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Newsletter | Feb 21, 2019  

This newsletter provides an overview of all upcoming activities for PhD students organized by the doctoral schools, links to other potentially interesting events or information, and relevant calls.

More details on, and registration links for, upcoming activities are available on the websites of the doctoral schools. When you enrol for a doctoral school activity, please make sure to be present. You are allowed to cancel your enrolment up to 1 week before the activity by sending an e-mail to doctoralschools@uhasselt.be. In case of no-show or cancellation later than 1 week before the activity, a fee of 250 euros can be charged. Details

Have fun reading and we hope to see you at lots of activities!


For all PhD students

RESEARCH SKILLS & TRANSFERABLE SKILLS - UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Details & registration

1. Optimizing cooperation in international research groups (@VUB)

Takes place on March 12 & 19, 2019 - 10:00-16:00
Registration is obligatory

2. Twitter

Takes place on March 28, 2019 - 13:00-17:00
Registration possible until March 4, 2019

3. PhDrinks: Happiness & happiness at work

Takes place on April 26, 2019 - 15:00-17:30
Registration possible until April 1, 2019

4. Public speaking

Takes place on April 29 & May 13, 2019 - 09:00-17:30
Registration possible until April 1, 2019

5. Effective graphical displays

Takes place on April 30 (09:00-17:00) & May 14 (09:00-12:30), 2019
Registration possible until March 27, 2019

6. SuperheroMe: Personal development using LEGO(R)️ Serious Play(R)️

Takes place on May 6 & 7, 2019 - 10:00-17:30
Registration possible until April 8, 2019

7. PhD management - module 1: Successfully applying project & time management principles

Takes place on May 10, 2019 - 09:30-17:30
Registration possible until April 15, 2019

8. PhD management - module 2: Successfully dealing with stakeholders

Takes place on May 24, 2019 - 09:30-17:30
Registration possible until April 15, 2019

9. Coaching for growth

Takes place on June 12-13, 2019 - 09:00-18:00
Registration possible until May 13, 2019

10. Convincing & debating

Takes place on June 17-18, 2019 - 09:00-17:00
Registration possible until May 20, 2019

11. How to handle conflict situations

Takes place on June 21, 2019 - 09:00-16:00
Registration possible until May 20, 2019

12. Modules on education

Most modules on education are organized in a demand-driven way by the Department educational excellence, professionalization and diversity. This means that instructors/professors can 'order' a tailor-made workshop on a specific topic for a specific group of interested people. However, they also have a limited open course offer. These open courses are announced by e-mail, as well as in this newsletter.

- Het hoe, wat en wanneer van permanente evaluatie - 14 maart 2019 - 13:00-15:00
- Start to teach (English) - March 22 (13:00-16:30) & May 3 (09:00-12:30), 2019
- Peerfeedback & -assessment - 29 maart 2019 - 09:00-11:00
- Passende evaluatievormen kiezen - 3 april 2019 - 10:00-12:00
- Wicked Problem Plaza (English) - April 4, 2019 - 13:00-16:00

13. Flanders Training Network for Methodology and Statistics (FLAMES)

Courses on statistics and methodology, which take place throughout the academic year at all Flemish universities. The courses organized at UHasselt are listed in this newsletter and on the DS website; the others can be found on the FLAMES website.

- Introduction to JMP - UHasselt - April 3, 2019 - 09:30-15:30
- FLAMES annual meeting - save the date: 'Fake news, how scientific research methodologies may tackle fake news' - VUB - April 26, 2019
- Survival analysis in R - UHasselt - May 9-10 & 13, 2019
- Introduction to R - UHasselt - June 20-21 & 24-26, 2019

14. Flemish Supercomputer Centre (VSC)

Trainings on many HPC-related topics, which take place throughout the academic year 

CAREER DEVELOPMENT - UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Details & registration

1. Career development: Gain insight into your talents and ambitions

Takes place on March 21, April 4, 25, May 9, 23 and June 6, 2019 - 13:00-17:30
Registration possible until February 26, 2019

2. From academia to industry, personal brand building in your resume: workshop + individual coaching

Takes place on March 12 (13:30-15:30) & March 26 (30 min individual coaching - optional), 2019
Registration possible until February 26, 2019

3. PhD 2.0: What's next? - incl workshop 'Pitch perfect or pitch in practice?'

Takes place on June 3 (10:00-17:00) & June 4 (15:00-18:00), 2019
Registration possible until April 25, 2019


INTERESTING LINKS 

1. Bridging the expectations gap for PhDs and post-docs in flanders - survey

2. Jonge Academie wijst op genderkloof in onze universiteiten en lanceert de campagne 'Wetenschap = M+V+X'

3. Interdisciplinary course 'Globalisation and sustainable development' - UHasselt

4. World evening - UHasselt - March 21, 2019

5. Making the most of your presentation (lecture Principiae) - KU Leuven - March 26, 2019

6. Hack Belgium - Brussels - March 28-30, 2019

7. TECHboostcamp - Genk - 18 april 2019

8. Sound of Science wetenschapsfestival - Mortsel - 24-25 mei 2019

9. e-course 'Integrating gender into scientific research'

 


IN THE PICTURE

1. Job market for young researchers

Whether you're looking for a new job or just want to explore future career options, the Job Market for Young Researchers (ICC Gent, 2 April, 12:00-18:00) is a great place to start. For seasoned postdocs, freshly minted PhDs or PhD candidates about to graduate: get ahead in the application process and thoroughly research the 100+ companies and organisations, from top global companies to local SMEs, present at the fair. For those curious about life beyond academe: attending the Job Market for Young Researchers is an important investment in your future! Not only will it provide you with an opportunity to identify and discover your career interests, it will also allow you to sharpen your networking skills.

NEW THIS YEAR: the TECH LANE GHENT SCIENCE PARK CORNER with international corporate R&D centers, public research institutes and high-tech growth enterprises looking for new staff!

Does your CV pass the 10-second test? Is it good enough to make it to the shortlisted pile? Register, sign up for a free CV review and get tailored advice about how to further improve it.

ALSO NEW THIS YEAR: SPEED CAREER COACHING. Do you need help recognising your value as a professional? Would you like advice on how to navigate through difficult career decisions? Do you want to hear an outsider’s perspective on how and why you stand out from your peers? Book a 20 minutes face-to-face talk with either Cathérine de Kesel (The Future Generation), Hilde De Schepper (Aures) or Katrien de Duytsche (CoachingK & Aures) and discuss with them your most persistent and urgent career question. Do not hesitate, register and sign up for speed career coaching.

Our workshop programme tailored exclusively to the needs of doctoral candidates and postdoctoral fellows, has been updated. Check it out here.

Any further questions? Contact dr. Katrien Daemen-de Gelder

2. Buddy trajectory for PhD students

Doing a PhD can be fun and hard at the same time. When you start a PhD, it can be hard to find all relevant and useful information by yourself. During a PhD, everyone experiences ups and downs and everyone needs to tackle problems. These problems can be surprisingly similar for different people. Let it be clear: you are all in the same boat.

PhD trajectories also contain lonely moments; some more than others. To prevent psychological distress and mental health issues (which PhD students seem to be more vulnerable to than others), it is good to have someone to fall back on. Everyone needs someone to talk to from time to time. Talking to a more experienced colleague can be especially useful and reassuring.

For these reasons, there is a buddy trajectory for PhD students. Junior buddies are starting PhD students. Senior buddies are PhD students from their second year on. More information on how to register as a buddy is available here


For Doctoral School Behavioral Sciences & Humanities

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Details & registration

1. Writing and giving conference presentations in the humanities and social sciences (@VUB)

Takes place on March 7 (14:00-17:00) & March 8 (09:30-16:30), 2019
Registration is obligatory

2. Dragers voor onderzoek in de kunsten (Faculty of Architecture and Arts)

Takes place on March 8, 2019 - 12:30-16:00
Registration by e-mail

3. Word advanced (Faculty of Law)

Takes place on March 20, 2019 - 09:00-16:00
Registration possible until February 26, 2019

4. Information session on Intellectual Property (IP) (Faculty of Business Economics) - save the date

Takes place on April 26, 2019 - 10:00-11:30


INTERESTING LINKS 

1. Digital dissemination and personal branding for researchers - Liège - March 1, 2019

2. R for Risk Management & Machine Learning - Liège - April 1-3, 2019

3. Research in Private Equity - Liège - April 26, 2019

4. Publishing scholarly research - Liège - June 3-4 & 6-7, 2019

5. Ljubljana Doctoral Summer School - University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics - July 15-19 & July 22-26, 2019 

 


For Doctoral School Health & Life Sciences

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Details & registration

1. Publication strategy - Good science or high impact factors?

Takes place on March 22, 2019 - 13:00-16:30
Registration possible until March 11, 2019

2. f-TALES workshop - Neuro sense & sens-ability: Sensing and data processing technology for the brain

Takes place on April 1-2, 2019

3. How to succeed in academic publishing, with visuals

Takes place on April 3, 2019 - 9:00-17:00
Registration is possible until March 11, 2019 

4. Systematic review (CEBAM)

Takes place on May 7-9, 2019
Registration is possible until April 15, 2019

5.  qPCR

Takes place on May 20-21, 2019 - 09:00-17:00
Registration deadline for abstracts is April 23, 2019

6. VIB courses

Take place throughout the academic year


INTERESTING LINKS

1. Cajal hands-on training courses 2019

2. Metabolomics data interpretation - Leuven - March 11, 2019

3. Breakthroug therapies: Hopes and challenges - Brussels - March 11, 2019

4. Zin en onzin van preventie en screening - Hasselt - 16 maart 2019

5. BCF Career event - Utrecht - 23 mei 2019

6. BioBusiness Summer School - Amsterdam - June 24-28, 2019

 


For Doctoral School Sciences & Technology

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Details & registration

1. f-TALES workshop - Neuro sense & sens-ability: Sensing and data processing technology for the brain

Takes place on April 1-2, 2019

2. Course on information literacy for starting PhD students

Takes place on March 25, 2019 - 11:00-12:30
Registration is possible until March 4, 2019 

3. How to succeed in academic publishing, with visuals

Takes place on April 3, 2019 - 9:00-17:00
Registration is possible until March 11, 2019 

4. Systematic review (CEBAM)

Takes place on May 7-9, 2019
Registration is possible until April 15, 2019

5.  qPCR

Takes place on May 20-21, 2019 - 09:00-17:00
Registration deadline for abstracts is April 23, 2019


INTERESTING LINKS

1. TUTECH workshops 2019 - Hamburg

 


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