Foundations training

2019 Future Humanities Cohort Day with NT

Stuart Bebb, 2019

Comprising five days of training, this has been designed to equip you with foundational skills for doctoral study, introduce you to the four strands of DTP training, and enable you to discuss your experiences of doctoral study with other DTP students.

All new OOC DTP students are expected to attend. Two days will bring local cohorts of DTP students together at their home institution. The other three days will be for the whole DTP cohort, and will be held at each of the consortium universities in turn. 

Local Induction Day

Bringing you together with other Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP students at your university, this day will introduce you to the DTP, its training provision and the opportunities open to you as an award holder. It will also get you set up on Inkpath, a skills training app that will allow you to complete a Training Needs Analysis.

Details for 2019-20 cohort

  • Open University, 8 October
  • University of Cambridge, 14 October
  • University of Oxford, 23 October

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National Trust

Future Humanities Cohort Day with the National Trust

Designed in close collaboration with the National Trust, this day will introduce you to our ‘Future Humanities’ training strand, which aims to help you think through what it means to work beyond disciplinary boundaries and to conduct ‘engaged research’ in partnership with organisations outside the higher education sector. The day offers an exciting opportunity to engage with colleagues from this UK charity and membership organisation for environmental and heritage conservation.

Details for 2019-20 cohort

  • 10.30-18.00, Monday 25 November, 2019
  • St Anne’s College, Oxford

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Expanding Horizons Cohort Day with BT

Designed in collaboration with BT, this day will introduce you to our ‘Expanding Horizons’ training strand, which aims to help you understand emerging technologies and the latest methods and techniques applicable to your subject areas.

Details for 2019-20 cohort

  • 11.00-17.00, Wednesday 5 February 2020
  • St John’s College, Cambridge, CB2 1TP

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BBC World Service

Engaged Communications Cohort Day with BBC World Service

Designed in collaboration with the BBC World Service, this day will introduce you to our ‘Enagaged Communications’ training strand, which aims to enhance your ability to communicate and share your research with diverse audiences both within and outside the academy. The training will be delivered by colleagues from the BBC.

Details for 2019-20 cohort

  • 10.00-18.00, Monday 24 February, 2020
  • Walton Hall Campus, Open University, Milton Keynes

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End-of-year Local Cohort Day

The final ‘foundations’ training day will bring you back together as a local cohort at your home institution. The day will give you an opportunity to present to one another on your research, and to share your experiences nearing the end of your first year as an OOC DTP award holder.

Details for 2019-20 cohort

  • Dates and venues at your home institution tbc