BIOME - Soft Skills
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
Ruhr University Collaborations
Soft Skill Programmes - Overview
Current Workshops of Interest
Host: Young Entrepreneurs in Science
We want to open up new career perspectives for highly qualified, early-career researchers and channel their expert knowledge into entrepreneurial endeavours. Through learning methods such as Design Thinking, participants are encouraged to discover and share their inherent competencies and potentials. The involvement of startup founders and intrapreneurs of innovation-oriented companies give participants insights into the chances and challenges of entrepreneurial activity.
|30.07.2020||15:00-17:00||Prototype your PhD|
Please note: You will need about 5 minutes to register directly on the Young Entrepreneurs in Science's website. For organisational reasons, each webinar is limited to approx. 20 spots allocated on the first come, first served principle. All selected participants will receive a confirmation email with further information.
Host: Graduate Center Plus
The COVID 19 pandemic challenges us all in a special and new way. In this situation, we would like to support you as best as we can. Since it is currently not possible to hold on-site events and consultations, we have temporarily changed some of our offerings into online formats. Since mid-April, we are offering online workshops (German/English) for doctoral researchers in the new series "Home Training Days" on the following topics:
|20, 21 & 28.08.2020||TBA||Visuelle Kommunikation für Wissenschaftler*innen|
|07.09.2020||TBA||Karrierewege in der Wissenschaft|
Places are limited, a timely registration is required! Please make a note of the registration dates on the GC Plus website.
Successful academic careers require not only outstanding research results and a deep level of expertise in the respective academic fields, but also a set of transferable skills. The GC Plus Summer School supports doctoral researchers of the University of Duisburg-Essen with training of these key competencies. 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 own career path. This year, all workshops will take place as online courses. Language of all offers will be English, aiming at cultivating and raising awareness for intercultural and interdisciplinary issues.
- Introduction to German Academic Culture
- Slidewriting & Storylining
- Good Scientific Practice
- Networking Strategies for Female Researchers
- Conflict Management
- Academic Writing for Natural Sciences
- Presentation, Poster, Pitch – What's the Difference?
- Stress Competence for Researchers
- Time and Self Management
- Poster Design and Presentation
- Self-Marketing for Researchers
Registration deadline: 06-26.07.2020
Summer 2020Consultation and Individual Coaching
Host: Graduate Center Plus
Do you need advice or would you like to exchange with other early career researchers? Join our "Open GC Plus Online Consultation", always Wednesdays from 10.00 to 11.00 a.m. via ZOOM. You will receive access to the ZOOM meeting room by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a brief description of your questions in the e-mail.
Our "Coaching Hour" offers you an additional opportunity to enter into a confidential dialogue on individual concerns. Further information on this offer can be found here. We offer this format by telephone or online by prior appointment. Please contact Valentina Vasilov for appointments: email@example.com, 0201 183 3176.
Summer 2020Other Coaching Events
For Doctoral Researchers:
Registration & further information
Autumn School „Quo Vadis Digitalisierungsforschung?“
Apply by 31 May 2020, for details visit: https://www.cais.nrw/veranstaltungen/quo-vadis-digitalisierungsforschung/
Host: Research Academy Ruhr
Career development for young female academics
mentoring³ is a mentoring programme for academic career development for young researchers from all disciplines of the University Alliance Ruhr. There is a programme line for female doctoral students and a programme line for post-doctoral and post-doctoral students.
What does mentoring³ offer?
The focus of the programme is the dialogue with your mentor: over a period of two years, you benefit from personal exchange with an experienced professor or scientist. You will receive advice on career planning in confidential discussions and expand your understanding of science.
A diverse event programme flanks the mentoring relationship over the entire term. In interdisciplinary workshops, you prepare yourself for leadership responsibility in university and non-university research, clarify beneficial career strategies and strengthen your personal key competencies. Network meetings offer you the opportunity to exchange experiences with peers across universities and to expand your academic network.
In the discipline-specific mentoring groups (humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering), the respective specialist cultural conditions of a scientific career are taken into account.
Programme start: October 2020
Registration deadline: 15.07.2020
Contact for the natural sciences: Anja Tillmann, firstname.lastname@example.org
Further Recommended Training Programmes
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: 31.10.2019
Ongoing Recommended Online Tutorials
Survival Language Courses
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: email@example.com
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.
The UDE PE programme provides university employees with the opportunity of attending English language courses to apply and improve their existing English language skills. The aim here is to acquire the foreign language at a higher level. The three levels of the individual courses (A2 to C1) correlate to those of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).