Information for Current Students

Transferable Skills Training

It is expected that students complete a variety of transferable skills training courses throughout their time in the CDT.

Details of courses available can be found below.

Transferable skills courses on offer in Oxford

Transferable skills courses on offer at Imperial College London


Welfare and Wellbeing

Students are always welcome at any time to discuss their concerns with the CDT Director, Co-Directors, CDT Administrator, Academic Administrator and any other member of the department they feel comfortable with. There are also a number of trained Mental Health First Aiders who you can contact at the Mathematical Institute, Statistics, and at Maths at Imperial College London.

Other sources of advice and help at Oxford

  • Every graduate student at Oxford has a College Adviser, who is an academic member of their College who can offer general academic or pastoral advice. Colleges also have welfare officers and chaplains available to members of the College about any matter of concern. 
  • Peer Supporters are available in colleges and departments to talk with students informally about any issue or problem they may be experiencing.  There are also Peers of Colour, Rainbow Peers, and Disability Diversity Peers available. Information on contacting a peer supporter or training to become one is available through the website. Peer supports are carefully selected and trained for their role, and receive ongoing support and supervision from the University Counselling Service.
  • Student Counselling Service run a wide range of workshops and have a range of self-help podcasts which may be helpful in managing your mental health and wellbeing. Students are able to self-refer to the counselling service. Please note that you are eligible to refer yourself to, and use, the Counselling Service during a period of suspension. 
  • If you'd prefer to access support outside the university, the Mathematical Institute has partnered with Validium to provide an extensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), accessible to post-graduate research students. They are able to provide services such as counselling, legal information, money & debt advice, health & wellbeing support.
  • Student Resolution Service: Trained mediators offering confidential support to students experiencing conflict, e.g. Accommodation issues, Noise complaints, Inter-personal conflict, research group conflict.
  • Nightline is an independent listening, support and information service run for and by students of Oxford and Oxford Brookes universities. Available 8pm-8am Monday to Sunday, 0th week to 9th week during Oxford University term time.
  • Oxford University Student Union offer an independent advice and information service for Oxford University students.    
  • University of Oxford information for students on health and welfare
  • NHS Oxfordshire Talking Therapies: a free, confidential NHS service for adults in Oxfordshire, for people when they're feeling stressed, anxious or low

Other sources of advice and help at Imperial


Student Handbooks

Complaints and disciplinary policies

Oxford UniversityStudent Conduct and Complaints and academic appeals

Imperial College LondonAppeal and Complaints Procedures

All registered students of the College are subject to the Regulations for Students, the College Academic and Examination Regulations and such other regulations that the College may approve from time to time. 

Harassment and Conflict

All members of the University of Oxford are expected to treat each other fairly and with respect, courtesy and consideration. If you feel that you have recently experienced harassment, there are a number of people who are available to help. The University of Oxford’s harassment advisor network has advisors available to talk through your situation. Other sources of advice include college Deans or Welfare staff, a Director of Graduate StudiesPeer Supporters, Peers of Colour or Rainbow Peers or the Oxford SU Student Advice Service. The Oxford Student Resolution Service: Trained mediators offering confidential support to students experiencing conflict, e.g. Accommodation issues, Noise complaints, Inter-personal conflict, research group conflict. The Mathematical Institute has a number of advisors who can be found via The Oxford Statistics Departmental advisors on matters of harassment are Ms Hannah Harrison or Dr Neil Laws

No forms of bullying or harassment are tolerated at Imperial. If you experience bullying or harassment, there are different options for you to consider and you can get advice and support before you decide what you want to do.