Postgraduate taught programmes (PGT) face unique challenges, requiring tailored approaches and solutions. A number of innovative approaches have been developed across the university and Oxford Postgraduate Teaching Network (OPTN) offers an opportunity to share that expertise and to develop new solutions.
The OPTN brings together academic and learning support staff involved in postgraduate taught programmes to share good practice, and provide resources and support for course design, teaching, delivery and assessment methods.
The OPTN was piloted in the Medical Sciences Division (MSD) in the 2020-21 academic year, in a collaboration between the Centre for Teaching and Learning and MSD teaching staff.
In 2021-22 it expanded to include the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division (MPLS).