Generic competences - course offer

Below is an overview of the available training in generic competences, open to PhD students and/or postdocs at UHasselt. Generic competences encompass skills, knowledge and attitudes which are not only relevant in an academic research context, but may also be transferred to non-academic work environments. For that reason, they are sometimes also referred to as 'transferable skills'.

You can filter the course offer on the target group and on the targeted doctoral school(s). In the future, you will also be able to filter on the competency cluster(s) addressed (based on the UHasselt competency overview for PhD holders).

Activities are added to the overview below as soon as a date has been set. For activities entailing multiple sessions, the date mentioned in the first column indicates the start date. The duration is mentioned between brackets. All courses are in English, except when explicitly stated otherwise.

In addition to the courses below, please also check our course offer aimed at developing academic research competences, our activities aimed at career development, and the course offer of our partners.

Target group

Doctoral school

Competency cluster(s)

Overview of past activities
22 September 2023 - 14 September 2024 (1 academic year)Postgraduaat bedrijfskunde (Dutch) (2023-2024)campus Diepenbeek More info
04 December 2023 - 11 December 2023 (2 x 7,5h)Writing for non-peers and presscampus Hasselt & digitally More info
08 December 2023 (lecture + reception)Embracing your agency for change: Finding joy in the pursuit of a better world (PhDrinks)campus Diepenbeek More info
19 January 2024 - 23 February 2024 (5 x 2h)Pronunciation and intonation in Englishcampus Hasselt More info
19 January 2024 - 09 February 2024 (4 x 3h)Academic English - DS STcampus Diepenbeek More info
23 January 2024 (3h)Overcoming procrastination – getting things donedigitally More info
23 January 2024 (3h)Motivation and youdigitally More info
15 February 2024 - 07 March 2024 (4 x 3h)Academic English - DS BSHcampus Diepenbeek More info
15 February 2024 - 07 March 2024 (4 x 3h)Academic English - DS HLScampus Diepenbeek More info
26 February 2024 - 27 February 2024 (2 x 8h)Coaching for growthcampus Diepenbeek More info

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Overview course offer 2021