GC Plus Summer School

Virtual Summer School 2020

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. Our Summer School supports doctoral researchers of the University of Duisburg-Essen with training of key competencies for a successful research 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.

This year, all workshops will take place as online courses. All workshops will be held in English, aiming at cultivating and raising awareness for intercultural and interdisciplinary issues.

When? 17–21 August 2020

Where? The Summer School takes place as virtual event due to the COVID19 pandemic.

Monday, 17 August 2020

Workshop 1 (09.00–12.30 h):

Introduction to German Academic Culture (Part 1)

Workshop description will be available within the next days.

Trainer: Dr. Nils Reschke

 

Workshop 2 (09.00–13.00 h):

Slidewriting & Storylining (Part 1)

The goal of this training is to quickly create slides and stories that make you stand out, e.g. for a conference, an internal meeting, your thesis defense etc.

Trainer: Dr. Markus Burger

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Workshop 3 (09.00–13.00 h):

Good Scientific Practice (Part 1)

This workshop provides specific knowledge on the topic of research ethics, allowing the participants to reflect their own guiding values and attitudes in their role as researchers.

Trainer: Valentina Vasilov

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Workshop 4 (09.00–13.00 h):

Networking Strategies for Female Researchers (Part 1)

This workshops supports female doctoral researchers in developing networking strategies to increase visibility and agency within (academic) networks.

Trainer: Stephanie Sera

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Workshop 5 (14.00–18.00 h):

Conflict Management (Part 1)

In this workshop, participants will learn how to minimise and manage conflict. The workshop covers special techniques for understanding hidden motivations and strategies for responding to the conflict commonly encountered in the workplace.

Trainer: Robert Thompson

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Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Workshop 1 (09.00–12.30 h):

Introduction to German Academic Culture (Part 2)

Workshop 2 (09.00–13.00 h):

Slidewriting and Storylining (Part 2)

Workshop 3 (09.00–13.00 h):

Good Scientific Practice (Part 2)

Workshop 4 (09.00–13.00 h):

Networking Strategies for Women (Part 2)

Workshop 6 (09.30–17.00 h):

Academic Writing for Natural Sciences

This workshop concentrates on the process of writing an academic manuscript in the medical or life sciences.

Trainer: Dr. Melanie Conrad

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Workshop 5 (14.00–18.00 h):

Conflict Management (Part 2)

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Workshop 7 (10.00–17.00 h):

Academic Writing for Humanities

This workshop supports early career researchers in the Humanities in areas that are challenging for many academic professionals who need to produce academic texts in English.

Trainer: Dr. Vera Leberecht

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Workshop 8 (09.30–16.00 h):

Presentation, Poster, Pitch – What's the Difference?

Workshop description will be available within the next days.

Trainer: Henrike Tönnes

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Workshop 9 (09.00–17.00 h):

Stress Competence for Researchers

This workshop uses cognitive stress models to show how stress is triggered and the ways in which this can be reduced and avoided.

Trainer: Dr. Jan Stamm

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Workshop 10 (09.30–15.30 h):

Time and Self Management

Workshop description will be available within the next days.

Dr. Matthias Zach

Friday, 21 August 2020

Workshop 11 (09.30–17.00 h):

Poster Design and Presentation

The aim of the workshop is for the participants to improve an existing poster during the workshop or to work out first steps and elements for a layout of a new poster.

Trainer: Dr. Imke Lode

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Workshop 12 (10.00–15.00 h):

Self-Marketing for Researchers

This workshop aims at improving your individual performance by successfully communicating and discussing your research, your expertise and professional achievements in different scientific contexts.

Trainer: Kathrin Keune

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Registration

You can arrange your schedule individually and register for as many days as you like. If workshops take place in parallel, you have to choose one of them. Please keep in mind that the places per workshop are limited.

To allow as many doctoral researchers as possible to participate in our Summer School, the final allocation to the workshops will be made after the registration deadline. We will inform you by 31 July in which workshop(s) you have received a place.

Attendance is free of charge. You will receive a certificate of participation afterwards.

The registration form will be avaible here from 6 July. Registration deadline is 26 July.