To: PhD and PDEng candidates,
We would like to inform you of the possibility for bursary or other non-employed candidates to receive support via the UT Emergency Fund to help those in pressing need due to corona-related issues (payments stalled, unable to travel at end of stay etc.). You can use me as first point of contact, and I will contact you and pass your name and m-number to SACC where the requests will be screened. You can mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PhD / PDEng UT courses
As you might be aware of, some courses for which you have registered for have been cancelled and rescheduled to a later date while others are being run or will run online (UT coursefinder).
All standard first year PhD courses are running online now
PhD/PDEng Introductory workshop + Academic Integrity
Datamanagement (to be announced)
As well as the follow-up courses
Career orientation & application
Taste of Teaching (to be announced for June)
Researcher Impact Challenge (formerly Entrepreneurial Researcher)
Professional Effectiveness (limited)
Project management for PhD’s (limited)
Interview skills (to be announced)
Future Learn Online Courses
In addition to UT generic courses, we also would like to provide PhD and PDEng candidates with a list of online generic Future Learn courses which you might want to follow and for which you can enroll via TELT.
UT will pay the course fee to FutureLearn. In order for UT to pay the course fee to FutureLearn so that you qualify for the certificate, you first need to send an email to email@example.com with the title of the course you would like to take. Course list:
Career Orientation and Application:
Communication with customers:
Creative and design thinking:
Influencing others (and yourself):
Personal and Powerful advising:
Professional Effectiveness (note for PDEng students: these are no replacements for the UT course which is a compulsory part of your educational programme):
Paul van Dijk