Transferable Skills

In addition to the subject knowledge early stage researchers are expected to develope further skills such as the ability to present their results to different audiences and publish them in an adequate form. They need to plan projects, understand the scientific landscape and be able to navigate successfully in it.

Every semester the Center for Doctoral Studies offers a variety of workshops in transferable skills. This training should support doctoral candidates in developing competences in these areas. Additionally the workshops offer doctoral candidates a platform to meet and network with fellow doctoral candidates.

 Improve your Writing Skills through a Dissertation Writing Group

Dissertation Writing Groups enable doctoral candidates to enter in a fruitful exchange with a group of colleagues. The groups consist of 4 to 5 doctoral candidates of similar disciplines and stages who give each other regular feedback on the research and writing process. In the working process of the group the used “material” can be quite diverse and ranges from (drafts of) chapters of the dissertation to abstracts for scientific conferences to empirical data. The main principle of each Dissertation Writing Group is self-organisation: it is up to the group itself to decide when, where, how often and for which topics it will meet.

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