Learning to write for non-specialists: the role of peer assessment

Training students to engage with the public Each year as part of the Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) programme in Environmental Research, students are asked to write 500-word blog posts on scientific topics of their choice. This important assignment not only … Continue reading

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Mapping uncharted territory requires creative new uses of technology

Overcoming resource constraints with online mapping tools An important part of most Oxford degrees, both undergraduate and postgraduate, is the opportunity to carry out individual, original research. Yet students are often constrained by the (limited) resources available to them. For … Continue reading

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Innovative Doctoral Training: Reproducibility and Open Science

Introduction The Open Science Training Initiative (OSTI), is designed to address the problem of reproducibility in science. The programme, which is led by Sophie Kay of the Department of Computer Science, harnesses the principles and techniques of open science to … Continue reading

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Innovative doctoral training: Communication and media

Introduction See the video case study on Oxford Podcasts or the LTG YouTube Channel. Increasingly, researchers are being called upon to make their work accessible to those outside their field. In practical terms, this means being able to make appropriate use of media … Continue reading

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