Helmholtz Association

Supported by the Initiative and Networking Fund of the Helmholtz Association, the Research School benefits from an excellent soft skills courses program designed by the Imperial College of London for doctoral students. The program is divided into 3 sessions which are designed for different stages you are facing in the course of your thesis project:

Research Skill Development Course (1st year students)

The course has been designed to develop both personal and research effectiveness. The course is designed to address a number of development areas, such as personal effectiveness, team working, networking and communication skills.

Presentation and Communication Skills Course (2nd year students)
This course addresses a broad range of topics connected to presentation and publishing in a research context. Students will present their own work in front of the group and get direct feedback; they will bring abstracts and posters and learn how to improve these.

Career and Leadership Course (3rd year students)
To summarise, the aim of this course is to provide postgraduate research students with an opportunity to build their understanding, skills and confidence in the key areas of career planning, career development and the development of their leadership style.

Attending at least two of these courses is mandatory for RS2 students.

Upcoming Professional Skills Courses:

Research Skill Development Course (1st year students)
Group 1: April 16-19, 2018, Schloss Buchenau, Buchenau (Eiterfeld)
Group 2: December 3-6, 2018, Schloss Buchenau, Buchenau (Eiterfeld)

Presentation and Communication Skills Course (2nd year students)
Will not take place in 2018!

Career and Leadership Course (3rd year students)
Group 1: April 17-19, 2018, CJD Bonn Castell, Bonn (if overbooked, group 2 will be offered in June)
Group 3: September 10-12, 2018, Ländliche Heimvolkshochschule, Mariaspring
Group 4: September 12-14, 2018, Ländliche Heimvolkshochschule, Mariaspring



Please contact the RS2 coordinator for further information and registration .

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