PhD students have a lot of tasks to fulfill. In part, they are employed by the university and have to fulfill teaching obligations or supervise master's students. On the other hand, they are supposed to take care of their PhD project, which often includes learning new techniques or introducing new methods in the lab. At the same time, they take on some general tasks, such as maintaining equipment, ordering consumables, or organizing workflow. And they are expected to volunteer to organize conferences, meetings, and retreats. Finally, they must be supportive when other graduate students need their expertise.
This multi-dimensional task requires a lot. Setting priorities, having discipline, and being able to say "no" are just a few of them.
- Analyze tasks and identify time killers
- Define own goals and steps to achieve them
- Acquire a technique for prioritizing tasks
- Say "no" when necessary without hurting others
Doctoral students, preferably at the beginning of their doctorate
Max. 12 participants