Imagine starting your PhD during the lockdown… This could be working from home without knowing your colleagues, or changing the subject of your PhD project to COVID and pipetting like crazy, or working at the intensive care for three months instead of starting your research project. All of these scenarios and more have actually taken place. The stories were shared during the first 1.5 meter course “In the lead of your PhD”.
As usual, the course took place at Soeterbeek, a former convent in Ravestein that is now property of Radboud University. The beautiful weather allowed that parts of the training were done outside in the garden. Inside, all chairs were set a 1.5 meter apart. The physical distance did not create a mental distance. On the contrary, the PhD candidates worked intensely together on their personal development and shared motivatons, areas for development and personal strenghts.
“A special group”, says Clasien Oomen, graduate school coordinator of RIMLS. “The group was immediately tight. People were very happy to interact with other starting PhD candidates and recognized their own experiences in this strange period. Some participants had great insights that will put them more in the lead of their own PhD training.”
The course has proved it: the new PhD candidates are ready for the future!
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