PhD candidates are expected to manage research, administrative and teaching obligations. In practice, these demands mean that it can be hard to balance research and other duties and to find a focus and set priorities. This course, consisting of a workshop and an individual meeting, helps you to improve your planning and time management skills. Related topics such as working style, causes of stress, procrastination and the relationship with your supervisor will be addressed as well.
During this workshop you will learn how to make long-term and short-term plans for your research. You will discover how to monitor the progress and quality of your research and set priorities. You will learn about the personal time-management and self-management skills that you need to carry out your plans.
You will carry out a number of assignments, both as preparation for the workshop and during the session. There will also be time to share experiences and ideas. In a follow-up individual meeting we discuss personal topics and your research plans.
Angela Markenhof, LLM - Centrum voor Onderwijs en Leren, Utrecht University (http://www.uu.nl/medewerkers/ATMarkenhof)
Max. number of participants
Number of credits
Thursday October 10, from 13.15 till 16.15 h.
You will plan the individual meeting after the workshop.
You will receive a course certificate after attending the whole session, being an active participant and attending the individual meeting.
Course fee internal PhD candidates: €0.
Course fee academic staff UU/UMC: €405.
Course fee external participants (if space permits): €675.
‘Internal PhD candidates’ include:
- PhD candidates registered to the Graduate School of Life Sciences of Utrecht University via Hora Est/MyPhD
‘Academic staff UU/UMC’ include:
- PhD candidates of Utrecht University, not registered to the Graduate School of Life Sciences via Hora Est/MyPhD;
- Postdocs employed by the Utrecht University or UMC Utrecht;
- Other academic staff employed at the UU/UMC
‘External participants' include:
- all other participants
You may cancel your application free of charge up to four weeks before the start of the course. If you cancel your application within four weeks before the start or if you do not meet the attendance requirements of the course, you(r department/research group) will be charged a no-show fee (€205 for this course). Unfortunately we cannot make any exceptions to this policy.