Programme

Workshop: Dare to present in an outstanding way

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Dare to present in an outstanding way
A workshop given by Drs. Lea Zuyderhoudt, Trainer scientific writing and Dr.ir. Gijs Meeusen, founder of Artesc.

Description of workshop:
What if you could present your exciting results in an equally exciting way. Theatre has the tools to do just that. In this workshop you will learn what it takes to give excitement to your performance and do justice to the content at the same time.

 

Workshop: The secret of writing great sentences

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The secret of writing great sentences – dare to steal prose writers skills

A workshop given by Drs. Lea Zuyderhoudt, Trainer scientific writing and Dr.ir. Gijs Meeusen, founder of Artesc.

Description of workshop:
So you found something really cool, and you are going to publish it. Before you know, all the relevant details try to creep into this one long sentence. That sentence is everything but a great sentence.
Prose writers know better. They can write sentences that capture your mind completely and do justice to the content at the same time. What’s their secret? In this workshop we are going to explore the secrets behind great sentences and help you write great papers.

 

Workshop: Me at my best

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Me at my best – dare to show the best of you on stage

A workshop given by Drs. Lea Zuyderhoudt, Trainer scientific writing and Dr.ir. Gijs Meeusen, founder of Artesc.

Description of workshop:
So you are invited to present your work. And along with your work you present yourself. If you would get the best part of you on stage it would be fine. But since you are fully occupied with the content the best parts of you become invisible. This workshop focuses on getting the best part of you on stage and do justice to the content with simple tools from theatre.

Workshop: Dare to go digital

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The future of publishing – Dare to go digital

A workshop by Dick Ladage, specialist digital durability and digital publishing at Optima Graphic communication and xml2publish.

Description of workshop:
The Dutch government considers digital durability a hot topic, and for good reason. Almost all publications nowadays are stored digitally. Very practical, but with inherent vulnerabilities. Can we open a Word document or a pdf in 50 years without conversions first? Every expert will say no, with time a lot of data will become inaccessible. The consequence: a destruction of capital and knowledge. University repositories are working on a transition to XML, and you can be part of this proces by choosing an XML-workflow when working on the lay-out of your publications or dissertation.

 

Workshop: Saving tons of writing time

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Saving tons of writing time – dare to listen to the voice of the content

A workshop given by Drs. Lea Zuyderhoudt, Trainer scientific writing and Dr.ir. Gijs Meeusen, founder of Artesc.

Description of workshop:
Getting your thoughts on paper can be easy. If you know how to organize your writing. And most of us haven’t got a clue because we are professional researchers but not professional writers. Wouldn’t it be great if you could write with more efficiency and joy? In this workshop you will learn to save tons of writing time and write with more pleasure and ease using ideas from professional writers.

 

Registration starts now!

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Registration for the fourth edition of National PhD day on September 23rd 2017 has now opened!
Admission is completely free for PhD candidates and registration will run until the 18th of September. The day starts at 10:00 AM, with the official opening at 11:00 AM, followed by the keynote speeches. The afternoon is reserved for 12 workshops, divided over three rounds. We will end the day with the Supervisor Award and drinks. Please study the graphic below carefully to see which workshops you want to register for. You can only choose one workshop per round. Once registered, you cannot switch between workshops. All the information about the workshops can be found on the website and on our Facebook page throughout the registration period.


Building a business out of your PhD? (round 1 – 90 people)
Can you use your PhD research as the basis for entrepreneurship?

Dare to present in an outstanding way! (round 1 – 40 people)
Use theatre tools to present your exciting results in the way they deserve.

How to stand out during your dissertation defense (round 1 – 40 people)
What to expect during the defense and prepare for any questions you might get.

The future of publishing – Dare to go digital (round 1 – 40 people)
Word or pdf are vulnerable digital formats, the future of keeping your data safe is XML!

How to stand out online! – Using social media for an optimal online profile (round 2 – 90 people)
Power up your professional online profile on platforms like LinkedIn and Facebook.

The secret of writing great sentences – Dare to steal prose writers skills (round 2 – 40 people)
Learn from prose writers to do justice to the content of your data.

How to stand out during your dissertation defense (round 2 – 40 people)
What to expect during the defense and prepare for any questions you might get.

Shape your career (round 2 – 40 people)
What is your ideal job and how would you approach the (Dutch) labour market?

Do you dare to live to your capabilities? (round 3 – 90 people)
Discover your capabilities and the internal factors that drive you, within and without your PhD work.

Saving tons of writing time – Dare to listen to te voice of the content (round 3 – 40 people)
Professional researchers are not professional writers, but you can write with more efficiency and joy.

Design a thesis cover that stands out! (round 3 – 40 people)
Design a thesis cover with that extra touch, make something that’s unique, really you and stands out!

Me at my best – Dare to show the best of you on stage (round 3 – 40 people)
You don’t just present your data, you’re presenting yourself as well!

 

Food for thought: Rens van de Schoot

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Besides providing a nutritious lunch, we’d like to give you some food for thought at National PhD Day 2016. Join us at lunchtime in the Kanunnikenzaal for a special discussion on questionable research practices by Rens van de Schoot

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Temptation Island: Do you need questionable research practices to survive academia? By Rens van de Schoot, associate professor at the department of methods & statistics at Utrecht University | rensvandeschoot.com | @rensvdschoot

Description of Food for Though session

Science has always been a dynamic process with continuously changing rules and attitudes. While innovation and new knowledge production are essential in academia, making sure the best practices in research are widely known is vital. However, rules and traditions on responsible research practices differ greatly between research disciplines and often different rules apply in different fields. Most of these rules are subjective and in fact ‘unwritten’ that makes them difficult to identify, differentiate and grasp. The current debate about appropriate scientific practices is fierce and lively and has moved from academia to the public domain, resulting in many public opinions, not solely driven by objective information, but instead loaded by emotions. Many Early career scientists feel uncertain of how to act and who to talk to.

The Young Academy of the KNAW (www.dejongeakademie.nl/) has started a project titled ‘The living room of science: promoting responsible research practices through an interactive discussion’. The ultimate goal of this project is to create an accessible online open platform for early career scientists (ranging from Phd students to young assistant professors) to acquire information about appropriate research practices. We hope that arguments like “this is how we always do it”, or “get used to it, this is what it takes to publish your paper” will no longer be used.

The lunch session at the National PhD Day can be seen as a part of this larger project. I will present the results of a vignette study among PhD-students in The Netherlands and Belgium about responsible research practices (carried out in collaboration with PNN). Topics are data fabrication, deleting outliers to get significant effects, salami slicing, gift authorship and excluding information from your paper. Together we will search for ways to improve current research practices by means of an interactive discussion. So, bring your phone with you!

For more information about the programme, go to the programme page.

National PhD Day 2016 – Registration closed!

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Registration for National PhD Day 2016 is officially closed! Thank you all for registering and we’ll see you on the 29th of October!

Timetable

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National PhD Day 2016 will be kicked off by our PNN chair Rolf van Wegberg, who will introduce our two keynote speakers: Dr. Sarah de Rijcke & Dr. Martijn Kleppe. After lunch, we’re offering three rounds of interesting workshops, either focussing on general skills, scientific skills or career development.

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More information on the workshops can be found here!

In the afternoon, we’ll announce the winner of the Supervisor of the Year-award.  Read more about the Supervisor Award here!

 

Workshop: skills for the PhD afterlife

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Skills for the PhD Afterlife

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Workshop by Frerik van Beijnum, system engineer, and Serena Oggero, consultant Data Science for Intelligence at TNO | @TNO_nieuws

Description of the workshop

You are about to or you have just finished your PhD. And now what?

You are now officially a star researcher with highly valued academic skills, but what about your interpersonal skills?
During your research, you are already creating a solid base that will help you face the “PhD afterlife”, but the focus on the interpersonal dimension is probably secondary and in need of some refreshing.

Which skills will also become relevant after academia? Can you become aware of your potential already now? This interactive workshop is all about that: project management, networking & commercial skills.

For more information on the programme of National Phd Day 2016, go to the Programme page.

Workshop: Brainfriendly Persuasion

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Brainfriendly Persuasion

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Workshop by Victor Vlam, communication trainer and coach at Debatrix | @victorvlam

Description of the workshop

Discover psychological and neurological persuasion techniques and apply them in a brainfriendly manner!

The past couple of years there has been a lot of scientific research on the psychological processes that constitute these decisions. This knowledge brought forward a large amount of psychological techniques. Techniques that can influence the processes (and the decisions) of others. During this workshop you will learn the most important techniques that will help you become more persuasive!

 

For more information on the programme of National Phd Day 2016, go to the Programme page.