Welcome to Researcher Development

Welcome to the Social Sciences Division Researcher Development web pages


Researcher Development is a team within the Social Sciences Division (SSD) responsible for delivering transferable skills training and development opportunities to SSD doctoral researchers and early career researchers. We complement and supplement discipline-specific training within departments.

Making the most of what we have to offer

1) Read the termcard at the beginning of the term and make your development plan

Events tend to book out quickly, so act sooner rather than later!

2) Read the Researcher Development term-time weekly email newsletter

For running updates including additions to the termcard, or places having become available on courses through cancellations.

3) Check the noticeboard regularly

For opportunities within the wider University and beyond, including training programmes, placement opportunities, funding opportunities and (occasionally) job adverts.

4) Get in touch if you’ve got a training, networking or event idea you’d like to discuss

We’re keen to support researcher-led initiatives where possible, and there are a range of ways in which we may be able to work together.

Email: researcherdevelopment@scosci.ox.ac.uk