3 December 2019 from 13:00 to 16:00

PhD Career Services: Working Consciously & Effectively

A day planner brimming with tasks and responsibilities: how familiar does that sound to you as a PhD? How do you ensure that your efforts are effectively and efficiently directed while at the same maintaining your well-being under the onslaught?

In this workshop, you’ll explore a number of models and insights from the field of time management. These will help you organise and prioritise your tasks. We will distinguish between urgent and important tasks and practice the ‘Getting Things Done’ method. We will also examine which style of working is best for you, so that you may enjoy all of its benefits during your PhD research and will be able to avoid (many of) the pitfalls.

This interactive workshop will help you work with a purpose and reduce your stress levels into the bargain. Conscious and effective!

Who is it for

PhD’s of all graduate schools, regardless of your type of contract or the year of your PhD-project.


Rutger-Jan Scholtens

Course schedule

Tuesday December 3, 2019 
From 13.00 to 16.00h

Course fee

This course is free of charge for all PhD candidates of Utrecht University.

Our no-show policy

We are happy to offer workshops for free to all Utrecht University students and PhD candidates. However: free of charge does not mean free of responsibility. Our activities tend to be fully booked well in advance. For every late cancellation or no-show we have had to disappoint other participants who would have liked to attend. This is how we work: 

  • Once you have signed up for a workshop, we expect you to attend;
  • If you need to cancel your registration, do so at the earliest possible moment, at least 24 hours before the workshop;
  • Not showing up without notice will mean you cannot participate in any Career Services activity for 8 weeks. Two no-shows mean you cannot participate for the remainder of the academic year.


Please send an email to careerservices@uu.nl.

Start date and time
3 December 2019 13:00
End date and time
3 December 2019 16:00
Entrance fee
Free of charge for PhD candidates of Utrecht University
More information
PhD Career Services