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.
|Saturday xxx 2017|
|09:00||Arrival and Registration (with coffee/tea)|
|09:30 - 10:30||Putting an end to your PhD – sharing your major hurdles for finishing (Lennart Suselbeek)|
|10:30 - 11:00||Coffee break|
|11:00 - 12:30||The end of the PhD (continued) + first steps towards the future (Lennart Suselbeek)|
|12:30 - 13:30||Lunch|
|13:30 - 15:00||Career Perspectives - Invited talks by PE&RC Alumni
|15:00 - 16:00||Forest Walk with PE&RC Alumni to pick their brains|
|16:00 - 17:00||Drinks @ Restaurant de Goudsberg|
|17:00 - 17:45||Walk back to Conference Hotel de Werelt - Interaction with first 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) (Anneloes Groenenboom, vice-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 xxx 2017|
|08:30 - 09:30||Breakfast|
|09:30 - 10:00||Introduction to Workshop: “Into the Future” (Lennart Suselbeek & Jessica Tummers)|
|10:00 - 12:00||Workshop: What makes you tick? What have you learnt? What do you still need to learn and where will you learn it? (Group work)|
|12:00 - 13:00||Presentations about future plans|
|13:00 - 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00||Back home to finish your PhD|
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 Conference Centre De Werelt in Lunteren (Westhofflaan 2, 6741 KH Lunteren).
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.
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.
Phone: +31 (0) 317 485426
Claudius van de Vijver
Phone: +31 (0) 317 485116
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