Education Courses RIHS Introduction Course for PhD candidates

About this course

The Radboud Institute for Health Sciences (RIHS) offers an introduction course for PhD candidates. This 1.5 day course is offered 3 times a year, immediately following the Radboudumc international introduction day. Participation in this course is mandatory and you will be automatically enrolled.

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About this course

The Radboud Institute for Health Sciences (RIHS) offers an introduction course for PhD candidates. This 1.5 day course is offered 3 times a year, immediately following the Radboudumc international introduction day. Participation in this course is mandatory and you will be automatically enrolled.
  • In what kind of environment am I doing my research?
  • What is the research climate here?
  • What is expected from me as a PhD candidate?
  • What do I have to do to be successful given the time constraints?
  • What drives me in my research?
  • What are my talents and how do I exploit these optimally?
  • Is the academic world my world or should I also focus on career opportunities elsewhere?
  • Can I wait with such orientation until the final stage of my PhD or should I start earlier?
These and many more questions will be addressed in the RIHS Introduction course. It will provide new PhD candidates with insights, tips and tricks at the start of their PhD track.

Register

You will receive an e-mail from the RIHS front office with the date of the course in which you are expected. You are registered for the course if you confirm your presence by e-mail.

In short

  • This course is mandatory for all starting RIHS PhD candidates.


Dates

This courses is offered several times a year.

  • 31 October and 1 November 2019
  • 20 February and 21 February 2020
  • 18 June and 19 June 2020
  • 15 October and 16 October 2020

Contact

Tamara Gerissen
RIHS secretariat

+31 (0)24 361 4639
contact


Program RIHS introduction course for PhD candidates

Day 1


14.30 – 14.45 hrs | Registration 
 
14.45 – 15.45 hrs | General introduction – Prof. Judith Prins
Introduction on research, research policy and funding.
 
15.45 – 16.00 hrs | Break 
 
16.00 – 17.00 hrs | Workshop “FAIR Research Data Management”
Mirjam Brullemans and Koen ten Hove (RTC Data stewardship)
 
17.15 – 20.30 hrs | Dinner with pubquiz, organized by RIHS PhD council      
Valdin, Van Peltlaan 4 Nijmegen

Day 2

 
08.45 – 09.00 hrs | Registration
 
Group 1
09.00 – 10.30 hrs | Workshop Personal leadership – Annet van de Laak
Explore yourself in terms of what you want and what is important to you.
 
Group 2
09.00 – 10.30 hrs | Mastering your PhD – Prof. Maria Hopman and Martijn Kuijpers MSc
This interactive lecture will provide you with tips and tricks related to the planning, organization, execution and management of your project. Furthermore, this part will deal with everyday questions such as how to cope with different opinions of supervisors, what are your rights regarding congresses to visit, and how to think about project-unrelated activities.
 
10.30 – 11.00 hrs | Break 
 
Group 2
11.00 – 12.30 hrs | Workshop Personal leadership – Annet van de Laak
 
Group 1
11.00 – 12.30 hrs | Mastering your PhD – Prof. Maria Hopman and Martijn Kuijpers MSc
 
12.30 – 13.15 hrs | Lunch 
 
13.15 – 15.45 hrs | Reflection on science – Dr Jos Kole and Prof. Bart Kiemeney
Short break at 14.30 / 14.45 hrs
During the last part of this course you are invited to reflect critically on the ethical issues related to scientific research in general and your own PhD research specifically.