PE&RC First years weekend

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PE&RC First years weekend

Friday 6 - Sunday 8 April 2018

Scope

The idea of this weekend is to make PhD candidates more familiar with what to expect during the PhD track and how to avoid major catastrophes and disappointments. Focus will be on the PhD process and pitfalls you can encounter along the way as well as the criteria for a successful PhD within 4 years. Furthermore you will be informed about the PhD Programme itself and the role that the Graduate School plays as a process facilitator. Finally, the weekend is meant to get to know fellow PhDs and learn from them how they tackle issues. In this way PhDs will be able to identify themselves within a larger group of PhDs who they can turn to in the future. This is of particular importance for the foreign PhDs but also for Dutch PhDs who are not from Wageningen. Thus, significant time will be spent on leisure and social activities.

(Preliminary) Programme
 
Friday 6 April 2018
08:30 Registration & Welcome (to be determined)
08:45 - 10:00 Departure to Hotel de Bosrand in Ede (Bosrand 28, 6718 ZN Ede, tel. +31(0)318650150)
10:00 - 10:15 Arrival at Conference Hotel De Werelt in Lunteren
  • Get settled
  • Coffee
10:15 - 11:00 Who is who? Presenting yourself with a PhD-shirt
11:00 - 11:45 PE&RC and the PhD Programme
  • PE&RC Mission, research themes, participating groups
  • Structure / organization
  • Tasks
  • The PE&RC PhD Programme: Timelines, the TSP (Guidelines and value), Support and facilitation in the PhD programme/process
11:45 - 13:00 Communication: A basis for good science
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 17:00 The Duplo Game: Communication, Planning and Management
  • Workshop on working in a team and issues that are related to this (responsibilities, collaboration, (intercultural) communication and deadlines)
15:00 Coffee / Tea during the game
17:30 - 18:30 Drinks in the bar / Leisure time
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
19:30 - approx. 21:00 The Fun of Science
21:00 Free evening / Drinks at the bar

 

Saturday 7 April 2018
08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 10:45 Scientific communication: Scientific publishing
  • Lecture
  • Assignment on teamwork
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee / Tea
11:15 - 13:00 The PhD trip: Time frame and challenges along the way
  • Issues at stake
  • Preparation Sunday Workshop
  • Splitting up into groups and intro outdoor activity and info about assignment with last-year PhDs
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:00 Outdoor Activity
16:00 - 17:00 Coffee / Tea / Drinks @ to be determined
17:00 - 17:45 Walk back to Hotel de Bosrand - Interaction with last years PhD candidates
17:45 - 18:30 Drinks and free time
18:30 - 19:45 Dinner
19:45 - 20:00 The PE&RC PhD Council (PPC) (Chair PPC)
20:00 - 20:30 PhD Quiz organised by the PE&RC PhD Council (PPC)
20:30 Leisure activities and drinks: those that have interesting games (cards, monopoly, etc.) please bring them along!

 

Sunday 8 April 2018
08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
09:30 - 11:00 Workshop: The PhD trip: A rat race, a steeplechase or a smooth drive? / How do I finish in 4 years?
11:00 Coffee / Tea during the workshop
12:30 - 13:00 "Everything you wanted to know about doing a PhD but were afraid to ask"
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 Departure back home

 

Target group

This weekend is primarily meant for PhDs in the first phase (first 1.5 years) of their PhD.

Location

The weekend will be held at Hotel de Bosrand in Ede (Bosrand 28, 6718 ZN Ede, tel. +31(0)318650150).

Fees

The weekend is free of charge for all PE&RC PhD candidates (all others pay 175 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. Also bring along sportswear. Food and drinks are catered for. Beverages are on your own account.

More information

Claudius van de Vijver
Phone: +31 (0) 317 485116
Email: claudius.vandevijver@wur.nl

Lennart Suselbeek
Phone: +31 (0) 317 485426
Email: lennart.suselbeek@wur.nl

Amber Heijboer
Phone: +31 (0) 20 525 7451
Email: a.heijboer@uva.nl

Registration

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