunities for staff involved in research support (although some of the offerings such as those on Good Clinical Practice and Research Integrity are also of relevance to researchers).

For further details on the information contained in these pages please contact the Professional Development Administrator.