Newsletters 2012

Newsletter February 2012

February 2012

Newsletter #2 - February 2012
February Events:
  • P-NUT get-together - Today, 17:30 Blomzaal, Faculty Club
  • Bedrijvendagen 2012 (Company days)  Kick off - February, 7th, O&O plein
  • Dutch tax lunch meeting - Thursday, February 9th, 12:30, Ravelijn 1501
  • P-NUT @ San Remo - Friday, 17th, San Remo
  • Campus Tip of the Day!
  • Present yourself students union workshop - February 15th, 9:00 - 17:00
  • Presentation given during the printing market

P-NUT get-together - Today, 17:30 Blomzaal, Faculty Club

Our next Get-Together is today! P-NUT has elected their new board. Join us for a social drink and meet PhD from other departments. Last month, we introduced our candidates for the new board. If you haven't had the opportunity yet, you can now meet the elected board members and discuss their plans. Drinks are on us :)

Date: Today!
Time: 17:30
Venue: Blomzaal Faculty Club (Building 42) 
No registration is required 

Bedrijvendagen 2012 (Company days) Kick off - February 7th, O&O plein

Bedrijvendagen, or company days, is a yearly event on campus during which companies from all sectors come to give presentations, offer recruitment services, and recruit students. Until this year the main focus has been on undergraduate and masters students. However, P-NUT has teamed up with bedrijvendagen to offer PhD candidates a program specifically tailored for them.

Want to know more about employment options after the PhD? Want to get your CV checked, participate in an interview training workshop, or participate in an informal recruitment? Then check out the program on our page: and attend the Kick-off event!

Date: 7th February
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Where: O&O plein (Outside the Waaier)
Cost: Free

Dutch tax lunch meeting - Thursday, February 9th, 12:30, Ravelijn 1501

2011 has come to an end, and it is now time to fill in your tax forms. This needs to be done before April 1st in the Netherlands. Some experts will come to visit us and explain the Dutch income tax system in about 30 minutes. After that there will be time for questions and exchange of contact information for those who want a personal appointment. A sandwich lunch will be provided by us.

Date: Thursday, January 9th
Time: 12:30
Venue: Ravelijn 1501

P-NUT @ San Remo - Friday, February 17th, 21:00 onwards

Back this month by popular demand: join us in this third installment of P-NUT @ San Remo. The event is simple. You start arriving at San Remo, Stadsgravenstraat 53  7511 ER  Enschede, from 21:00 onwards. You order a drink from the bar. You talk, drink, and mingle with fellow PhD candidates, who amazingly are doing the same. Join us for celebrating and commiserating on the tough and lovely life of the PhD candidate.

Date: Friday, February 17th
Time: 21:00 onwards
Venue: San Remo, Stadsgravenstraat 53, Enschede
No registration required

Campus Tip of the Day!

Like comics books and Manga? Did you know that the Belletterie has been stocking up on comic books since 1965? You can take out comic books on loan, participate in Dance Dance revolution competitions, and many more activities. Membership is required, €10 with Xtra-card €15 without.

Opening times: Monday to Friday  12.45–13.30 and 19.00–20.00
Location: Bastille room 105

Present yourself students union workshop - February 15th, 9:00 - 17:00

Present specifically designed for international students. This training  course focuses on using your personal power when applying for a job. Applying for a job can be challenging in this difficult economic climate. As an international student it can become useful to familiarize yourself with the Dutch cultural aspects that are used in the process of applying for a job. This training course helps you translate your personal power into your cv, social media, and presentation during an interview.

For who? International students in their master phase! PhD candidates can enrol but we do not have priority! Register if you are interested but we can not guarantee you  a spot.
Suscribe you by sending an e-mail with your name, home country, study and study phase to

Date: Wednesday, February 15th
Time: 9:00-17:00
Location: Will be announced later

Presentation given during the printing market

Last week, we organized a successful thesis printing market. One of the printers, Ipskamp, gave a presentation with very useful information for preparing your final manuscript. They made the slides of their presentation available to us. They can be found here:

Contact Information

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