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Corporate Academy

The Empowered PhD: Going beyond being a good student.

Course type: Workshop
Duration: 1 hour preparation, 3 hour workshop day 1, 3 hour follow-up day 2
Audience: PhDs in their first year of study
Module information:

You are at the start of your PhD. It can be a daunting time. You’re in a new phase of your life, professionally, and perhaps also culturally. In this workshop we provide you with a mix of research findings and practical communication training to help you make the most of the years ahead.

One of the important aspects of your PhD experience is your relationship with your supervisor, so this will form a locus of attention. We we will look at how factors such as gender and culture may influence this relationship, and we will do hands-on exercises to help you feel more empowered in interactions with your supervisor and others in your work environment.

This workshop is open to all PhD students, and particularly those in their first year. The workshop takes place on two afternoon meetings, with a homework assignment before and in between meetings. Please note that active participation and attendance at both meetings is required.

Maximum 12 participants.

Date and time:    
  • Day 1: 11 February 2019, 14:00 - 17:00
  • Day 2: 25 February 2019, 14:00 - 17:00

Van Swinderen Huys, Oude Boteringestraat 19, Bestuurskamer (Board room)

Registration: register here
Registration fee: €100
Credits: 0.3 ECTS
Learning Goals:

The goals of the workshop are to grow your awareness and to provide you with hands-on practice in interacting consciously with your supervisors and colleagues, so as to allow you to make the most of your PhD, and ultimately help make the university a more inclusive place.

After completing the workshop you will have:

  1. more understanding of your own communication style
  2. increased awareness of the role that stereotyping and implicit bias may play in your interactions
  3. increased skill and confidence in shaping the relationship with your supervisor
Responsible Organisation:

Groningen Graduate Schools

Contact Marian Counihan

Last modified:04 February 2019 12.59 p.m.