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PhD Candidates Staff & Supervisors Curriculum Organisation Alumni Seminar Skills Passport Training the trainer E-learning #MeToo

PhD Candidates

We explored whether online seminars with alumni and PhD candidates was helpful as orientation to the labour market (they are!) and what kind of employability courses they would need. Please find the report here.

Staff & Supervisors

The quality of supervision and supervisors is time-and-again identified as core to the PhD-trajectory. We therefore tested a number of modules and forms to Train the Trainer¸ so to speak. Please find the report here.

Curriculum

As a result of the corona-crisis most Graduate Schools turned to online teaching overnight and acquired hands-on experience. Please find our report about this transition to e-learning here.

Do’s and don’ts for online teaching
As a result of the corona-crisis most Graduate Schools turned to online teaching overnight and acquired hands-on experience. Please use these practical do’s and don’ts to your advantage.

Organisation

We identified a desire in the schools to improve their recruitment, selection and supervision processes. We tested whether a dedicated psychological support tool would be beneficial and gained mixed results. Please find the report here.

Alumni Seminar

We explored whether online seminars with alumni and PhD candidates was helpful as orientation to the labour market (they are!) and what kind of employability courses they would need.

Please click here to copy the format of the seminars for your own school.

Training the trainer

Supervising PhD candidates has become more complex than in the past due to their increasing diversity in terms of education, cultural and professional backgrounds. Supervisors are currently poorly equipped with skills needed to successfully guide and support such diversity of candidates. Our Training-the-Trainer tool helps to identify the particular challenges for supervisors, and design a successful training programme for them. Please find the tips here!

E-learning

As a result of the corona-crisis most Graduate Schools turned to online teaching overnight and acquired hands-on experience. Please use these practical do’s and don’ts to your advantage. 

#MeToo

Concerned about the growing number of harassment cases in academia, we commissioned a theater play about a female PhD candidate being harassed and assaulted by her supervisor. Please find:
- a short report about the play and its reception in numerous graduate schools and universities here.
- the website of the theatre play here.
- an influential Dutch study about the various kinds of harassment in (Dutch) academia here.

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