NDM DPhil Handbook 2019-20
Course information for NDM doctoral students.
For students enrolled on the following programmes:
This handbook applies to students starting a DPhil course within the Nuffield Department of Medicine in October 2019. The information in this handbook may be different for students starting in other terms or years.
Version: 1.0 published 7 October 2019
If there is a conflict between information in this handbook and the Examination Regulations then you should follow the Examination Regulations. If you have any concerns please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information in this handbook is accurate as at 2 September 2019, however it may be necessary for changes to be made in certain circumstances, as explained at www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/coursechanges. If such changes are made the department will publish a new version of this handbook together with a list of the changes and students will be informed.
Useful department contacts
Your supervisors will be able to provide guidance and encouragement throughout your studies. Your supervisors will bear overall responsibility for the direction of your work. It is crucial that you contact your supervisors early on in order to establish communication with them. Every student in the Medical Sciences Division requires at least two supervisors; the details of the supervisory team vary depending on the nature of the project, the structure of the lab or group, and so on.
The Director of Graduate Studies (DGS), Professor Rob Gilbert, oversees graduate studies in the NDM and can provide additional advice and support particularly where differences of opinion arise between the supervisor and student. Rob is also the Disability Lead for the Department.
email@example.com / 01865 76070 or 287535.
The Graduate Studies Manager (GSM), Ms Lettitia Derrington, will be able to deal with general enquiries about the Department, the course, and progress milestones.
firstname.lastname@example.org / 01865 287982.
The Deputy Director of Graduate Studies is Professor Julian Knight. Julian is a clinician and has a particular role supporting and advocating for clinician graduate students within the Department.
Due to the scale of the NDM there are also Graduate Advisors (Assistant Directors of Graduate Studies) in the different Units.
- Oxford University guide for new students
- The University Student Handbook
- Student Self Service
Graduate progression (GSO) forms
Please note that for some forms (e.g. GSO.2 and GSO.14) the Medical Sciences Division has its own versions which differ in the information required from the other divisions of the University.
Medical Sciences Division
Medical Sciences Division (MSD) Graduate School Weblearn site
Provides access to guidance on all aspects of graduate student training and progression.
Nuffield Department of Medicine
- NDM Current Student pages
NDM Student Hub (VLE site)
Used for announcements and information about the student committee.
The Department is structured around several scientifically autonomous sub-divisions made up of Institutes, Centres and Units in Oxford and abroad. Those based in Oxford are located in various research buildings, many of which are in the Old Road Campus site in Headington. The website for each building will detail access information, but this information can also be found on the Medical Sciences Access Guide.
- Online map of all Oxford University buildings including buildings associated with NDM.
- Mobile Oxford app: Find places around town, search the libraries and get live transport information.
- Travel options
Dates of Term: Oxford's year is divided into three terms and three vacations. Within each term, a "Full Term" of eight weeks is the main teaching period.
- NDM induction breakfast: 7 October 2019 (09:00 - 10:45)
- Medical Sciences Graduate School Welcome Event: 10 October 2019 (16:30 - 18:00)
- New starters welcome and NDM Prize award ceremony: 12 November 2019 (19:00 - 21:00)
As a doctoral student with the Nuffield Department of Medicine, you will carry out research in a laboratory for three to four years if studying full-time, or six to eight years if studying part-time. There is no standard period of rotation between laboratories. All doctoral students develop their skills through a range of research training and skills development in their first year of full-time study or first two years of part-time study, by attending compulsory and optional courses and lectures in laboratory techniques and generic skills, including scientific writing and statistics, while also working at the bench.
You will be encouraged to attend lectures and seminars related to your programme of research and make the most of the doctoral training and research methods provision available across the Medical Sciences division. The aim is to tailor this training to individual needs and bring all students up to satisfactory level in background knowledge. Later training is focused on the skills required for a successful career in independent research.
Your career as a DPhil student is divided into stages and you are required to meet the requirements of certain milestones in order to progress to the next stage.
These milestones require you to complete a Graduate Studies Office (GSO) form (please make sure that you download the MSD version where they exist).
The process for these forms for NDM students is summarised in this PDF flowchart.
You will receive an email from graduate studies about these milestones a term before they are due. You should then take this opportunity to discuss the next milestone with your supervisors and fill in the appropriate GSO form (remember to use the MSD version) and follow the process described in the flowchart above.
If you have any questions about any of these milestones or forms, please email the Graduate Studies Manager in the first instance.
Further information can be found:
Teaching and learning
Organisation of teaching and learning
Research suggests that one of the strongest predictors of postgraduate completion is having expectations met within the student-supervisor relationship and other key roles.
In NDM we define these expectations and responsibilities for the following roles below:
- Director of Graduate Studies
- Departmental Graduate Studies Committee
- College Advisor
The University expects the student to accept their obligation to act as a responsible member of the
University's academic community. The student is also expected to take ultimate responsibility for their
research programme and to develop an appropriate working relationship with their supervisor(s).
The research programme
In relation to the research programme, it is important for the student:
- to programme and undertake work according to an agreed timetable, and to keep relevant records of all aspects of the work in such a way that they can be accessed and understood by anyone with a legitimate need to see them;
- to take responsibility for the development of subject-specific research training and personal and professional skills, and to make positive use of the University's teaching and learning facilities, and opportunities for this development;
- to seek out and follow the regulations applying to the research programme, and to seek clarification, where necessary, and to be familiar with other regulations and policies relating to them, including health and safety, intellectual property, data handling and research integrity;
- to raise problems or difficulties with the relevant authority so that appropriate guidance may be offered;
- to carry out research with proper regard to good health and safety practices, and to be aware of the need for adequate health insurance and health precautions when travelling abroad;
- to understand the demands of a research degree and to devote sufficient time to study to make satisfactory progress and to complete each stage of the degree by the deadlines set out in the Examination Regulations;
- to work towards a suitable standard of written and spoken English for transfer and confirmation and for the final submission of the thesis.
It is for the student to ensure that competing demands on their time are minimised and to ensure that their supervisor is aware of, and approves, commitments (e.g. paid work, conferences) or time away that might impinge on the student's work.
Working with the supervisor
In order to make the most effective use of supervision, the student should endeavour to develop an appropriate working pattern, including an agreed and professional relationship with the supervisor(s). To facilitate this, the student should discuss with the supervisor the type of guidance and comment which they find most helpful, and agree a schedule of meetings. The student should also be aware of their joint responsibility with the supervisor to ensure that regular and frequent contact is maintained, and to be encouraged to take the initiative to maintain contact when necessary
In working with supervisors or other academic staff, students should also:
- recognise the demands made on a supervisor's time and the need to prepare adequately for meetings and to observe deadlines;
- accept the importance of constructive criticism within the supervisory relationship, and seek a full assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of any work;
- give full weight to any suggested guidance and corrective action proposed by the supervisor in the event of problems;
- co-operate with the supervisor to produce detailed parallel reports on progress at the end of each term via the Graduate Supervision Reporting System;
- discuss their skills training needs with the supervisor, both informally during regular supervisory contacts and formally at particular times as detailed in subject handbooks;
- make appropriate use of any guidance available relating to the student's career after successful completion of a research degree, for example, the Careers Service;
- inform the supervisor as soon as possible of any circumstance which might lead to interruption of study;
- where the student feels that there are good grounds for contemplating a change of supervision arrangements, discuss this with the existing supervisor, or, if this presents a difficulty, discuss this with the DGS or other appropriate officer or advisor, or with a college advisor.
Submission and completion
The requirements in relation to submission are set out in full in the Examination Regulations, however in particular it is essential for the student:
- to ensure that their written English is of the necessary standard for the submission of a thesis;
- to be prepared to defend the subject of the thesis in fluent English at the viva;
- to allow sufficient time for writing up and to pay particular attention to final proof reading;
- to decide when they wishe to submit the thesis for examination, having provided the supervisor with sufficient time to comment on the final draft and having taken account of the supervisor's opinion;
- to be aware of the necessary steps in the examination process and the timescales required.
Agreeing to supervise
In agreeing to supervise a research student, the supervisor must recognise and accept the responsibilities
both to the student and to the relevant department, faculty and division implicit in the supervisory relationship.
Prior to arrival and first meeting
Where possible, the supervisor should assign the student some directed reading before arrival. This might
be of a general background nature so as to put the student in a position to discuss the topic with the
supervisor soon after arrival, or it might form the start of a survey of current literature. The supervisor is
required to meet the student not later than the second week of Full Term.
The initial term
The supervisor should ensure, in co-operation with the student, that the main framework for the student's
work is established as speedily as possible during the first term.
This may include all or some of the following:
- the means by which the research student and supervisor(s) will communicate and how and when they will arrange regular meetings and monitor progress;
- the supervisor should co-ordinate advice and guidance, and ensure that respective responsibilitieswithin the supervisory team are clear both to academic colleagues and to the student;
- where a student undertakes research as part of a team or group, the supervisor should make clear the way in which the student's own contribution fits into the work of the remainder of the group.
- work to establish a clear project proposal with a good prospect of completion within the required time scale, and to identify the initial stages and early objectives of the project, taking account of the sponsor's requirements where appropriate;
- where completion of an initial research training course is required, identification of the structure, timetable and requirements of the course;
- preliminary identification by the student and supervisor(s) of the skills, knowledge and aptitudes (including English for Academic Purposes) which are likely to be required for the successful completion of the research programme, and arrangements for supporting their acquisition or development;
- identifying appropriate resources to support the research project and how these are to be accessed (including consumables, staffing and working facilities);
- where the student's research forms part of a funded research programme, the supervisor should ensure that sufficient financial support will be available for the duration of the student's period of study: if there is any doubt, they should agree with the student an alternative fallback project at an early stage;
- to ensure that appropriate health and safety training is undertaken by the student;
- to advise at an early stage on experimental design and the effective collection and storage of data;
- to draw to the student's attention the need to consider any ethical issues which may arise during their studies and any requirements for ethical approval (for further information see: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/curec/);
- to identify the advisors who will constitute the student's Thesis Committee and normally act in assessment of their transfer and confirmation of status.
The University does not stipulate (beyond the use of the term 'regularly') the number of meetings between research student and supervisor, which may be expected each term, since this will vary widely according to the subject, the individual, and the stage of the research reached. However, each department/faculty has been asked (via divisional codes of practice for supervision) to recommend a minimum frequency of formal supervisory contact for resident students and to state this on departmental websites. While variation from this figure is permissible, the onus will be on the student and supervisor jointly to agree to deviate from the recommendation. Within the NDM, students should meet with their supervisors at least once a fortnight, on average, across a year. The number of meetings held is reported termly to the DGS and it is not acceptable for students to have had no or very few meetings with a supervisor during a term. The University does not set down a common format for recording the outcomes of supervisory meetings, although it endorses the view that both supervisors and students should keep some record.
The University states that supervisors should:
- meet with the student regularly in accordance with divisional and departmental/ faculty guidelines and as agreed with the student;
- request written work as appropriate and in accordance with the plan discussed with the student and return submitted work with constructive criticism within a reasonable time;
- be accessible to the student at appropriate times when advice is needed and respond to requests for advice within a reasonable timescale;
- assist the student to work within a planned framework and timetable, (in particular by conducting regular reviews of the student's progress);
- monitor the student's ability to write a coherent account of their work in good English;
- avoid unnecessary delays in the progress of the research;
- pursue opportunities for the student to discuss their work with others in the wider academic community (including the presentation of research outcomes where relevant) at University, national and international level.
It is the responsibility of the supervisor to provide the student with regular information as to the student's progress (to ensure that the student feels properly directed and able to communicate with the supervisor), and, where problems arise, provide guidance and assistance as to necessary corrective action. The completion of the termly supervision report, to which both student and supervisor now contribute via Graduate Supervision Reporting, is mandatory for supervisors. Departments/faculties are responsible for taking any action required in cases of non-submission by supervisors. The discussion of the contents of the report should be viewed as part of a regular termly review of progress. Each report should also state the nature and extent of recent contact with the student, and, if there has been none, state why this is so (see above). At the end of the first term, the supervisor and student should review, not only academic progress, but also how well the student has adjusted to their new work environment, how well the environment is meeting their needs, and plans to remedy any deficiency. The supervisor should alert the Director of Graduate Studies to any problems experienced in supervising the student.
Cover for absence
The supervisor should avoid absence on leave or on business away from the student's supervisory context without appropriate temporary supervision having been arranged. (Leave will not normally be approved without such arrangements being in place.) Heads of department/faculty are told to take this requirement into account when managing requests for sabbatical leave.
The supervisor is expected to:
- have reasonable familiarity with institutional, national and international expectations relating to research environments, research supervision and research training (see especially the relevant section of the UK Quality Code);
- engage in continuing professional development to equip them to supervise research students, and to meet requirements for continuing professional development;
- assist the student with the preparation, timetable and submission of material relating to applications for transfer of status, for re-admission after completion of a preliminary research training or other course, and for confirmation of status, and to provide appropriate feedback, especially where the student has failed to meet the required standards;
- comment on thesis draft(s). It is unacceptable for supervisors to not comment on a thesis.
- advise the student on the timing of the submission of the thesis and to consult with the student in order to make recommendations for the appointment of examiners;
- encourage the student to obtain knowledge and information about career opportunities and to alert the student, where necessary, to other services provided within the University and elsewhere.
Health and safety
Supervisors of all students should consider carefully the safety implications of their students' research. Those supervising students are responsible for all aspects of safety under their control, and in particular for the safe conduct of all experiments carried out in the course of their students' research. In the event of an accident, inadequate supervision may render the supervisor liable to prosecution. Supervisors should also ensure that their students are aware that in the event of injury to other persons as a result of their negligence, the student could be subject to civil claims for damages. Advice on the legal responsibilities for safety may be obtained from the University Safety Officer. For their part, students must carry out research with proper regard to good health and safety practices. Supervisors and students should be aware of the need for adequate health insurance and health precautions when travelling abroad. In case of doubt, reference should be made to the University Medical Officer.
- Primary responsibility is to support of the welfare and progression of graduate students.
- To act as the first point of contact where differences of opinion arise between supervisor and student.
- To ensure that students are aware of all University requirements and that relevant administrative matters (transfer & confirmation of status, appointment of examiners etc.) are completed in good time.
- Provides general advice on the organisation, development and delivery of NDM DPhil and MSc programmes and on the facilities and framework of support for NDM graduate students.
- Responds, with feedback from student representatives, to communications and consultations from other parts of the University on any aspect of NDM graduate studies.
- All local Assistant DGSs for NDM Units are members of the Graduate Studies Committee.
- To provide support to the student independent of the Department.
- To deal with matters relating to hardship.
- Provide additional support to the student experiencing any problems or difficulties in the NDM/NDM Unit, and/or with the supervisor or
- Provided additional support for any matters relating to issues other than work/study.
The word limit for DPhil theses in NDM is 50,000 words (excluding bibliography, appendices, diagrams and tables).
Further information about preparing your thesis can be found:
- MSD Graduate School (under Research Degree Examinations > The Thesis)
- GSO.20a (notes of guidance for research examinations for students submitting their thesis)
- Research examinations (key regulations and how to submit your thesis)
Feedback on learning and assessment
You will be working very closely with your supervisory team and they will be providing regular informal and more formal feedback throughout your DPhil career. Within the NDM, students should meet with their supervisors at least once a fortnight, on average, across a year.
Upon arrival in the Department, each student should be allocated at least two supervisors; a primary supervisor within the Department and a second supervisor who will give additional support independently or in conjunction with, the first.
Each student will also have a Thesis Committee, consisting of two other academics who can provide a reference point for the student and guidance where needed additional to the core support given by the direct supervisory team. The Thesis Committee should meet once in the student’s first term at Oxford, to discuss the project, and at this meeting the student and the two advisors who are members of the Thesis Committee will be joined by the supervisor(s). The Thesis Committee will meet again for transfer of status,but this time without the supervisor; and a final time for confirmation of status, again without the supervisor(s) being present. However, a Thesis Committee can additionally meet whenever might be useful for a student and/or their supervisor(s).
You will be asked to submit a termly online progress report via Student Self Service.
Your self assessment report will be complemented by your supervisors own report on your performance in the current reporting period, and any concerns they have. GSR will alert you by email when your supervisor or DGS has completed your report and it is available for you to view.
Use this opportunity to:
- Review and comment on your academic progress during the current reporting period
- Measure your progress against the timetable and requirements of your programme of study
- Identify skills developed and training undertaken or required (within the self-assessment report for taught programmes, and via the TNA form in GSR for research programmes)
- List your engagement with the academic community
- Raise concerns or issues regarding your academic progress to your supervisor
- Outline your plans for the next term (where applicable)
Students and supervisors are reminded that having a positive student-supervisor relationship is an important factor in student success. Research suggests that one of the strongest predictors of postgraduate completion is having expectations met within the student-supervisor relationship.
Examination regulations for this course are covered by Research Degrees in the Medical Sciences Division.
Good academic practice and avoiding plagiarism
You should familiarise yourself with the following documents and resources at the start of your course:
- The University's code of practice concerning academic integrity of which the Academic good practice guide a practical guide PDF document is very useful.
- Research integrity
- As an NDM student, you must take the online course 'Avoiding Plagiarism 1: Oxford University certification course'
- By following the citation principles and practices in place in your subject area, you will develop a rigorous approach to academic referencing and avoid inadvertent plagiarism. Cases of apparently deliberate plagiarism, while happily infrequent in the University, are taken extremely seriously, and where examiners suspect that this has occurred, they bring the matter to the attention of the Proctors. Your attention is drawn to the Student's Handbook (section 7.8)
Skills and learning development
Academic progress is assessed and managed by passing milestones and working through the stages of your DPhil career.
Learning development and skills
As a member of the Medical Sciences Division, you will have access to the MSD Skills Training programme which provides courses, workshops and resources to support postgraduate research student and early career researcher development. The NDM also offers a full seminar programme.
At NDM you will receive:
- An overview of the department and of your studies at the NDM Induction Breakfast
- Health & Safety inductions to any labs and buildings that you will need access to
- Access to labs and buildings
- IT setup
NDM students are based in many different buildings in centres across the University and in overseas units, so you will need to contact reception at any of the buildings to arrange access if you haven't been contacted already.
Contact details can be found by following the links below:
Opportunities for skills training and development
Training is open to all Graduate Research Students. The Department and Division seek to equip all Graduate Research Students with a comprehensive set of transferable and research skills. The aim is to maximise each researcher’s potential, enabling participants to see beyond the day-to-day demands of their own research. Students build the foundation for a successful career through communication, networking and team-building as well as through excelling in their own research area. As a guide, the Research Councils recommend that graduate students spend 10 days a year on additional skills training.
Compulsory courses for NDM students
Within their first term, NDM Students must:
- complete the online course on Avoiding Plagiarism (Weblearn)
- complete a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) form. The TNA will be used to identify the skills you students wish to develop and explore during their research journey/career.
Over the course of their DPhil, the University expects its Graduates to develop skills in the following areas:
- Research Skills and Techniques: an advanced knowledge of your field, critical analysis, the ability to recognise and validate problems, the development of hypotheses and concepts.
- Research Environment: an awareness of context, rights and data protection, good practice, health and safety, funding and exploitation.
- Research Management: understand project management, the use of information and other resources, and the use of information technology.
- Personal Effectiveness: willingness to learn and acquire knowledge, creativity, innovation, self-awareness, self-discipline, motivation, thoroughness, recognition of boundaries and appropriate use of support, initiative and self-reliance.
- Communication Skills: contribution to public understanding, support of others, defend results in public arena and viva, write clearly and appropriately.
- Networking and Team Building: develop co-operative networks and good working relationships, understand the impact of our own behaviour, listen, give and receive feedback.
- Career Management: Understand the need and show continued professional development, take ownership of career, transfer skills, present skills effectively
Training Needs Analysis
Students are required to complete a training needs analysis (TNA), in consultation with their supervisors, at various points during their studies. The purpose of completing the TNA form is to help students assess their skill level and identify training that is required. Students should complete the TNA form at the following points during their studies:
- During the first term after admission
- Transfer of Status
- Confirmation of Status
TNA forms can be completed online using Graduate Supervision Reporting (accessed via student Self Service): www.ox.ac.uk/students/selfservice
The University Language Centre offers a number of courses in various languages to students. Students may register for a variety of courses on English for Academic Studies at very low costs to the student. These courses are open to all non-native speaking members of the University.
For more information please visit the Language Centre’s website: www.lang.ox.ac.uk
Employability and careers information and advice
The Careers Service at Oxford University reports that 6 months after leaving Oxford, postgraduate research students at NDM are on average earning £31,000 with 83.8% in employment and a further 11% in further study (e.g. Graduate Entry Medicine).
Our services for researches portal contains careers advice specifically for DPhil students.
The careers service also offers one-to-one sessions including regular sessions at the Old Road Campus.
Student representation, evaluation and feedback
The NDM Graduate Student Committee is led by research students, for research students. All research students can notify their NDM Institute/Centre/Unit’s, or any, member of the student committee of an issue they wish to have raised. The student committee provides a forum for students to communicate more effectively with the departmental administration with the objective of improving service delivery for students.
The student committee was established in TT2017 and is still recruiting members. Its current composition is www.ndm.ox.ac.uk/ndm-graduate-student-committee
Division and University representation
The DPhil student body will elect two representatives each year who will sit on the Departmental Graduate Studies Committee and the Divisional Joint Consultative Committee. These representatives will also act as Chairs for the NDM Student Committee.
Opportunities to provide evaluation and feedback
We welcome feedback from students at any time which can be submitted to the Graduate Studies Manager and/or your student rep. You are also encouraged to forward feedback, comments, suggestions etc to the Student Committee who can then bring this to the attention of the Graduate Studies Committee.
Student life and support
Who to contact for help
If you need advice or help, we are here for you and would strongly encourage you to talk to someone as soon as possible to ensure that it is dealt with quickly.
At NDM any of the following people are happy for you to contact them about any issues that you may have, academic or otherwise and if they can't help, will be able to advise you on who would be able to:
- Assistant Graduate Advisor
- Director of Graduate Studies: Professor Robert Gilbert
- Graduate Studies Manager: Lettitia Derrington
- Student Rep
You can also access all of the central University services.
Complaints and appeals
When you start at NDM you will be added to local mailing lists where you will receive information about local events, clubs and societies. The central University has a guide and an A-Z of clubs and societies wider afield.
Policies and regulations
All students conducting research involving human participants are expected to apply for Ethical Clearance.
Data Protection and Confidentiality Policy
NDM DPhil students are bound by the Data Protection policies of the Units where they are working. Students should discuss data protection and confidentiality policies with their supervisors, and ensure that they are aware of the policies that govern their research.
Health and Safety Inductions
NDM Students should attend a Health and Safety induction for each Unit where they will be working. The inductions are set up by your supervisor or Unit Administrator and are usually completed within the first month of your degree. If you have any issues with inductions or building access, please contact the Graduate Studies Manager in the first instance.
University Policy on Conflict of Interest
The University has a policy to address conflicts of interest so as to ensure that its activities and those of its staff and students are seen to be conducted to the highest standards of ethics and integrity.
Maternity and Paternity Policy
DPhil students are automatically entitled to suspend their studies for up to 3 terms (1 year) of maternity leave. Terms of maternity leave do not have to be taken consecutively when sharing parental leave, but do have to be taken within 12 months of the birth and any unused terms may not be taken at a later date.
Students who hold Research Council or other sponsoring body awards must align their periods of University and funding body leave. Where there is a conflict of interest between the two policies, the sponsoring body's policy will be followed.
Students based in NDM whose sponsor does not allow for payment of stipend during maternity leave are entitled to up to two terms' stipend from the Department.
Students should contact the Graduate Studies Manager for more information.
Opportunites to teach (PDF) Guidelines on teaching opportunities for DPhil students in the Medical Sciences Division.
Social spaces and facilities
Most of the buildings that you will be working in will have cafes and flexible spaces for relaxing and studying.
You will also be able to make use of the mobile bike repair services that are offered around the university including the Old Road Campus.
Workspace will be allocated according to individual circumstances. If undertaking experimental work, you will be provided with bench space in a laboratory. If undertaking theoretical research, you will have shared office space.
The Knowledge Centre on the Old Road Campus site has a range of books and journals in the fields of public health, cancer services and diabetes. The computer suite provides access to all the electronic journals and databases available on the University network. There is a space for quiet study and group discussion, in addition advice and help can be sought from the outreach librarians.
The Cairns Library is the largest branch of the Health Care Libraries and is situated in the John Radcliffe Hospital, a short walk away from Old Road Campus. Further information about the libraries can be accessed at www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/medicine
The Radcliffe Science Library is the main science reference library of the University of Oxford. It supports the teaching and research needs of the science departments across the University. The Library subscribes to many journals published overseas, most of which are in English. It holds strong collections of books and journals in the biological sciences, computing science, experimental psychology, history of science, mathematics, medicine and the physical sciences. Good provision is made of scientific reference books, bibliographies, dictionaries and encyclopaedias. Scientific doctoral theses submitted for degrees at Oxford are deposited in the library. There is a considerable amount of older material, especially from the 19th century contained in the library. Further information is available here: www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/science
There is a wealth of exciting materials available in the many gardens, libraries and museums around Oxford University for students and researchers.
Digital collections are also available such as:
Your IT setup should be discussed as part of your building induction with each building having their own IT support team.
Getting started: IT information including your Single Sign On (SSO) and emails etc
NDM is based across multiple local sites, including the John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals, and the University of Oxford’s Old Road Campus – one of the largest centres for biomedical research in Europe. With over £200M invested in capital projects and research infrastructure over the past decade, this rapidly growing campus provides a vibrant, highly interactive environment for research development, and career development for young scientists.