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    Managing my PhD

    Tuesday, 22 January, 2019 - 09:00 to Tuesday, 7 May, 2019 - 12:30
    Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus
    Building K (except on 21/3 in building D)
    room K2 - Aud.5 (except on 21/3 in room D1.07)

    What's it about? 

     The goal of the programme is threefold:

    • Gaining insight in how to “manage your PhD” project: project management, self-management, influencing others
    • Developing crucial skills in order to be an effective project manager: project definition, project planning & follow-up, stakeholders management, communication skills, time management, collaboration skills

    • Learning how to use project tools: project charter, planning instruments, communication plan, time management tools 

    Each of these insights, skills and tools will be applied to your PhD project. By becoming a better project manager for your PhD project, you will also be prepared to effectively manage other projects in the future.


    In between the modules you are expected to apply the lessons learnt to you PhD project and to discuss this with your supervisor; therefore your supervisor must give you permission for subscription. Her or she can do so by sending an email to doctoral.schools@vub.be Students who subscribe without the knowledge and permission of their promotor won't be invited to the workshop. What's it about? 

    The workshop consists out of 5 modules spread over a period of 4 months, participation in all modules is mandatory to obtain the credits!

    Session 1: Tuesday 22 January from 09u00-12u30 in room K2 - Aud.5

    Session 2: Tuesday 12 February from 09u00-12u30 in room K2 - Aud.5

    Session 3: Thursday 21 March from 09u00-12u30 in room D1.07

    Session 4: Tuesday 23 April from 09u00-12u30 in room K2 - Aud.5

    Session 5: Tuesday 7 May from 09u00-12u30 in room K2 - Aud.5


    Registration: (Max. 15 participants)


    Free of charge for PhD students 

    We kindly ask you to register only once and only when you can actually participate. In case you have already registered but are not able to participate, please be so kind as to notify us by sending an e-mail to doctoral.schools@vub.be so we can offer your place to one of your PhD colleagues on the waiting list. 

    Please be aware of the fact that the cancellation and no-show policy of VUB applies. Cancellation of your participation is only allowed up to 48 hours before the start of the course. Otherwise, the policy as described on the doctoral school website will be followed.

    Registration Rules: https://student.vub.be/en/phd/doctoral-training#registration
    No Show Policy: https://student.vub.be/sites/vub/files/no_show_policy_may2017.pdf