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.

The Coaching Programme

Coaching is a process of guided conversations to help a Coachee [client or student] be better able to do what they want to do e.g. improve skills and capabilities, make the best of yourself and your opportunities in relation to your current circumstances, explore issues or challenges, consider new action plans or approaches to concerns.

The programme has been underway in the college for the past eight years with great success.

All students at Green Templeton College are eligible to join during their time in Oxford.

The programme begins in November each year and runs through until July the following year, with scheduling determined individually between student and coach.

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 recognize original work in human welfare, foster dialogue on current research and develop scholarly networks both within and outside the University of Oxford.

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

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.

The P&PD Officer for 2018/19 is Nader Sleiman.

Management in Medicine Shadowing Programme

The shadowing element of the Green Templeton College Management in Medicine (MiM) 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 MiM 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