IT Services

Courses and Events



1.1. Looking for a course?

We provide learning technology courses to members of the University. Topics cover all aspects of information technology and its use in education. Our departmental and faculty inductions and seminars are tailored towards the needs of each discipline.

You can browse the IT Learning Programme course schedule either through our A-Z listing, or using the list of Upcoming courses. Our course calendar is available to download as a PDF document.

Our courses run throughout the academic year. Most courses consist of a series of short talks with demonstrations, followed by practical exercises.


Beginners IT - An introduction to the world of computing
Plagiarism: Turnitin User Group
EndNote: An introduction Find funding
Spreadsheets: Essential techniques for working with data
WebLearn: Fundamentals
Agent-based modelling: An introduction to modelling behaviours in your research
Databases: Concepts of database design
Digital images: Photoshop - an introduction
Nexus: Introduction to Outlook 2010


2.1. Events

LTG organise and run events which are open to members of the University and external guests. The events we run:

Archive of previous events.


Research Data Management

Following the success of last term’s courses, IT Services’ Research Support Team is running a further series of research data management training events, in collaboration with the University’s Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions. The courses provide an overview of some key issues that everyone working with research data (of whatever kind) needs to consider, hints and tips for making life easier, and information about further resources and support available.

Keeping On Top of Your Research Data  (Social Sciences Division)

Wednesday 7th May 2014 (2nd week Trinity Term), 3pm-4pm, Seminar Room A, Manor Road Building

A one-hour session for social sciences graduate students and researchers, offering some practical strategies for staying in control of your research data.

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Research Data Management: An Overview

Monday 12th May 2014 (3rd week Trinity Term), 12.30pm-1.30pm, Colin Matthew Room, Radcliffe Humanities

A lunchtime taster session for humanities graduate students and researchers.

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Preparing Your Research Data for the Future: What You Can do Now to Avoid Problems Later (Social Sciences Division)

Monday 19th May 2014 (4th week Trinity Term), 3pm-5pm, Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building

A 2-hour course for social sciences graduate students and researchers, focusing on long-term data management strategies.

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Preparing Your Research Material for the Future: What You Can Do Now to Avoid Problems Later (Humanities Division)

Monday 9th June 2014 (7th week Trinity Term), 2pm-4pm, Colin Matthew Room, Radcliffe Humanities

A 2-hour course for humanities graduate students and researchers, focusing on long-term strategies for the management of data and other research material.

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In collaboration with ITLP, the Research Support Team is also hosting the Things To Do With Data

lunchtime talk series, happening at IT Services, Banbury Road on Wednesdays throughout Trinity Term.

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Learning at Work Week

learningatworkweekbannerweb“Learning at Work Week” is a national annual awareness campaign to promote and support workplace learning. All University staff are invited to sample our many ways to learn from a range of face to face sessions, downloadable podcasts and on-line learning material. See the schedule of courses for the week on the Learn at Work 2014 Courses page.



The OxTALENT annual awards recognise members of the University who have made innovative use of IT in order to:

  • Foster learning and academic practice at either undergraduate or postgraduate level;
  • Develop more effective links between teaching and research; or
  • Improve impact through outreach and public engagement.

Awards can be given either to individuals or to groups, and there are awards for innovations by students as well as staff.

Awards ceremony: Wednesday 18th June