Newsletter August 2011

August 2011

Newsletter  # 8 – August 2011


  • Networking Event of the Year: PhD Day of UT

Meet with the Rector Magnificus of UT & CEO of EIT ICT Labs

  • Short Survey for the New P-NUT
  • Visa issues while travelling abroad
  • Monthly P-NUT get together -  Cancelled for August

PhD Day of UT:  Meet with Rector Magnificus, CEO of EIT ICT Labs, Drinks, Salsa Workshop. Sep 16th 16:00 Hrs 

Mark your calendar for the most important networking event of the year in your PhD term for the year 2011.  You are cordially invited by P-NUT in the afternoon of Friday, September 16th for a short talk and informal borrel with the Rector Magnificus, Prof.Dr.Ed Brinksma of UT.  Prof. Dr. Willem Jonker, CEO of EIT ICT Labs will address the students during the afternoon program. In the evening we are inviting you to join a Salsa Workshop and the first official P-NUT Party in the Vestingbar! Be sure you do not miss this event!!

P-NUT Survey: Please provide your feedback!

You might already know that from September onwards we will be a legal, registered association. P-NUT will be a proactive, effective communication platform between UT and the PhD candidates. We will keep abreast of all the changes in terms of policy and all the relevant issues that affect the PhD candidates. Today we would like to find out your opinion about what you wish of P-NUT in the future. Shall we organize more or less activities or represent you better?

We would really appreciate if you can answer this short survey if you have not done it yet, it only takes 2 minutes! Fill out here!

Visa Issues for PhDs while Travelling abroad 

 You submit your work, get your paper accepted, register for the conference, pay your fees even buy an air ticket and after all this hard work find out that you have been denied a visa to make the trip, or the entire visa application process takes so long that the conference already passed once you receive an answer from the embassy. If you have ever faced such issues, please do let us know! We heard from several PhD candidates that such problems exist and want to take an inventory to evaluate the situation and determine the role P-NUT can play in addressing such issues on a national level. Please take a minute to fill out the following questionnaire.


P-NUT monthly get-together –  Cancelled for August

Our monthly get-together offers the opportunity to meet your fellow PhDs from all the departments in UT. Since the Faculty Club is closed for holidays, we had to cancel the monthly get-together for August. We will meet again in the first week of September, of course.

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