What the PhD Council is
The ABRI PhD council was formed in 2010, and currently consists of four FEWEB PhD candidates. Since all FEWEB PhD students are affected by the same regulations, the council - although embedded within ABRI, aims to represent the interest of all FEWEB PhDs. Hence, we would like to invite you to contact us if you feel like there is something that needs to be addressed (in addition to filling out the annual PhD-survey, see below).
Aside from representing FEWEB PhDs, the council also organizes PhD lunches, approximately 4 times a year, where we enjoy a lunch while discussing a serious topic that we have encountered or might encounter in our lives as PhDs. Usually the council invites an expert to teach us something new regarding this topic. For 2016-2017 we plan to have informative sessions on work-life balance, the PhD defence day, supervisors, funding, resources of the VU library and the writing process. The council also organises social events about two times per year, such as dinners, and fun activities like bowling and laser tag. For more information, check the schedule below and the ABRI newsletter!
ABRI PhD lunches & Dinners
The ABRI PhD Council organizes both lunches and dinners where you can interact with your fellow PhD students. Do not miss them! Dinners are usually off campus and start around 18:00. Lunches are on campus (with educational elements) and are from noon to 13:30.
|29 September 2016||PhD Council Dinner||Hanneke's Boom|
|17 October 2016||PhD Lunch (general assembly/introduction)
|11 October 2016
||Research Seminar Gerben de Jong
|17 November 2016||Workshop Work-life Balance for PhDs (by Anne Annink)||TBA|
|6 December 2016
Research Seminar Marije noordhoek
|15 December 2016||PhD Lunch with the Beadle||HG 1A-36|
|21 January 2017
||Research Seminar Anniek Eigenraam
|10 February 2017||PhD Lunch Seminar Matthijs de Zwaan||HG-11A36|
||Panel discussion PhD Day
|28 March 2017
||Research Seminar Julia Schlegelmilch
|9 May 2017
||Research Seminar Christine Fong||1A-36
|13 June 2017
||Research Seminar Simon Twaalfhoven