Effective Scientific Communication

What is Effective Scientific Communication?

The Doctoral seminar on Effective Scientific Communication helps researchers to develop their writing and speaking skills, so they can present their research work in an effective way. The seminar is accessible to students of all doctoral schools.

The seminar covers papers partially and oral presentations extensively. You will learn how to write an effective abstract and how to structure and deliver presentations, create slides, and answer questions. Besides four half-days of discussion in plenary group, you will have the opportunity to sharpen your skills on a writing homework with individual feedback and two practice presentations in subgroups of five people. As support material, you will receive a copy of 'Trees, maps, and theorems', which covers the seminar's topics and more.

The seminar is run in English, unless all participants present are Dutch-speaking. Most examples used, the various course documents and the book are all in English.

To get credits, you must demonstrate regular attendance and you must satisfactorily complete the writing homework and both practice presentations.

Please note that to complete your registration you are expected to send in a brief letter of motivation including an agreement of regular attendance of the sessions (both concepts and practice) and completing the writing homework. You can send it to doctoral [dot] schools [at] vub [dot] ac [dot] be

Dates:

The program foresees 4 half-day class meetings in plenary group to discuss concepts, 2 half-day practice sessions in subgroups of 5 participants, and 1 individual tutorial of 15 minutes. The subgroups will be formed during the first meeting.

Concepts I:

  • Monday 13th of November 2017: 09.00 hrs - 17.00 hrs in room
  • Monday 27th of November 2017: 09.00 hrs - 12.30 hrs in room

Tutorials (15 minutes per participant):

  • Monday 27th of November 2017: 12.30hrs - 18.30 hrs in room

Practice I (1 half day per participant between Wednesday the 29th of November & Friday the 1st of December):

  • Wednesday 29th of November 2017: 09.00 hrs - 12.30 hrs & 13.30 hrs - 17.00 hrs
  • Thursday 30th of November 2017: 09.00 hrs - 12.30 hrs & 13.30 hrs - 17.00 hrs
  • Friday 1st of December 2017: 09.00 hrs - 12.30 hrs & 13.30 hrs - 17.00 hrs

Concepts II:

  • Monday 04th of December 2017: 09.00 hrs - 12.30 hrs in room

Practice II (1 half day per participant between Wednesday the 13th & Friday the 15th of December):

  • Wednesday 13th of December 2017: 09.00 hrs - 12.30 hrs & 13.30 hrs - 17.00 hrs
  • Thursday 14th of December 2017: 09.00 hrs - 12.30 hrs & 13.30 hrs - 17.00 hrs
  • Friday 15th of December 2017: 09.00 hrs - 12.30 hrs & 13.30 hrs - 17.00 hrs

Practical Information                  

Where?             Campus Etterbeek - rooms to be confirmed

 

Registration:

Register HERE

Free of charge for PhD students

We kindly ask you to register only once and only when you can actually participate. In case you have already registered but are not able to participate, please be so kind as to notify us by sending an e-mail to doctoral [dot] schools [at] vub [dot] ac [dot] be so we can offer your place to one of your PhD colleagues on the waiting list.

Please be aware of the fact that the cancellation and no-show policy of VUB applies. Cancellation of your participation is only allowed up to 48 hours before the start of the course. Otherwise, the policy as described on the doctoral school website will be followed.

Registration Rules: http://www.vub.ac.be/phd/english/workshopsENG.html#RegisRules
No Show Policy:
https://my.vub.ac.be/en/phd/regulations-forms