The next edition of the Doctoral Day will be held on Thursday 28 October 2021.
More details will follow later.


On Thursday March 25, the second Doctoral Day of the academic year 2020-2021 took place. Below you can find the programme. 

Programme: overview

Plenary sessions morning

9.00 – 9.25  
Welcome 
Prof. dr. Philippe Meers (Chair of the Antwerp Doctoral School)
9.25 – 9.45    
Doctoral education @UAntwerp: the Antwerp doctoral programme  
dr. Karen Brans & dr. Karla Tersago (Antwerp Doctoral School)
9.45 – 10.10 
Associations and initiatives for PhD students @UAntwerp:
VABAP, WDW, MONDO and Buddy Project 
10.10 – 10.25  
Break
10.25 – 11.10 
All the practicalities to successfully conclude your doctoral educational programme
Simone Kramer  (Antwerp Doctoral School)
11.10 – 11.55
Well-being, Safety & Environment
Kris Kuypers (Health and Safety Department) & Marleen Clerinx (Environmental Office)
11.55 – 13.00
Break

Plenary session afternoon

13.00 - 13.45
The ins and outs of research integrity and ethics
(obliged to follow once as a PhD researcher)
Marianne De Voecht (Research Affairs Unit)
13.45 - 14.00
Break – Short Overview of the vision of the Antwerp Doctoral School

Parallel session 1 – choose one out of the three options

14.00 – 14.45
Option 1: More insight into your competence profile: to create a personal development plan
(highly recommended for starting PhD researchers)
dr. Karla Tersago (Antwerp Doctoral School)
14.00 – 14.45
Option 2: An invitation to engage in science communication
Els Grieten  (Science Communication)
14.00 – 14.30
Option 3: Broaden your horizon with a joint PhD
​Simone Kramer (Antwerp Doctoral School)
14.45 – 15.00
Break

Parallel session 2 - choose one out of the three options​

15.00 – 16.00
Option 1: Stress and resilience
Ariane Pierrard (The Human Link)
15.00 – 16.00
Option 2: Overcome procrastination - the science of perfect timing
dr. Robin Lefebvre (Grow to Excel)

Parallel session 3 – choose one out of the three options

16.00 – 16.45
Option 1: GDPR & Academic Research 101
​(highly recommended for starting PhD researchers)
Koen Pepermans  (Data Protection Officer)
16.00 - 16.45
Option 2: Can I take my PhD for a spin?
dr. Iris Vanaelst (Valorisation Office)
16.00 – 16.45
Option 3: Managing your career as a PhD
Lotte De Leeuw (Talent Center)


16.45 – 17.00
Closing notes and questions