Open University

Information about training available at the Open University may be found on the University's Training and Development pages.

A site has also been created on the OU's intranet for DTP students which lists useful resources and training opportunities.

Headline learning topics:

  • What is a PhD? (incl. The supervisory relationship)
  • Starting your research (incl. Scoping your research, Research questions, Approaches to research)
  • Organising your research (incl. Project planning, Time management, Skills audit and PDP, Research data management)
  • Literature review (incl. Reviewing academic literature, Writing a literature review, Developing academic literacy)
  • Professional Academic Communication in English (PACE)
  • Professional conduct (incl. Ethics, Risk assessment, Health & Safety in the Lab, Health & safety for fieldwork and travel)
  • Teaching skills (Skills and learning outcomes in HE; Small group work; Learning theory, diversity and inclusion)
  • Intellectual property
  • Career development (Enhance your employability, Finding employment after a PhD, CVs, Job interviews)
  • OU Student-authored (Employability and job-hunting, Hardware and software, Wellbeing and mental health, Practical advice on the supervisory relationship).

Email for access to OU online training material.