Newsletters 2011

Newsletter May 2011

May 2011


Newsletter  # 5 – April 2011

May Events:

  • Lunch Meeting: Is There Life After Ph.D.? Making the Next Decision - May 18th 12:30

  • P-NUT "The New Board" Get-together  -  May 12th, 17:30

  •  P-NUT Cultural Cycling Event (Rock N' Pop Museum) - May 29th, 14:30

 Lunch Meeting - Is there Life After Ph.D.? Making the Next Decision (May 18th, 12:30)

Knowing what to do after receiving your Ph.D. can be a big challenge. You might feel that you have so many choices that you hardly know what to do. Or you might feel stuck and can’t seem to decide, even when one choice is clearly for your benefit.  This lunchtime talk will introduce you to the decision making process and its six stages. A short exercise will shed some light on your own way of making the smallest decisions. Bring pen and paper

Short CV  Catherine Ann Lombard:
Catherine Lombard is a psychosynthesis coach and counselor specializing in activating the will and bringing meaning to the workplace. Through her workshops and private consultancy, Catherine has helped many people connect to their will and change their lives. She is also a published writer of first-person essays and poetry and her work has appeared in numerous publications including the UTNieuws.

Date: May 18th
Time: 12:30
Venue: Carre 2L
Registration at:
Food included, Free registration.

P-NUT "The New Board"  Get-together –  May 12th, 17:30 @ Faculty Club

May 5th (Thursday) is a National Holiday. Therefore, the P-NUT Get-Together will be on May 12th, at the Faculty Club.

In this month's Get-Together we are going to Introduce the new board members and our plans for the P-NUT's future.
All the PhD Community is invited. Come along and bring your PhD colleagues.

Date: May 12th , 2011 (Thursday )
Time: 17:30
Venue: Blomzaal Faculty Club (building 42)
No registration required

P-NUT Cultural Cycling Event (Rock N' Pop Museum)  - May 29th, 12:30

Explore the Euregio by cycling to Gronau! The event consists of cycling to Gronau in Germany to visit the , have dinner and then cycle back to the Enschede. Up for it?

Curious about the history of Rock- and Pop music? Want to explore the neighboring country on a Sunday afternoon? Ever wanted to cycle to Gronau and enjoy something different from what Enschede has to offer?  This is your opportunity to combine all of this! Join us for a cycling trip to Gronau (Germany), where we will get a guided tour through the famous 
Rock N' Pop Museum . Afterwards we will have a nice dinner at the Enchilhada Mexican restaurant where they serve great food and even better cocktails (also non-alcoholic!!).   

Date: May 29th , 2011(Sunday)
Time: 14:30 (Starting to Cycle together from Enschede to Gronau)
Meeting Point: Enschede, in front of the old church (Old Market)

Register at
Price: P-NUT is going to subsidize the entrance ticket for the museum, so you pay only €3,00 (and P-NUT pays 5,00).

Slides of the Optional Model Lunch Meeting + UTNiews Report  

Last month P-NUT organized together with UT's H&R a lunch meeting on the optional model.
The slides of that presentation can be downloaded here.

In addition, Catherine Ann Lombard, from UTNiews, have written about the lunch meeting. You can read more on:

P-NUT is looking forward to always improve our lunch meetings. Please write your opinion on this lunch meeting on the following link:

Other things you might be interested –  BCF Career Event

Are you looking to make the next step in your career? Visit BCF Career Event on May 26th 2011 in Amsterdam RAI.

This is the largest career event for Life Sciences, Chemistry, Food and Pharma. On this day you can meet about 100 employers. During BCF Career Event you can further participate in workshops or talk to a career coach in the career corner.
As a PhD Student of P-nut, you will receive a discount on the entrance price. To receive this discount,  enter the promotional code in the registration form: PNUT2011, PNUT2012, PNUT2013, PNUT2014, PNUT2015 (5 entrances for free, for discount use Pnut011 code).   Register  at

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