Personal and Professional Development

Working with our students we help you make the most of your time at Green Templeton College and get the skills and confidence to go out into the world of work.

On this page is a list of opportunities for Green Templeton students offered as part of the college’s Academic, Personal and Professional Development (APPD) programme for Michaelmas Term 2020.

Registration forms, where required, will be promoted to students via email in the weeks leading up to events. Watch your email for the Opportunities Bulletin for reminders of what’s coming up and when so that you don’t miss out on the chance to register.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, events will have smaller capacity, so if you see an event you are interested in, be sure to register early!

Academic support workshop: Developing confident presentation skills (for all students)

Thursday 4 February 2021
14:30 to 16:30

This workshop is intended to develop confidence in giving a short presentation about research-in-progress. Attendees should expect help and guidance on:

  • How to structure a presentation on your research
  • Role of PowerPoint in supporting your talk
  • What makes for effective slides
  • Good practice in engaging an audience

Register to attend ‘Developing confident presentation skills’

Other opportunities

The Human Welfare Conference

The annual Human Welfare Conference at Green Templeton College brings together leading student-scholars from Britain and Europe to debate important welfare issues that have real-world ramifications.

The conference seeks to encourage and recognise original work in human welfare, foster dialogue on current research and develop scholarly networks both within and outside the University.

The conference committee is made up entirely of Green Templeton students, who get the opportunity to plan and deliver a major conference including budget management, programme planning and project management.

Find out more about the Human Welfare Conference.

GCR Personal & Professional Development Officer

Each year, a member of the Graduate Common Room (GCR) is elected as a Personal and Professional Development Officer. The P&PD Officer has a budget to develop their own programme of events. In the past this has included workshops on leadership, mindfulness, CV writing, influencing people, interview skills, and much more.

Management in Medicine Shadowing Programme

The shadowing element of the Management in Medicine Programme provides medical students, doctors-in-training in the Thames Valley area, postgraduate students and others with an interest in healthcare management, with an opportunity to shadow a senior manager in healthcare, or social services for approximately two half-days.

The purpose of the shadowing is to give an insight into the activities of managers, how they go about them and the issues on which they work.

Find out more about Shadowing Programme.


“Thank you for the amazing opportunity and resources to organise this conference. We got to know inspiring professionals, academics and fellow students from a multiplicity of different disciplines and discuss issues that matter to us and the college community as a whole.”

Human Welfare Conference Chairs 2017


“Coaching was one of the highlights of my year at Oxford. My coach was so talented at helping me think through the areas where I needed work and at helping me challenge myself to create new ways to reach my goals. “

A Green Templeton College Coachee 2016