Workshops Friday April 5th – 9:30-12:30

Interested participants can directly write to until latest Wednesday the 3rd. We would be glad to help if you have further inquiries.

Registration for workshops work in a first come first served basis.

Workshop 1: Time management strategies for doctoral students
Ernestine Schneider

Writing your PHD thesis requires a lot of energy, endurance and discipline. The workshop will give you guidance tools and strategies for your thesis time management, which we will explore in an interactive approach. E.g. How to develop individual strategies? How to allocate time? How to set realistic goals on productivity? How to take control of the writing process? How to have a daily routine? Strategies for your “write-life-balance”: How to stay productive and healthy? This workshop is facilitated and conducted by Ernestine Schneider. Ernestine is a consultant and coach also in the field of intercultural consulting.

Workshop 2: Writing strategies for PhD students
Ute Henning

Writing a PhD is a challenge – not only because you carry out research independently and because you have to manage your PhD study as a project, but also because writing itself poses many difficulties. How do you get from reading the literature to writing your own draft? What techniques can you use to write a well-structured text? How do you reach a writing flow? And how do you go about revising and correcting such a long text? In this workshop, we will address these issues by discussing and using helpful writing strategies for PhD students. You will get to try these strategies by working on your own thesis. Ute Henning is a writing tutor and German teacher at TU Darmstadt. She is currently finishing her PhD project on students’ attitudes towards languages and multilingualism. Please bring your own laptops for this workshop.

Workshop 3: Critical thinking – FULLY BOOKED
Nathalie Jean-Baptiste

The 'Critical Thinking' workshop will be led by our guest instructor Dr. Nathalie Jean-Baptiste.She is a Marie Curie Global Fellow and her work focuses on vulnerability assessment and climaterelated risks in low-income countries and the relationship between infrastructure, society andthe environment. She is an architect graduated from the Universidad Iberoamericana in MexicoCity, holds a Master of Science and a Doctorate in Urban Studies from the Bauhaus University.Prior to joining the Technical University of Darmstadt, she worked as a Post-Doctoral ResearchFellow at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig for 4 years. She has taughtdifferent courses at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the Bauhaus University inWeimar.