Academic Enhancement

Green Templeton College offers a wide range of support to help students thrive both in their studies at Oxford and in their future careers. This support is designed to complement the resources offered by departments and university services within a caring and active college community. A GCR Personal and Professional Development Officer is elected to the Graduate Common Room each year as the main student voice on academic enhancement, with a budget to develop their own programme of events. Past workshops include sessions on leadership, CV writing, influencing people and interview skills.

College funding is available to support students’ individual learning needs or help them with the costs of attending conferences and fieldwork.

More information about clinical and medical education at Green Templeton, including the groundbreaking Management in Medicine programme.

Students chatting in the Stables BarResearch Students

The college community marks a series of regular milestones along research students’ academic journeys at Oxford.

  • Year One: a chance to meet Green Templeton’s Research Fellows and learn about their work
  • Year Two: all research students can present their work to college members in Hilary/Trinity term
  • Year Three: an opportunity to invite your departmental supervisor to dinner at Green Templeton.

Quantitative Methods and Statistics Support

The college offers tuition in Quantitative Methods and Statistics for students with little or no prior knowledge and experience, to supplement that provided by departments. The instructor is Associate Fellow Dr Coral Milburn-Curtis, a highly experienced teacher who has recently completed a DPhil in Education at Green Templeton.

Shut Up and Write

Twice a week, Green Templeton fellow Nancy Puccinelli holds an online writing session to help students gain structure and accountability for their goals. Find out the dates of the next sessions and register.

Atlas Programme

A lively in-person programme of Atlas Workshops on weekday evenings brings Green Templeton students at all levels and in all subjects together with external speakers (EFL tutors, career advisors, executive coaches and more) and the college’s own distinguished fellows and scholars, to reflect on and develop the academic and professional skills they need: from negotiating academic culture shock and planning a career, to writing for different audiences and giving clear and confident presentations.

Green Templeton’s renowned Coaching Programme gives students the opportunity to work closely with leading qualified coaches in a series of often transformative one-to-one meetings, while online and in-person writing and peer support groups provide structure and productivity boosts to research projects, and help students find sympathetic fellow travellers on their academic journey.

The college also subsidises places for its students on classes run by the Oxford Mindfulness Foundation. It also encourages students to develop their social consciousness and sense of global citizenship by engaging actively with local communities and other groups in need through different volunteering opportunities.

All Green Templeton students can apply for support and funding (up to £1000) to plan and run their own academic projects and events in college: whether a guest seminar, a student journal club, a research network – or anything else that will build on and enhance their academic lives and careers.

They also have the chance to convene the annual day-long Human Welfare Conference, a major event which aims to encourage and recognise original work in human welfare, foster dialogue on current research and develop scholarly networks both within and outside the University.

Students are also encouraged to engage with the various academic initiatives hosted by Green Templeton, including the regular programme of lectures, talks and film screenings. Past opportunities have included being a paid rapporteur at legal, medical and social policy meetings facilitated by the Sheila Kitzinger Programme, or a poster presenter at the Global Health Policy Programme Health conference.

 

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