We cordially invite you to join our monthly PhDrinks on Friday, November 24th at biercafé Olivier, from 20:30 onward.
As always the first drink is on us, so look for one of the LEO board members and request your coupon when you arrive.

The Sinterklaas Debate

Sinterklaas is a yearly celebratory day in the Netherlands and an important Dutch tradition.
However, the imagery of the “Zwarte Piet” has sparked much public debate in recent years. Is it a form of racism? A throwback to slavery? Or an innocent tradition?
Aminata Cairo, a specialist on diversity policy, will lead an insightful discussion about the issue. Share your ideas during this open and safe event. We will conclude the evening with some traditional holiday sweets. 

The event will take place at Lipsius – Room 147 (Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden) on 30 November 2017, from 19:00 to 21:00.
Please register at the following link: https://www.ticketkantoor.nl/shop/vbf-sinterklaas

This event is part of a series of events for PhD candidates, which has the aim to bring together PhD candidates of Leiden University with different backgrounds and scientific interests.
Through thought-provoking activities and debates, we want to promote a sense of community amongst PhDs in Leiden. Learn more about it on the series webpage: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/events/series/events-for-phds

 

Meet and Greet with the Rector Magnificus of Leiden University

Dear PhDs,

LEO in association with JUL cordially invite you to join a Meet & Greet event with the Rector Magnificus of Leiden University!

The meeting will take place on Thursday, November 30th, starting at 17:30, in the Beeldention (Academy Building). The first 60 minutes will be covered by a Q&A session with a moderator who will lead the discussion, including free coffee, tea and refreshments. The session will be followed by drinks at the Faculty Club (18:30-20:00), where as always your first drink is on us!

However, for the Q&A session we need your input! So get creative and think about what you would like to know from our Rector 🙂 Submit your question* with the registration form (required), and we will select 10-15 questions which will be asked by the moderator during the meeting.

Due to limited capacity of participants, we recommend that you register as soon as possible at:
https://goo.gl/forms/FO9dosK5P5QDEOxj1
Registration deadline is on November 28th, or when maximum capacity is reached.

We hope to see you there!
Your LEO-team

*Example question: “How is it for you, as a professor of Law, to direct a broad research university where many different sciences are represented?”

SBB is looking for a board!

Are you ready to bring Leiden’s most impactful sustainable business case competition to the next level? We are looking for a board!

This spring the SBB board organized the first edition of the Sustainable Business Battle Leiden & The Hague (SBB)! During six weeks, the battle brought students, the government, the university, and companies in the region closer together, while simultaneously tackling real business cases related to sustainability. Many of the solutions created during the battle are currently being implemented in the organisations. You can find he aftermovie here: https://lnkd.in/d8xJU76

SBB board is creating a foundation for the Sustainable Business Battle and is looking for six ambitious students to take the SBB to the next level. Find the vacancy here: https://lnkd.in/dWhfdRs

They also invite you to come to their informal information session and drinks on October 19th: http://bit.ly/2yyyFPd

« Researchers without borders » : let’s discover your opportunities in Europe

ABG (Association Bernard Gregory) and its partners, the French-German University and the French-Italian University, is organising a 2-day event on researchers’ mobility and career development in Europe, with the support of the European Commission.

The purpose of the event is to inform PhDs about:
– the research landscape in different European countries,
– the funding schemes available in Europe,
– the recruitment process across Europe, in academia and outside.

During two days, they have the opportunity to meet and discuss with representatives of research institutes, mobility/research funding agencies, companies and career advisors from Europe.

It takes place in Paris on December 11 and 12. The whole program is held in English.
For more information, the program and registration (mandatory!) follow the link: https://www.abg.asso.fr/en/article/fr-researchers-without-borders-venez-decouvrir-les-opportunites-de-mobilite-en-europe-paris-11-et-12-decembre-2017-1825

LEO Halloween Drinks

Dear fellow PhDs,

This month, our drinks are shifted to the fourth Friday of the month and for a very good reason: it’s Halloween!!!

We invite you on Friday, October 27th from 20:30 onward at Stadscafé van der Werff for our LEO PhDrinks.
As always, the first drink is on us, so don’t forget to ask a LEO board member for your drink coupon.

Moreover, join us after the drinks for the Red Rup Halloween party at de Nobel.
For information and tickets, see gebrdenobel.nl/concert/red-cup-party-halloween/

Dress up is optional but your contribution to the Halloween spirit would be more than welcome 😉

Jumpstart your business career in Life Sciences!

Are you a PhD student, postdoc or Master student and are you interested to pursue your career in one of the many Life Sciences companies? Do you want to know more about the business field and your career opportunities? Then we invite you to participate in the unique program of the international BioBusiness Summer School.

For more information and application: www.biobusinesssummerschool.nl

Working in the consultancy after your PhD, something for you?

On Thursday 9 November, PCDI organises the Masterclass Strategy Consulting together with Gupta Strategists, a small consultancy operating for the Health Sector. During the full-day programme you learn the ins and outs of what it is like to work as a consultant. PhD graduates who work as Gupta strategists share their experiences (PhD’s with different background). Together you work on a business case indicative of the kind of challenges they tackle in their work. The day ends with a dinner, the location is Utrecht. Spoken language is Dutch.

Are you curious to find out what it’s like to work as a strategy consultant? And would you like to know if you have what it takes to flourish in a consultancy environment? Do not miss the opportunity and register before 12 October. Please note that participation in the Gupta Strategists Masterclass is free of charge, but limited to 20 persons. For more information, please consult our website
https://www.pcdi.nl/events/masterclass-strategy-consulting
or the attached flyer. Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us directly via 030-2723221 or info@pcdi.nl

The Postdoc Career Development Initiative (PCDI) is an organisation with a societal mission. Our aim is to stimulate the broad professional and career development of early career researchers who (are about to) have a PhD in order to get the most out of their potential; to make use of their talent to contribute to science, society and the knowledge economy. PCDI works together with PNN.

More information about PCDI and other PCDI activities, you will find at the website www.pcdi.nl

Survey on the contribution of PhD candidates to Dutch university education.

De Volkskrant, the Netherlands’ most renowned quality newspaper, is investigating the contribution of PhD candidates to Dutch university education. This is done in collaboration with the Dutch interest group for PhD candidates (PNN).

The survey consists of three parts. First, we will ask for some background information. Second, a number of questions about the allotment of your professional time. Third, we will put to you a number of statements about the relationship between education and research.
To take the survey, follow the link:
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSe1F9QzLAiuC8easw…/viewform

The results of the survey will only be used by the Volkskrant reporters who are involved in this investigation. We would like to ask you to complete the survey before October 18th. Completing the survey will take about ten minutes.

The results of the survey will be processed anonymously. There is an option to enter your e-mail address at the end of the survey if you are willing to answer further questions. Should you have any questions about this survey, you can reach the reporters via the address below.
Reporter at de Volkskrant
Kaya.Bouma@Volkskrant.nl