we have realized that we still have available spots for THE workshops!
WE EXTEND THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION UNTIL THE MIDNIGHT OF NOVEMBER 20! REGISTRATION LINK IS: http://nationalphdday.nl/registration-2018/.
Register and come to meet us, other PhDs and workshop leaders!
PNN National PhD Day Organization Committee
we still have some spots left for participation in the PNN National PhD Day, therefore…
…REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS EXTENDED UNTIL THE 15TH OF NOVEMBER! THE EVENT IS FREE OF CHARGE, BUT THE REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY.
See the program here: http://nationalphdday.nl/programme-2018/.
Come and meet fellow PhDs and great trainers! Share your thoughts and STAY CONNECTED with the PhD community!
PNN National PhD Day Committee
to ensure the proper allocation of participants to workshops, we set a deadline for registration. THE DEADLINE IS ON THE 12th OF NOVEMBER, 23.59.
PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER BEFORE THE DEADLINE!
Dear fellow PhDs,
REGISTER TODAY AND SAVE A SPOT FOR INDIVIDUAL COACHING AND THE WORKSHOPS YOU LIKE.
we have prepared a great programme for you: http://nationalphdday.nl/programme-2018/.
During the day you will have an opportunity to participate in the workshops and talk to coaches about YOUR future.
But you need to REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN WORKSHOPS AND COACHING SESSIONS YOU LIKE.
COACHES WILL SPEAK TO YOU INDIVIDUALLY AND THEY HAVE ONLY LIMITED CAPACITY.
FOLLOW THIS LINK: http://nationalphdday.nl/registration-2018/
For more information about coaches and workshops go to our website:
PNN National PhD Day Organizing Committee
The countdown has begun in less than a month, it will be time for the PNN National PhD Day 2018!
Please follow this link to register: Registration for PNN National PhD Day 2018
Also, make sure to take a look at the the preliminary programme.
In the upcoming days we will publish more information on the keynote lectures, workshops, coaching sessions, and the information market.
REGISTER AND STAY CONNECTED!
The PNN National PhD Day Organization Committee
Dear PhD candidates,
It is time to think about the most important person in your PhD life – your supervisor. We all know that PhD candidate supervision requires complex interaction between candidates and the graduate supervisor. An outstanding PhD supervisor is a mentor, an adviser, a role model and a strategist.
Therefore, the PhD Candidate Network of the Netherlands (PNN) established the Best Supervisor of the Year Award to recognize exemplary faculty members in The Netherlands who have demonstrated excellence in PhD candidate supervision. The recipient will be honored on our National PhD Day with a Certificate of PhD Supervision Excellence and a PRIZE.
Is your supervisor simply the BEST? Nominate her/ him for our Award according to the rules published on our website: http://nationalphdday.nl/supervisor-award-2018/.
The National PhD Day Committee 2018
Dear fellow PhD candidates,
We are happy to announce the fifth edition of the PNN National PhD Day! The theme of the upcoming day is “STAY CONNECTED”. On 24th of November, 2018 we will welcome you to discuss the hottest issues of a PhD life during the plenary meeting as well as series of themed workshops and peer learning sessions. We will discuss stress coping techniques to help you stay connected with yourself while writing your dissertation. We will also address interpersonal communications and networking to help you stay connected with your supervisors and academic community. Surely, we will also talk about digital opportunities to help your career.
In a few weeks, we will hold a small survey to help us tailor our program to your needs.
The National PhD Day Committee 2018
Evaluation of National PhD Day 2017
The National PhD Day committee would like to thank all attendees, speakers, workshopleaders, career coaches, and sponsors for making National PhD Day 2017 a success! We hope you all had an inspiring day with the keynote lectures by prof. Mike Jetten and prof. Maartje van der Woude in the morning and the workshops in the afternoon. We would also like to congratulate prof. Mike Jetten on his well deserved Supervisor of the year award!
Photographs of the day are forthcoming and we will upload those to our Facebook page as soon as possible. For information on either the keynote speakers or workshops and contact details, check the pages for speakers or workshops. The slides for the lecture by prof. Mike Jetten can be found here.
To make sure we keep improving future editions of National PhD Day, we would appreciate it if you could help us by filling out this evaluation form.
We hope to see you next year!
Registration closed and frequently asked questions
Registration for National PhD Day 2017 has closed! We hope you are all as excited as we are for this Saturday. In case you have any questions about the details of National PhD Day please check out our FAQ:
Q: I haven’t registered but I would really like to go to National PhD Day 2017, are there any cancellations or tickets left?
A: The registration for National PhD Day 2017 is closed, so you’ll have to try again next year!
Q: What if I just go to Nijmegen on the 23rd and try to register on site?
A: We’re sorry but there is no possibility to register on site. In order to ensure that people who registered do get to go to their workshops, we will be checking names at the entrance. Our tip: like the National PhD Day Facebook page and be one of the first to know when registration for National PhD Day 2018 starts!
Q: What is the address of the location?
A: Check out our special Travel & Stay page
Q: At what time does National PhD Day start?
A: Registration will start at 10:00, official opening will start at 11:00. Check out the timetable.
Q: Do I need to bring a copy of my registration/ID/proof that I am a PhD?
A: No need, just mention your name at the registration desk and you will get access to National PhD Day.
Q: Which workshops did I register for?
A: If you can’t remember which workshops you selected, don’t stress. We have lists at the registration desk for you to check which workshops you registered for.
Q: Do I need to prepare for the workshops?
A: Some workshops to require some preparation. The assignments are listed here.
Q: Can I switch workshops or just go to a different workshop than the workshop I registered for?
A: Unfortunately the amount of seats per workshop room is limited. So you can only go to the workshops you registered for.
Still unanswered questions that can’t wait until Saturday? Let us know by sending us an email and we’ll get back to you!
See you this Saturday!
Homework assignments for workshops NPD 2017
In preparation for the National PhD day 2017 on September 23rd at Radboud University in Nijmegen (Comeniuslaan 2, 6525 HP Nijmegen) a few workshops have homework assignments to help you make the most out of your attendance. Check the overview below to see if your workshop is asking you to do such an assignment! Haven’t registered yet? It’s still possible here!
Workshop: Design a thesis cover that stands out!
Thank you for subscribing for my workshop! I’m sending you a small, fun assignment to do at home as a warm-up.
Over the next week look around you. Gather things you like, take pictures. What do you like about them? The colour, the composition, the letters? You can have a look at theses, but you really don’t have to. Magazines, tickets, music posters, they can all inspire you.
Please take everything you found with you to the workshop. It’ll help you to get going. Also, don’t forget to take a pencil.
Enjoy, you’ll see the world with new eyes!
Workshop: Do you dare to live to your capabilities?
Take a couple of minutes to scribble down your thoughts on the following questions.
- What made you decide to go for a PhD?
- Who are your role models, if you had to pick some?
- Have you ever experienced a complete sense of “flow”, of being exactly at the right place at the right time? When was that? What were you doing?
- Suppose you enjoy full financial independence. You can afford anything. What are you going to do?
- What do you want to experience?
- What fascinates you, really keeps you occupied?
- What do you want to learn?
- What would you like the epitaph on your grave to read?
Workshop: How to stand out during your dissertation defense
Write down and bring 5 questions that you expect to be asked during the defense.
Workshop: Shape your career
Home work: describe your ideal job in 5 key words.