Don't Panic – The Grad Student's Guide Surviving your PhD WS'19


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Course Information

Type Single Lecture (0 ECTS)
Lecturer Prof. Dr. Jilles Vreeken
Email jv (at)
Lecture Tuesday December 3rd, 16–18 o'clock, Building E1.3 Room 0.02.
Summary Pursuing a PhD can be daunting, scary, stressful, and otherwise tricky business. It's not like anything you've done it before, right? However, with a bit of preparation, a few tips and tricks, and a dash of luck, pursuing a PhD can also easily be the best thing ever. In this talk I aim to give you that preparation, and share the tips and tricks I know of. And hopefully also entertain. Doing a PhD is already serious enough, after all.

Course format

The course consists of a single lecture of two hours. There are no tutorial group meetings.

Target Audience

Are you a Bachelor or Master student and interested in doing a PhD, or, did you perhaps already just start your PhD? Then this lecture is for you.


You can download the slides right here, plus more slides covering useful topics that we did not have time for here