The UHasselt Directorate Research, Library and Internationalisation and doctoral schools offer a presentation skills workshop to applicants for FWO PhD fellowships for both fundamental research (FR) and strategic basic research (SB), in order to prepare them for their oral jury defense. It offers a hands-on methodology to prepare, practise and give powerful elevator pitches such as required for the FWO defense. The workshop given by Wim Coessens (The Works!) consists of a one-day plenary session (on campus) and a half-day practice session (online).
The plenary session covers the following topics:
The practice session gives participants the opportunity to try out their pitch in front of a small group of peers (max 6 participants), who will provide personalized feedback and suggestions for further development.
An important part of preparing for any further professional step is becoming (more) aware of the competences you have developed and/or want to develop. In the current workshop, the following competences from the UHasselt competency overview are actively dealt with:
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