Living your best PhD life: a hands-on workshop on PhD challenges and how to overcome them


Code: AM06


Presenters: Milan Wolffgramm, Luisa Solms and Carlotta Bunzel (Saxion University of Applied Sciences and University of Amsterdam)


Organisation represented:  The pHResh network 


The main learning objectives of this workshop are to:

  • connect PhD candidates with one another through informal and enjoyable activities
  • inform what pHResh, as an international HR and OB network, can do to make PhD trajectories more enjoyable, impactful, and sustainable
  • inform PhD candidates about the fundaments of acceptable work and affiliated practices
  • provide practical tools that PhD candidates can use to safeguard their personal well-being and work-life balance in an increasingly dynamic work environment


Who is this workshop for?

This event is primarily for PhD candidates, varying from those kickstarting their PhD trajectory to candidates that are close to finishing their dissertation – senior staff are welcome but priority for places will be given to PhD candidates. No prior preparation nor mandatory equipment is needed for attending this event. 


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For many PhD students, doing a PhD is a dream come true: doing what you are passionate about, having lots of learning opportunities (e.g., training, teaching, conferences), flexibility, and independence.


However, doing a PhD is also challenging at times. How to perform well when there is so much pressure? How to relax when work is always on your mind? How to make plans when the future is uncertain?


In this workshop, we will discuss common challenges that PhD students face. In addition to group and plenary discussions, participants will learn about potential ways to deal with difficulties in a functional way.



Price: €15

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