The Department of Biochemistry encourages everyone to attend appropriate training courses to further their personal development and to acquire new knowledge and skills. Your line manager will give you more guidance on eligibility and suitability of the courses available.

You should ensure that you have approval from your line manager before making bookings which require your physical attendance, however when booking on-line courses, please use your discretion.


Training Providers

The Oxford Learning Institute (OLI) provides voluntary courses for university and college staff. Coverage includes teaching and learning, leadership and management, and personal development.

The IT Learning Programme deliver a full range of IT and information skills courses. Courses are open to all University members.

The Oxford University Language Centre offers members of the University and Colleges foreign language courses and self-study options

The Medical Sciences Division run a number of skills training courses, these are available to all graduate research students, research staff and post-doctoral fellows.

There are a range of teaching development pathways for academics and researchers who are seeking opportunities for continuing professional development. For more information please see

The Safety Office offer a wide range of courses, please see for more details.

The Department for Continuing Education offers over 800 courses per year, across a full range of subject areas.

Bodleian iSkills is a programme of workshops (including Open Access) designed to help you to make effective use of library and other information resources in print and online

For a comprehensive list of training resources available to employees please see


Recommended courses

The Oxford Learning Institute (OLI) run an online general induction course for new staff.

The History of the University is an illustrated talk which gives an insight into the structures and traditions of the University

The OLI hold a welcome event for new research staff, it is an opportunity to find out about career and professional development opportunities, and to meet other new researchers

Introducing Unconscious Bias is an online introduction to understanding the subject and its relevance to working life (approximately 15 minutes). You do not need to book with the Learning Institute to take this introductory course. .

Challenging Behaviour: Dealing with bullying and harassment. This self-study online course has been designed to raise awareness of potential bullying and harassment in the workplace. To find out more please see

Equality and diversity is an on-line course designed to help you reflect on equality and diversity issues as they affect you in your role at the University.

The Recruitment and Selection Course for Chairs of Recruitment Panels covers: your role as Chair; the legal framework; and the recruitment procedure. There are no assignments, but you will be asked in some places to reflect on how you would respond in certain situations. The course should take around an hour.

The Academic leadership development programme (ALDP) is for academics who have successfully completed their probation and whose research is now well-established so that they have the capacity possibly to broaden the role that they play. ALDP explores academic leadership at Oxford and seeks, in particular, to encourage the participation of those from demographic groups currently under-represented in leadership roles at Oxford, including women and those from ethnic minorities. All applicants must have the support of their Head of Department or Chair of Faculty Board, or equivalent.

The Information Security Awareness Module aims to provide you with a better appreciation of common security risks, and where to find out more about the University's Information Security policies, courses and further information access is via your single sign-on account.

If you have any general queries, please contact the Deputy Administrator (Personnel) on 13203, or email to




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