Coming to terms with your doctorate. Time and self management for the last stage of your doctoral thesis

online workshop

Contact

Name

Juliane Mühlenbruch

Contact for Organizational Matters

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80 99119

E-Mail

E-Mail

Contact

Name

Doris Frank

Contact for Content-Related Matters

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80 94042

E-Mail

E-Mail

Key Info

Basic Information

Type:
online workshop
Topic:
Methodological and Personal Competence, Motivation
Language:
english
Staff Development Measures:
Yes
Fields of Action:
Promote commitment to performance
Format:
Online
Institution:
Career Development
Participation Fee:
Free

Description

There are many reasons why it could become difficult to finish your thesis - some doctoral candidates are pressed for time, others find it hard to motivate themselves, are scared before exams or simply started to dislike their scientific work. Whatever the reasons are - it is always worth completing your PhD. when the process has advanced far already. The workshop will provide you with methods and strategies to do this.

The pandemic and its effects are currently adding further challenges to doctoral candidates:

  • How do you deal with the need to change topics or procedures in the last phase, since data or information are not available?

  • What does "remote support" mean and how do you deal with it?

  • Which other challenges result from uncertain exam situation or future prospects (e.g. job search)

  • How to deal with unwanted extensions of the doctorate period?

  • The workshop should provide individual help.

Participation:

  • To participate you need a laptop or computer with audio / video function (microphone and camera). You also need a stable internet connection.

  • You will receive an individual login code for the moodle course room for the workshop on 5 days before the preparation period latest

  • Preparation phase - prerequisite for participation: approx. 2 hours, on your own time: in the moodle course room you will find materials and tasks to prepare. If necessary, these tasks are supervised by the trainer.

  • On the online attendance date, we will work together on interactive learning situations from 9:00 am to around 1:30 pm (short breaks)

  • Transfer phase: approx. 2 hours, on your own time: in the moodle course room you will receive feedback, can ask further questions and exchange ideas with the trainer and the other participants.

Content

  • time management techniques to finish a doctoral thesis and/or scientific project

  • goal setting

  • optimize your competence to implement things

  • dealing with pressure and stress

  • work-life-balance

  • self-motivation

  • power of volition

  • how to deal with exam nerves or writer's block

CoachingPlus:

during 3 months after finishing the workshop participants can use a 30minutes coaching per Mail or phone following up the topics of the workshop.

Participation Requirements

Technical requirements:

PC/laptop, microphone, loudspeaker, Internet & optional camera

Target Audience

doctoral candidates, who are registered in the Center for Doctoral Studies and who have only up to 12 months of time left to finish their thesis.

Appointments

Number:2021-CDS-198
Date:

Preparation phase: approx. 2 hours, on your own time

Online attendance: 23 June 2021, 9:00 a.m. - approx. 1:30 p.m.

Transfer phase: approx. 2 hours, on your own time

Course Coordinator:Dr. Eva Reichmann
Place:

You will find the access link to the above-mentioned event in your participation portal under the item "Documents" at least 3 days before the start date.

Participants: up to 14
Registration:RWTH-SingleSignOn
External registration