Researcher-led training - graduate training reps
Graduate training Representatives
In 2011-12, the Humanities Division will contributed funds to each Faculty wanting to employ a graduate training representative role.
- University of Oxford
- South East
- Date first submitted:
- 15 Nov 2011
- Date last modified:
- 15 Nov 2011
- Relationship to RDF:
- Domain A: Knowledge and intellectual abilities
- Knowledge base
- Cognitive abilities
- Domain B: Personal effectiveness
- Personal Qualities
- Professional and career development
- Domain C: Research governance and organisation
- Professional conduct
- Research management
- Finance, funding and resources
- Domain D: Engagement, influence and impact
- Working with others
- Communication and dissemination
- Engagement and impact
- Researcher-led activities
Rationale, aims and outcomes
What is the rationale for doing this?
How does it fit with institutional strategy?
What are the main features of the provision?
What are the aims and expected outcomes?
The purpose of this graduate training representative role is to support the postholder/s responsible for teaching and transferable skills training and to initiate faculty-based student-led training and development activities underpinned by the Personal and Professional Development Framework for Humanities Researchers (based on the national Researcher Development Framework) which can be found on the divisional webpages: http://www.humanities.ox.ac.uk/training_and_support
Training might take the form of workshops, guest speaker events, work placements or other projects initiatives that have a transferable skills/career development focus. Themes for training might include: teaching, presenting at academic conferences, communicating research to the public, publishing, developing academic networks, preparing for the academic job market, developing professional networks, PGR alumni events, etc.
The Humanities Training Officer will facilitate an ideas sharing and objective setting forum with the faculty training reps towards the end of MT2011.
Are there any pre-requisites for engagement, e.g. levels of skill, years of experience, essential pre-activities?
How many participate in each 'activity'?
The training reps need to attend master classes with the Training Officer to ensure they are equipped to facillitate training. The training they offer must draw on expertise of academics; training staff; recent postdocs. There are really no limits to the topics they might cover, as long as they draw in the right exptertise.
Evaluation: benefits, challenges and next steps
How do you monitor effectiveness?
Who do you seek feedback from?
Do you have benchmarks?
Training is rooted in the areas if real interes to PGRs; it is useful experience for the reps themselves; is a way of extending and sustaining provision.