Newsletter April 2011

April 2011


Newsletter  # 4 – April 2011

April Events:

  • Optional Model Lunch Meeting - April 19th,  12:30

  • P-NUT "Meet the Board" Get-together  - April 7th, 17:30

  •  P-NUT Indoor Climbing  - April 20th, 19:30

Optional Model Lunch Meeting - April 19th
Want to get your commute costs paid?
Want a free bike, with bike insurance?
Want to trade your unused holidays for some money?

How to get all of these employment benefits is very simple. During this lunch time meeting  all will be explained by
Ireen Miessen, from Human Resource department of UT.

Date: April 19th, 2011
Time: 12:30
Location: Carre 1B
Registration at:

P-NUT "Meet the Board"  Get-together – This Thursday , 17:30 @ Faculty Club

The PhD community is invited for the February Get-together ! Give yourself a chance to relax and meet new people. No registration required. Drinks are on us.

Are you interested in the P-NUT board? Come and talk to us and hear what we do!  If you want join the board, please register here. More info about the board here.

Date: April 7th , 2011 (Thursday )
Time: 17:30
Venue: Blomzaal Faculty Club (building 42)
No registration required

P-NUT Indoor Climbing  - April 20th, 19:30

This month P-NUT social event is about rock climbing!  No problem if you have never climbed! Join us!

What: Experience the thrill of indoor rock climbing.
When: Wednesday April 20th, 19:30
Maximum capacity: 25 people
Where: Arque climbing centre
Address: Arqué Klimcentrum J.J. van Deinselaan 20 7500 AB Enschede
Price: 6 Euros (The price includes equipment hiring)
Register for it at:

Some tips:
  • Wear comfortable clothes, even jeans will do,
  • Do bring sports shoes that are not used outside (with dirt, wet, sand and so. House rules)
  • Arque has changing rooms/ showers, do not forget your towel and so on if you intend to take a shower after climbing.
Arque also has a small bar for refreshments.

Other things you might be interested - OPUT

OPUT (Overlegorgaan Personeelszaken Universiteit Twente) currently has a vacancy for members of the VAWO (union for scientists) and AC-HOP( (click on AC-HOP)). They would appreciate if a Dutch speaking PhD-student given that he or she is  member of one of the Unions) would fill the position.Time invested would be between 3 and 7 hours.

Please contact Marianne Scholten ( or P-NUT if you are interested in this great opportunity to get involved in university life next to your PhD.

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: Pnut011. Register now at

Contact Information

PhD Network of the University of Twente
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