Toolkits and website resources for researchers

Oxford University Researcher Training Courses

Researcher Training Tool graduate and post-doc training opportunities across the University aimed at supporting you in your research and career development.

Research Skills Toolkit (requires Oxford single sign-on)

WebLearn Skills Hub (requires Oxford single sign-on)

Gateways to useful resources and training opportunities within and beyond Oxford.

Research Supervision at Oxford
Guidance for members of research staff and research students in their preparation for academic practice.
Professional development resources for all those with formal or informal research supervision responsibilities.

Other useful websites

The University of Oxford Research Staff Society (OxRSS) is a collective voice for researchers employed by the University of Oxford. We also organise social and professional networking activities across departments and divisions.

Vitae is a national organisation to support all aspects of the personal, professional and career development of all researchers in higher education institutions and research institutes. Vitae provides resources, advice and information for individual postgraduate researchers and members of research staff who are interested in their professional development and careers.

The University’s Code of Practice sets out the provisions and guidelines for the employment and career development of research staff.

The Concordat to support the career development of reserach staff is an agreement between the major funders and employers of researchers in the UK. It sets out the expectations and responsibilities of researchers, their managers, employers and funders.

Centre for Excellence in Preparing for Academic Practice

Wolfson College membership initiative

Oxford University Consulting
Provide services to academic staff / researchers and departments to market their consultancy expertise and services.

University and College Union (UCU) 
The UCU is the principal union for academic and academic-related staff in Higher and Further Education in the UK. Oxford UCU represents staff collectively in respect of the university, and individually in respect both of the university and of the colleges.

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