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.

Below 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! 

Michaelmas

Heads Up on Careers

Monday 12 October
17:30 to 19:00
Zoom

The peak recruitment period for graduate employers is October/November, and the first careers fair is on 19 October as “top” organisations want to tie the best students to a start date almost a year later. Dr Mike Moss from Oxford Careers will be ready to answer your questions on career management strategy and how to put together applications that lead to interviews. He will also share tips on how to use the Oxford University Careers Service most effectively.
Registration.

 

Shut Up & Write!

Thursday 26 October
09:00 to 11:00
Teams

Join Associate Fellow Professor Nancy Puccinelli for a workshop designed to make progress on your research. Ideal for students who have any research deliverables such as a transfer document, their thesis write-up, fellowship application.
Registration.

 

Individual Coaching Briefing

Monday 26 October
12:00-13:00
Zoom

  • Do you want to enhance your personal and professional development?
  • Do you face challenges you would like to explore?
  • Would you like some help unlocking your full potential?
  • Would you like to work individually with a qualified coach in a confidential environment?

If so, then please consider joining the Green Templeton College Coaching Programme. Full details here.

If you are interested, you must attend one of these briefings and, following this, submit an application.
Registration.

 

Group Coaching Workshop 1: Tame your inner critic to gain greater confidence

Thursday 29 October
17:00-19:00
Zoom

Learn how to master your inner critic and deal with perfectionism and imposter syndrome in this interactive session. We will look at practical techniques to release your innate wisdom and harness your own resources for greater confidence and personal and professional success. It will be led by Heather Kirkup, a Careers and Business Coach who has worked with Green Templeton students for over eight years.
Registration.

 

Individual Coaching Briefing

Wednesday 4 November
17:30-18:30
Zoom

  • Do you want to enhance your personal and professional development?
  • Do you face challenges you would like to explore?
  • Would you like some help unlocking your full potential?
  • Would you like to work individually with a qualified coach in a confidential environment?

If so, then please consider joining the Green Templeton College Coaching Programme. Full details here.

If you are interested, you must attend one of these briefings and, following this, submit an application.
Registration.

 

Academic Support Workshop: Planning your DPhil project and engaging with supervision

Thursday 5 November
14:00-16:00
Zoom

This workshop, led by Professor Alan Silman, is aimed at newly registering DPhil students to provide some insight into how to achieve a successful and stress-free DPhil programme.  The workshop focuses on generic skills, applicable across all academic areas of research.  The aim will be to build on these skills at further events later on in the academic year.
Registration.

 

Individual Coaching Briefing

Monday 9 November
17:30-18:30
Zoom

  • Do you want to enhance your personal and professional development?
  • Do you face challenges you would like to explore?
  • Would you like some help unlocking your full potential?
  • Would you like to work individually with a qualified coach in a confidential environment?

If so, then please consider joining the Green Templeton College Coaching Programme. Full details here.

If you are interested, you must attend one of these briefings and, following this, submit an application.
Registration.

 

Shut Up & Write!

Wednesday 11 November
12:00 to 14:00
Teams

Join Associate Fellow Professor Nancy Puccinelli for a workshop designed to make progress on your research. Ideal for students who have any research deliverables such as a transfer document, their thesis write-up, fellowship application.
Registration.

 

Hidden Curriculum Session 1: Making the ‘Hidden Curriculum’ of doctoral learning work for you

Thursday 12 November
17:30-18:30
Zoom

A two part series on the hidden curriculum of the DPhil, these sessions will explore the value of the PhD outside the physical degree with Dr. Kay Guccione.

Dr Kay Guccione is a Senior Lecturer in Academic Development at Glasgow Caledonian University. Kay is a National Teaching Fellow and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, known for her work in mentoring, peer-learning, tutoring and PhD supervision. She had published work, and edits blogs on the topics of Research Independence, Thesis MentoringPhD Supervision, and on the Hidden Curriculum of Doctoral Education, and is one of the series editors for The Journal of Imaginary Research which publishes fictional research abstracts.
Registration.

 

Hidden Curriculum Session 2: Using the ‘Hidden Curriculum’ to advance your research career

Monday 16 November
17:30-18:30
Zoom

In part 2, you will review the tasks you completed from the first session to launch into a discussion about what success is in a research career, what is your network and how does it work for you?
Registration.

 

Academic Support Workshop: Developing Your Academic writing (for Medical Sciences students)

Thursday 19 November
14:00-16:00
Zoom

This exercise-led half-day workshop is to provide an introduction to producing high quality academic writing outputs from your research and is suitable for students both for whom English is, and is not, their first language.  Using in-class feedback and model answers, attendees will learn how to write concisely and how to structure an article.
Registration.

 

Shut Up & Write!

Monday 23 November
09:00 to 11:00
Teams

Join Associate Fellow Professor Nancy Puccinelli for a workshop designed to make progress on your research. Ideal for students who have any research deliverables such as a transfer document, their thesis write-up, fellowship application.
Registration.

 

Group Coaching Workshop 2: Self-Management To Success

Thursday 26 November
17:00-19:00
Zoom

An interactive workshop covering:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Communicating cleanly
  • Dealing well with conflict

Understand how you like to operate and how to handle challenging situations and conversations better.
Tips and tools to influence others in a professional context. The workshop will be led by Heather Kirkup. Heather is a Career and Business Coach who has worked with Green Templeton students for over eight years.
Registration.

 

Shut Up & Write!

Wednesday 9 December
12:00 to 14:00
Teams

Join Associate Fellow Professor Nancy Puccinelli for a workshop designed to make progress on your research. Ideal for students who have any research deliverables such as a transfer document, their thesis write-up, fellowship application.
Registration.

 

Academic Support Workshop: Developing Confident Presentation Skills (for all students)

Thursday 4 February
143:00-16:00
Zoom

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

Registration.

 

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 here.

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 here.

“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