Getting your PhD off to a good start
Starting an ambitious project like a PhD requires planning, time management, work discipline and a clear mind around goals, expectations, and respective roles between the PhD candidate and the supervisor.
In this half-day workshop, we cover the following topics through short presentations and discussion:
- The key stages of a doctorate at UNIL and the Code of Practice for the Doctorate.
- The rights and obligations of doctoral candidates and their supervisors, and the ways in which we can establish effective and adapted communication.
- The challenges doctoral candidates can encounter, and how to deal with them.
- Methods for time and task management.
- Professional paths and futures for doctoral holders (careers within and beyond academia).
Target group: PhD candidates (first or second semester) from all faculties
Facilitator: Benjamin Rudaz, Graduate Campus
How to express my supervision needs to my supervisor
In order to built a good relation with your supervisor, you can contact the Graduate Campus to discuss topics as:
- The doctoral supervision process
- Your role and the role of your supervisor in this relationship
- Tools to analyse your needs and express them to your supervisor
Contact: Benjamin Rudaz, email@example.com
Preparing to present your thesis to a jury and to the public (in French)
Goals of the Workshop
- Distinguish the context of the jury examination from that of the public presentation
- How best to prepare the public presentation
- How to communicate effectively
- How to respond to the Jury
You will be asked to bring a 5 minute presentation of your PhD research.
Target public: doctoral candidates (2 to 6 months before the jury examination or public presentation) from all faculties
Facilitator: Dr Mélanie Bosson, Graduate Campus