Virtual Open Day 2022

The DTP will hold a Virtual Open Day on Wednesday 30th November 2022 at 11am to 12.30


We offer up to 20 fully funded studentships per year to candidates who want to study for a PhD in an Environmental Science.  This can be Biology, Atmospheric Physics, Earth Sciences, Geography, Archaeological Science, Engineering, Chemistry and Maths, or any combination of those. That means that all course fees are paid and students receive a grant for living costs, of around £18,000 per year along with a research grant of £8000 to go towards project and training costs.

Anyone thinking about applying to study with us is welcome to attend, and the event is free of charge.  Come and join us to find out more about what a Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) is, what's involved in the training programme, and how to apply.  This year we are continuing with the pilot scheme to anonymise applications process with the aim of removing unconscious bias from the application process as part of the drive towards being more inclusive and attracting a more diverse cohort. By attending the Open Day you will also be able to find out more about our admissions workshop on 13th and 14th December.


If you would like to join us, please register for the event so we can share links and passwords with you.  You can register here 


2-day Admissions Workshop - all expenses paid - 13th and 14th December 2022

We are also offering a two-day admissions workshop in December hosted by St Hugh's College, and aimed at students who might not normally consider applying to Oxford, or who have been disadvantaged during their education.  The aim is to demystify Oxford and the admissions process, find out more about what makes a good application, what assessors are looking for, how to write a good CV, participate in an interview workshop and meet current academics and students. Explore Oxford, and get to know your way around, before you make your application.  Admission to the workshop is limited, and based on the merits of each candidate taking into account their individual context.  Priority will be given to state educated candidates for whom at least one of the following is true:

  • have ever been in care
  • have been a young carer
  • have been eligible for free school meals
  • come from a low-income background
  • belong to an ethnic group that is under-represented at Oxford (Black or Mixed Black, Bangladeshi or Mixed Bangladeshi, and Pakistani or Mixed Pakistani)
  • be the first generation in your family to go to university

The outline for the workshop is as follows:

Day 1 Day 2

11am Start

Morning Session

  • Welcome & ice breaker
  • What is a DTP anyway?
  • The application process step-by-step
  • How to approach supervisors
  • What assessors are looking for in an application

Lunch and mixer with some staff and potential supervisors

Afternoon Session

  • Treasure Hunt round Oxford
  • CV Workshop


  • Pizza evening
  • Free time (World Cup streaming available)

9am Start

Morning Session

  • What is imposter syndrome?
  • Interview workshop &  how to sell your experience
  • Interview practise
  • Wrap-up and Q&A

Lunch and mixer with current students

2pm finish







Some elements of the workshop will be filmed.

Please apply using this form

Deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 5th December.  This workshop is possible because of generous funding by NERC.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with