PhD education and training

Education and training for PhD candidates of the Graduate School of Life Sciences is provided by the PhD Course Centre and the disciplinary PhD Programmes.

Starting from 2018, the PhD Course Centre needs to charge course participants a modest fee. We will handle two types of course fees: one for internal PhD candidates and one for external participants. Please note that you can use your personal course budget of €400/year (€1,600 max) to pay for these courses. This budget is managed by your department (faculty of Science/Veterinary Medicine) or your Division (UMC Utrecht).

PhD Course Centre

E.g., 01/17/2018
Friday 9 March 2018 09:00 to Friday 20 April 2018 12:00
This course offers practical guidelines for a successful approach of your (future) writing task.
Tuesday 13 March 2018 09:30 to 12:00
Managing your data is a basic research skill. It concerns the preparation, handling and storing of research data. This workshop teaches you that skill.
Wednesday 14 March 2018 09:00 to 12:00
Do you want to make sure your LinkedIn profile represents the best version of your professional self?
Thursday 15 March 2018 10:00 to Thursday 22 March 2018 17:00
You will learn a step-by-step method to organize your content into a clear and compelling story that forms a solid base for writing or presenting.
Monday 19 March 2018 to Monday 7 May 2018
This online course offers practical guidelines for a successful approach of your (future) writing task.
Monday 19 March 2018 09:30 to 12:00
Handling raw towards consistent data is a crucial step in your research. This workshop covers the basics of raw data handling in R.
Thursday 22 March 2018 09:00 to Thursday 26 April 2018 12:00
After learning the techniques you will be asked to apply them to your current article and will receive personal feedback.
Monday 2 April 2018 to Sunday 29 April 2018
You will learn what makes a grant proposal more likely to succeed and how you can apply this insight to your own grant proposal.
Monday 9 April 2018 09:00 to Tuesday 10 April 2018 18:00
The ‘PhD Activating Career Event’ (PhACE) aims to help PhD's at the end of the doctorate to think about their future career.
Thursday 26 April 2018 15:00 to 18:00
In this workshop you will acquire the basic skills for formatting your dissertation.