PhD-students outside universities
PhD-students are not always involved or based in the context of the universities. Some do their PhD-project whilst keeping a job, or they are in polytechnic education or ‘professional universities’. While it is hard enough to successfully finish a PhD-project within the university environment, it is even harder outside of that environment. Even more than in universities, the formal conditions largely lack for these ‘outsider PhD-students’. Some of them also lack methodological or scientifc background. And how do you deal with the limited amount of time you can spend on your research?
In the training, we clarify the formal conditions of the PhD-project and help to make clear agreements with their supervisor(s). We then help the PhD-student to plan their project and monitor it. Additionally, the students build and create a help network that will supply the right people around them to support their needs as project leaders. With the aid of an actor we practice several cases from the PhD-project context. How do you deal with a chaotic supervisor, or an uncooperative master student? How can you avoid conflict and still get what you want?
This course was especially developed for PhD-students outside of the environment of universities. The course information is always adapted to the context of the institution at hand.