Soft Skill Workshop Attendance Sheet

Candidates at the Faculty of Biology (Dr. rer. nat.) have to attend a minimum of 3 workshops in 3 years. Candidates at the Faculty of Medicine should attend a minimum of 2 workshops during the BIOME year.

Workshops organised by BIOME have an attendance list which should be signed and then the participation is noted in the BIOME data bank. Attendance at non-BIOME workshops can be noted on and countersigned by the trainer on the Workshop Attendance Sheet which can be downloaded below or can be proved by the submission of a certificate issued by the hosting organisation.

The soft skill requirement is waivered for ELAN candidates (who receive similar training in modules 1, 3 and 4 of the ELAN programme). Similarly, participation in the intensive one-year DiMento programme fulfils the BIOME soft skill requirement entirely. Nevertheless, these members are welcome to register for any workshops of interest they may wish to attend.

Soft Skill Workshop Attendance Sheet

OngoingSoft Skill Programmes - Details

The soft skill programme at the University of Duisburg-Essen is provided by the Graduate Center Plus. For regular feeds about soft skill courses, please subscribe to the GC Plus mailing list!

Graduate Center Plus

Ruhr Collaborations

Further courses of interest may also be found in collaboration with the Ruhr University Bochum. To register for RUB workshops, please contact Dr. Ursula Justus.

RUB Research School

28.03.-18.07.2019Publication Days

Workshop Topics:
28.03.2019: Open Science for Beginners
11.04.2019: The Impact Story
09.05.2019: The Publication Market and I
23.05.2019: Being on the Safe Side

06.06.2019: WWW as an Information Source
04.07.2019: Publishing your Thesis
18.07.2019: Managing Information Efficiently

Target audience: All doctoral students
Host: Graduate Center Plus
Venue: Varies between Campus Essen and Duisburg
Language: German
Participants: Open

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22-23.07.2019BIOME Scientific Writing Workshop

Writing papers is a challenge for all young researchers, but particularly for non-native English speakers. Moreover, clear, well-structured, concise scientific writing is essential to getting published, regardless of your previous experience or language fluency. This two-day workshop is not only designed to help young scientists organize and get started with writing, such as finding out where to place information within the structure a scientific paper, but also how to present information to “sell” the research theme and results obtained in the best way possible.
Host: BIOME
Trainer: Dr. Avril Arthur-Goettig
Language: English
Time: 09:00-17:00
Venue: Universitätsklinikum Essen, LLZ, Room 0.007
Participants: 12
Registration

25-26.07.2019BIOME Scientific Writing Workshop

Writing papers is a challenge for all young researchers, but particularly for non-native English speakers. Moreover, clear, well-structured, concise scientific writing is essential to getting published, regardless of your previous experience or language fluency. This two-day workshop is not only designed to help young scientists organize and get started with writing, such as finding out where to place information within the structure a scientific paper, but also how to present information to “sell” the research theme and results obtained in the best way possible.
Host: BIOME
Trainer: Dr. Avril Arthur-Goettig
Language: English
Time: 09:00-17:00
Venue: Universitätsklinikum Essen, LLZ, Room 0.007
Participants: 12
Registration

05-09.08.2019GC Summer School

One week, ten workshops, lots of new competencies: Our Summer School supports doctoral researchers with training of key competencies for a successful career. It aims at strengthening your self-confidence and coping skills, thus enabling you to better communicate your achievements within the academic community and to strategically develop your career path. All workshops will be held in English, aiming at cultivating and raising awareness for intercultural and interdisciplinary issues.
Time: 09:30-17:00 h daily
Venue: University of Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen (T03 R02 D81 & D82)
Registration

Workshop Topics:

05.08.2019

Getting Your PhD in Germany: Introduction to German Academic Culture

Applying for a job

06.08.2019

Career Paths Within and Outside Academia

Conflict Management

07.08.2019

Good Scientific Practice for Doctoral Researchers

Poster Design and Presentation

08.08.2019

Slidewriting & Storylining: How to visualize your own research project

Time and self-management for Early-Career Researchers

09.08.2019

Body Language and Speech in Professional Work Environments – Voice Training and “Stage” Presence

Paper Writing in natural, life and engineering sciences

Workshop details

08-09.08.2019 Presenting (in) Science: How to own the stage

Various factors have an influence on the success and impact of your scientific presentation. Next to excellent scientific work and knowledge in the field, additional aspects such as verbal and non-verbal aspects, the structure of your objectives and your talk in general as well as interdisciplinary and intercultural aspects play an important role. Short consecutive trainings and simulations will actively train your individual presentation skills. Therefore, each participant is kindly asked to bring a presentation (e.g. power point/poster) of her/his scientific research project to the workshop.
Trainers: Knut and Regina Hannemann
Language: English
Length: Two-day intensive workshop
Time: 09:00-17:00
Venue: Universitätsklinikum Essen, LLZ, Room "Kleingruppe 1", 2nd Floor
Participants: 12
Registration: biome@uni-due.de

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20, 27 & 28.09.2019 KECK Workshop: Identifying and Communicating Personal Competence

This three-day competence analysis helps participants to identify their acquired knowledge and skills and is useful for the planning of one's professional development, preparation for entering the workplace, professional and personal (re) orientation as well as the planning of future learning projects.
Host: ABZ
Language: German
Length: Three-day intensive workshop
Time: 09:00-17:00 (on all three days)
Venue: SG 055 (Infothek des ABZ Campus Duisburg)
Registration deadline: 27.08.2019
Contact and registration: abz.seminar@uni-due.de

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10-11.10.2019 X-Days - Women@BASF

Female, strong, visable: BASF invites Master and doctorates to an information and network meeting in Ludwigshafen. Travel and accommodation costs of successful applicants will be covered by BASF, and catering for the two days is included.
Host: BASF
Language: German
Venue:  BASF SE in Ludwigshafen
Registration deadline: 05.08.2019
Registration: X-Days@BASF.com (application mail with CV)

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01-12.2019DiMento for BIOME Doctorates

This collaboration project with UDE’s Career Service (ABZ) is aimed at all doctorates who wish to pursue a career in the German industry after their PhD. The one-year programme is open to both genders, with a focus on candidates with a diversity background.
Language: German (C1 or higher)
Venue: Universitätscampus Duisburg
Registration deadline: 04.11.2018
Contact: mechthild.budde@uni-due.de

DiMento

2019UKE's Training Programme

Seminars within the categories 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the further training programme at the Universitätsklinikum Essen are considered to be equivalent to other soft-skill workshops.

Programme 2019

OngoingUDE's Career Service (ABZ)

Some of the wide-ranging workshops offered by UDE's Career Service may be of great interest and use to BIOME members.

ABZ Programme

OngoingRecommended Online Tutorials

The following online courses have been recommended by fellow BIOME members:

Biostatistics/Data Analysis
Scientific Writing
Writing in the Sciences

OngoingGerman for Guest Scientists/Visiting Researchers

German language (Deutsch als Fremdsprache) courses at different levels are offered to guest scientists and visiting researchers by the University of Duisburg-Essen's Institute for Optional Studies.
Contact and Registration: sprachkurse@uni-due.de

IOS language courses

OngoingGerman for International Medical Doctors

The Universitätsklinikum Essen offers a German course tailored to meet the needs of local international medical doctors. Aspects covered in this language course include:

  • Conversations with patients
  • Medical German for doctors
  • Themes and contents considered relevant by the participants in their professional day-to-day lives.
Contact and registration