Comparing conferences – different crowds, different questions

By Tamara Bouwman / Reading Time: 5 Minutes /  After so many years of being a PhD-candidate I’ve seen my share of conferences! In 2015 I attended three completely different conferences: one before summer, and two after (so I had time for a vacation IN summer 😉 ). ‘Different how?’ you may wonder – well, there … Continue reading Comparing conferences – different crowds, different questions

Tips for new scholars

by Tamara Bouwman / Reading Time: 4 Minutes / Last July I attended my first big conference as a PhD-student. I’ve been to large conferences before, but only as a student with little experience. This time I was going to tell the world about the research I’ve been spending more than two years on, so I … Continue reading Tips for new scholars

How to make a successful (and attractive) research poster? Tips and tricks:

  by Tamara Bouwman / Reading Time: 5 Minutes / As a PhD you probably have made a research poster at some point, or you are going to make one in the future. You fly half way across the globe to present your poster at a large conference. And there you are, along with 300(!) other … Continue reading How to make a successful (and attractive) research poster? Tips and tricks:

Works council election – why PhD’s should use their right to vote

  by Tamara Bouwman / Reading Time: 3 Minutes / As you may have heard there are elections this week (10-16 March)! I am not talking about the national or local elections, but the VU Works Council elections (or OR verkiezingen for the Dutch speaking amongst you). At the VU there are three ‘parties’ for which … Continue reading Works council election – why PhD’s should use their right to vote

Sociology

 Marije Blok Marije Blok (MSc) is an (external) PhD candidate studying ageing and technology at the Sociology department and a project manager in the Innovation department at the National Foundation for the Elderly (Nationaal Ouderenfonds). Here she will share the experiences on her journey through science and society. Lisa-Marie Kraus Lisa-Marie is a PhD candidate … Continue reading Sociology