Researcher Training tool: Overview

What it does

The Researcher Training tool (which was formerly known as the Student Enrolment System (or SES)) is a discovery and enrolment tool offering an extensive range of courses and courses from all of the university's graduate training providers. These are:

The tool is available to all staff and students of the university, however, the primary focus is on graduate students and post-doctoral researchers.

For courses offered by MPLS and Social Sciences this tool is used to manage the sign up work-flow. For all other training providers, the tool acts as a launch-pad into a separate registration system. At the bottom of each course information page there is either a 'Sign up' button or a link to the relevant external system.

In MPLS the tool is also used for course sign-up and includes academic courses, research, teaching, transferable skills and career development training. These courses make up the Graduate Academic Programme from which you and your supervisor are able to tailor a customised training programme to suit your individual needs and interests.

The departments that form the MPLS academic division are: Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Materials, Mathematics, Physics, Plant Sciences, Statistics, Zoology, the Oxford eResearch Centre, and the Doctoral Training Centres in the Life Sciences Interface, Systems Biology, and Systems Approaches to Biomedical Science.

Social Sciences (SSD) also use the tool for course sign-up and is available to all graduate students to register for courses and courses that are shared across the social science departments and for activities coordinated by the SSD divisional office.

The departments that form the SSD academic division are: Anthropology, Archaeology, Economics, Education, Interdisciplinary Area Studies, International Development, Law, Oxford Internet Institute, Politics and International Relations, Said Business School, Social Policy and Intervention, Sociology, School of Geography and the Environment.

Using This Help

There are three types of users within the Researcher Training tool. Please choose from the following user types in order to navigate around the help documentation.

Students and Researchers

Course Administrators Guide

Supervisors Guide