Voetbalmetaforen, verwachtingen temperen en opvallend felle kritiek van de rector op de campushuisarts. Een debat over werkdruk van promovendi in het Amphitheater donderdagmiddag nam onverwachte wendingen. ‘We zijn het volledig oneens met alles wat deze huisarts doet.’
Football metaphors, tempering expectations and remarkably fierce criticism from the rector on the general physician on campus. A discussion on the workload of PhD students in the Amphitheatre Thursday afternoon took unexpected turns. 'We completely disagree with everything this GP does.'
Doctoral candidates face unique challenges and stressors compared to other UT employees. Studium Generale, in collaboration with U-Today and P-NUT, is therefore organizing a discussion about work pressure among PhDs. The event will take place on 13 April in Vrijhof.
The annual P-NUT PhD & EngD Day will be held on 24th February in DesignLab. Carrying the theme ‘Research & Sustainability in times of crisis’, the event for doctoral candidates includes hands-on activities, such as a workshop on how to deal with stress.
Results of a well-being survey show that UT doctoral candidates are impacted by loneliness and wish for more sense of belonging. The survey was conducted by the EQUITY working group from P-NUT (PhD Network of the University of Twente) from December 2021 to February 2022.
After a recent traumatic event, Rupsa Basu, PhD candidate at the University of Twente, decided to speak up about exclusion and discrimination that she has experienced on campus and beyond. Here is her story, in her own words. ‘I know other international PhDs have similar experiences but they are afraid to speak up.’
P-NUT (PhD Network of the University of Twente) has started a new initiative to support female doctoral candidates. ‘We want to raise awareness of challenges women face and create a safe group where you can share anything,’ says the group’s founder, PhD researcher Aurora Ruiz Rodríguez.
Students or researchers? PhD candidates fall into a category of their own. What is it like to navigate the sometimes lonely road towards a doctoral degree? In this monthly series, we put the PhDs of the University of Twente in the limelight. This episode gives the stage to Rob Bemthuis, a young academic from the Pervasive Systems Research Group.
Carrying the theme ‘science in a post-fact society’, the annual PhD & PDEng Day will be held on the 24th of November in the Gallery on campus. The event will include keynote speeches by UT honorary doctors Jamie Hyneman and Wim van Saarloos.
De nieuwe partij List P-Nut krijgt vanaf 1 oktober een zetel in de universiteitsraad. Dik Schipper, die namens eenmanspartij ET een zetel had, gaat na morgen met emeritaat. De vacante zetel wordt ingenomen door promovendus Anton Atanasov.
Four in ten PhDs say that they have experienced misconduct, reported Dutch news medium NOS last week. ‘The issues were known to us, but the extent is not something we recognize,’ reacts PhD Network of the University of Twente (P-NUT).
In this opinion article, I would like to respond to the recent piece written by a fellow doctoral candidate of the UT, Diana Garcia-Gonzalez. Above all, I would like to thank Diana for sharing her side of the story with the community. At the same time, I would like to take the opportunity to clarify some potential misunderstandings or misconceptions about what has been communicated or what has been done by P-NUT’s Include-U project.
I am writing this text as a reaction to an article recently published on U-Today. The title stated; ‘PhDs don’t feel connected to the university’. The piece only quotes one side of the story; the side of P-NUT’s study. With this text, I would like to share my impressions on this piece and share my side of the story — as my experience as a UT PhD is very different from the one portrayed in the previous piece.
P-NUT (PhD Network of the University of Twente) has started Include-U, a project to facilitate inclusion of international doctoral candidates at the UT. As its first step, P-NUT conducted research into experiences of international PhDs. ‘Based on these interviews, we see there’s a problem with inclusion. The sense of belonging to the UT is missing.’
Menig promovendus ziet de verdediging met alle ceremoniële poespas als een feestelijk hoogtepunt. Het is de bekroning op vier jaar hard werken. Maar nu, in coronatijd, rest er slechts het digitale alternatief. En dat voelt voor veel promovendi niet goed.
Many PhD students regard the defense, with all its ceremonial rules, as the grand finale of his or her research. It is the crowning glory of four years of hard work. But now, during the corona crisis, there is only the digital alternative. And that doesn't feel right to many PhD candidates.