PE&RC Last years weekend - October 2021

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PE&RC Last years weekend 

Friday 22 - Saturday 23 October 2021

Hotel De Bosrand - Ede

The idea of this "weekend" is to prepare PhD candidates in the last years of their track for the specific challenges that await them. Among these challenges are the preparation of a thesis, meeting the deadlines associated with thesis defence and the choice of a further career inside or outside science. Next to this attention to the challenges, participants are offered the opportunity to reflect on the years spent obtaining a PhD: what have they learned, what have they not learned, what do they want to pursue in the future. Furthermore, the idea is to create a situation where participants will be able to meet their peers, who are also working on the last phase and to whom they can turn for questions and advice. As in the first years weekend, significant time will be spent on leisure and social activities. Finally, the programme is designed to offer opportunities for interaction between first years and last years PhD candidates.  

(Preliminary) Programme
Day 1 
11:00 - 11:30 Arrival and Registration (with coffee/tea)
11:30 - 12:30 Putting an end to your PhD - Practicalities in the last phase
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Sharing your major hurdles for finishing the PhD
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee / Tea break
15:30 - 17:00 Workshop: Defending your thesis
17:00 - 18:00 Drinks in the bar
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
19:30 - 21:30 Career Perspectives – Networking session with PE&RC Alumni
21:00 - ... Leisure activities and drinks


Day 2
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 10:30 Workshop: Into the Future - Part 1
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee / Tea break
11:00 - 12:30 Workshop: Your job interview pitch
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Workshop: Into the Future - Part 2
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee / Tea break
15:30 - 17:00 Presentations about future plans
17:00 - 17:30 Wrap-up
17:30 - 19:00 Farewell drinks and dinner


Target group

The "weekend" is meant for all PE&RC PhDs that are in the final two years of their PhD track.


The "weekend" will be held at Parkhotel De Bosrand (Bosrand 28, 6718 ZN Ede).


The "weekend" is free of charge for all PE&RC PhD candidates (all others pay 100 euros). Do note that beverages are on your own account.

Logistical issues

Bring outdoor clothing and a rain coat, since we will be taking a walk in the forest. Food and drinks are catered for. Beverages are on your own account.

More information

Sabine Vreeburg
Phone: +31 (0) 317 489 853

Claudius van de Vijver
Phone: +31 (0) 317 485116


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