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Corporate Academy

Corporate Academy

The Empowered PhD: Going beyond being a good student.

Course type: 3-part Workshop series
Duration: 1 hour preparation, 1 two-hour workshop (max. 24 participants), followed by 2 three-hour workshops in smaller groups, with homework
Audience: PhDs in their first year of study
Module information:

Have you recently started your PhD and do you often feel overwhelmed, powerless or at a loss for what to do? Would you like to get beyond being a good student and feel in charge of your own destiny?

We’re here to help. In the three part course “The Empowered PhD” we will help you to feel more empowered, more in control and more satisfied during your PhD. We do this with a combination of presentation and discussion of research findings, and hands-on communication training.

In the course you will gain
a) understanding of the PhD workplace and challenges facing PhD students today (first session)
b) practical communication skills to empower you in the work environment (second and third session)

This workshop is open to all PhD students, and particularly those in their first year. The workshop takes place in three meetings, with a homework assignment before and in between meetings.
Please note that in order to receive the credits for this course, active participation and attendance at all 3 meetings is required.

Maximum 24 participants.

Date and time:    
  • First session: 2 October 2020, 15:00 - 17:00, introduction for the whole group
  • Second session in 2 groups: 9 October 2020, 9:00 - 12:00 OR 12:30 - 15:30
  • Third session in two groups: 23 October 2020, 9:00 - 12:00 OR 12:30 - 15:30
Location: To be announced
Registration: Register here for this workshop
Registration fee:


Credits: 0.3 ECTS
Responsible Organisation:

Groningen Graduate Schools

Contact Marian Counihan

Last modified:28 August 2020 12.49 p.m.