PhD/PDEng Day - 19th of November 2020

Venue: Virtual - MS Teams (request via if you haven't received the links)


Preliminary program: 




Welcoming Words


Intro (P-NUT)


Welcome (TGS Dean)


Workshop Practical Tips to stay mentally healthy and distress (theme PhD Well-being, by Sabine Janssen)

Survey can be found here

We all have those moments that we feel stressed and tired. To some extent this is normal, and even efficient. When pressure becomes overwhelming, this can turn into a burnout. Burnout can lead to months or years of unproductivity and has a devastating effect on your quality of life. In this case, prevention is the best solution. Unfortunately, most people only realize this far too late! In this workshop we will discuss what may put you at risk and important warning signs. It's not all bad news though, there are plently of ways to create a more healthy balance. We will try these out together to help you determine effective ways to protect yourself, and people in your environment. 


Break - powered by thesis printing companies

Parallel workshop 1: Ipskamp Printing

Ipskamp Printing has been printing theses since 1980 and we have been developing and optimizing our procedures and production process ever since. This results in Ipskamp Printing being market leader in thesis-printing. We are the trusted partner for thesis printing and layouting for over 1.250 PhD`s annually. Will you be next?  

Our head-office is located in Enschede, conveniently close to the university so if you want to drop by then please feel free to do so. 

Parallel workshop 2: Gildeprint

Gildeprint specialises in the designing and printing of theses. A thesis should be like a business card. It needs to be perfect. We are aware of this at Gildeprint. We have over 35 years experience in the printing of theses and other publications in book form. Our aim is to deliver the highest quality and most personal printing company in the Netherlands. Why? Because we will only be satisfied when you are in possession of a thesis you are proud of! 


Parallel Workshop 1: PhD Counsellor (Minke Klomp) (canceled)

This stress management workshop provides you with information about stress and tools regarding how to handle stress.  

Parallel Workshop 2: LinkedIn (Alumni Network UTwente)

Do you want an easier way of finding jobs and to make yourself more attractive for future employers? Then you should definitely use LinkedIn! Joe Laufer from the UT Alumni Office will provide a workshop about how you can use LinkedIn to find relevant persons or companies for your research or career and also how to make your profile more professional and appealing! It is advised to already have a LinkedIn profile in advance. 



A certificate of attendance will be given to all participants who register and attend. It is calculated that the activities in the program equal 0.20 European Credits (ECs). 

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P-NUT passes the borders of faculties, departments and even universities by bringing doctoral candidates with different backgrounds together to share their experiences and help each other to grow and become more efficient in their work. Our main objectives are to bring people who share similar interests together in both a professional and informal way, to inform them on the important aspects that might affect or benefit their careers as scientists and share and defend the rights of the PhDs at the UT. These objectives define the three main goals of P-NUT: connect, inform and represent the doctoral candidates of the University of Twente. 

The organizing chairs consist of R.H. Bemthuis (P-NUT Board member), F.R. Baack (P-NUT Secretary), and Y. Pordeli (P-NUT Board member). 


  • Gildeprint

    A sponsor for the PhD Day 2020: Gildeprint. Gildeprint specializes in the designing and printing of theses. 

  • Ipskamp Printing

    A sponsor for the PhD Day 2020: Ipskamp printing. The specialist in printing and binding of books, brochures, and manuals.