Supervision and Training

Supervision arrangements

Each student has a course supervisor appointed by the Faculty Board from the beginning of his or her studies. Students meet regularly with their supervisors, who will offer individual instruction or arrange for tutorials with other teachers, and will provide advice about lectures and other aspects of the student’s programme. It is possible to request a change of supervisors, and to have joint supervision if this is justified by the nature of the student’s research.Course supervisors provide reports on the progress of each of their students to the Director of Graduate Studies three times a year, at the end of each term. Copies of these reports are also forwarded to the student’s College, and may be discussed with the College advisor. Student self-assessments are expected in the middle of the third term; these are not for confidential matters, but to help each student evaluate his or her own progress. Confidential comments on the programme may be conveyed to the Chair of the Faculty Board or to the Director of Graduate Studies on the form provided with the self-report forms.

Graduate students are encouraged to become acquainted with students at other institutions and with the linguistics profession generally. Some limited funds are available to defray the cost of attending linguistics conferences and workshops. Graduate seminars regularly have speakers from outside Oxford, and the Oxford Linguistic Circle sponsors invited presentations twice a term.

For more information please refer to the section ‘General Information: Supervisors’ in the Graduate Students Handbook.

Training and support

A range of training and support facilities are available to graduate students:

Divisional training information (including Humanities training
framework)
https://www.humanities.ox.ac.uk/researcher-development-support
OUCS (Oxford University Computing Services) http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/itlp/
OULS (Oxford University Library Services) http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/
Language Centre http://www.lang.ox.ac.uk/
Careers Service http://www.careers.ox.ac.uk/

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