PE&RC Last years weekend - July 2020

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PE&RC Last years weekend

Friday 10 - Saturday 11 July 2020

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
09:00 - 09:30 Arrival and Registration (with coffee/tea)
09:30 - 10:15 The PE&RC PhD T-shirt 3.0
10:15 - 11:00 Putting an end to your PhD - Practicalities in the last phase
11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 - 12:30 Sharing your major hurdles for finishing the PhD
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 Workshop: Into the Future - Part 1
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee / Tea break
15:00 - 17:00 Career Perspectives - Speed dates with PE&RC Alumni
17:00 - 18:30 Drinks in the bar
18:30 - 20:00 Dinner
20:00 - 21:00 PhD Pub Quiz organised by the PE&RC PhD Council (PPC)
21:00 - ... Leisure activities and drinks: those that have interesting games (cards, monopoly, etc.) please bring them along!


09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 - 12:30 Workshop: Into the Future - Part 2
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 Prepare presentation for future plans
14:00 - 15:30 Presentations about future plans
15:30 - 16:30 Farewell drinks with all groups together
16:30 Back home to finish your PhD


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 in Ede (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

Lennart Suselbeek
Phone: +31 (0) 317 485426

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

Amber Heijboer
Phone: +31 (0) 20 525 7451


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