Newsletter September 2013

September 2013
 
Newsletter #9 - September 2013

September Events:
  • P-NUT get-together - Thursday, September 5th, 17:00 Blomzaal, Faculty Club
  • Last Minute Optional Model Lunch Meeting - Thursday, September 12th, 12:30, RA 1501
  • Research Professional Database Workshop - Thursday, September 26th, 12:30, RA 2231
  • P-NUT @ De Vluchte - Friday, September 27th, 21:00, De Vluchte
  • Mark your calendar: PhD Day 2013 on Ocober 3rd!
P-NUT get-together - Thursday, September 5th, 17:00 Blomzaal, Faculty Club

Thursday is the New Friday!

Why not begin the month with a positive outlook? Do you want to find yourself in an enjoyable environment and detach from work?
Then this is the place for you. Join us for the monthly Get-Together in the Faculty Club to mingle with fellow PhDs in a cosy and friendly ambiance. After this you will even find Fridays to be more enjoyable and productive when you are working.

Details:
Date: Thursday, September 5th
Time: 17:00
Venue: Blomzaal Faculty Club (Building 42)
No registration is required

Last Minute Optional Model Lunch Meeting - Thursday, September 12th, 12:30, RA 1501

Did you hear about the benefits of the Optional Model for UT employees? As a PhD candidate, you can still apply online for a tax-free allowance via the optional model in 2013. Hurry up – the deadline for filling in the model is September 30th!!!

If you are interested in obtaining the benefits that the Optional Model brings, but you are still not sure how to use it for your advantage, we have organized a Late Optional Model Lunch Meeting for you. Let us tell you about your options, so you can make the best out of your unused holidays and pay less tax. You can buy a bicycle or some extra holiday hours, obtain a refund on your commuting costs or trade unused holidays for some extra money.

During the lunch meeting, Ireen Miessen, HR personnel on the Optional Model, will go through the web application, explaining each step and its significance.

After the presentation Ireen can answer individual questions about filling in your form. You can bring your laptop and fill in your model on the spot and ask any question you have specifically about your form.

Hope to see you there!

Details:
Date: Thursday, September 12th
Time: 12:30 - 13:15
Venue: Ravelijn, RA 1501
Register:
http://www.utwente.nl/p-nut/Register/LastMinuteOptionalModelLunch.html

Research Professional Database Workshop - Thursday, September 26th, 12:30, RA 2231

Looking for a grant? Need travel money for a conference? Planning to do one year research abroad? The University of Twente has acquired a new system for international research funding possibilities: Research Professional, www.researchprofessional.com. In it, practically all existing funding possibilities are mentioned. Every UT researcher can access thedatabase using the campus network. However, it is strongly advised that you make your own profile, since there is an overwhelming amount of information.

P-NUT organizes a workshop to help you navigate the huge amount of information provided by the database Research Professional. Under the guidance of Hanneke Becht, information specialist, you will get a step-by-step introduction on the use of the database. 

Bring your tablet or laptop.

Details:
Date: Thursday, September 26th
Time: 12:30
Venue: Ravelijn, RA 2231
Register: http://www.utwente.nl/p-nut/Register/ResearchProfessionalDatabaseWorkshop.html

P-NUT @ De Vluchte - Friday, September 27th, 21:00, De Vluchte

Had a busy month? Relax abit with P-NUT @ DeVluchte.  We invite you to chill out with 25% off for beers and challenge you to a game of Pool, Darts or even Kegelen! Join us sharing funny stories from all over the month with your fellow PhD friends.

Details:

Date: Friday, September 27th
Time: 21:00 onwards
Venue: De Vluchte (Oldenzaalsestraat 153A, 7523AA Enschede)
Register: No registration required!

Tete-a-tete meeting: "From PhD candidate to Graduate Student"

The Faculty Club Foundation is organizing on the 25th of September, in the Faculty Club a tete-a-tete meeting on the topic "From PhD candidate to Graduate Student". There will be a discussion between the dean of TGS Gerard van der Steenhoven and on behalf of the PhDs Victor de Graaff.

You are kindly invited to take part at this event as your opinion matters. You are encouraged to ask questions to the speakers and express your point of view.

Mark your calendar: PhD Day 2013 on Ocober 3rd!

Phd Day!
Is on its way
It's coming soon
Without delay!

Begins midday October 3rd
Make sure you're there
And YOU can have the word :-)

Contact Information

PhD Network of the University of Twente 
http://www.utwente.nl/p-nut 
Reach us at: p-nut@utwente.nl
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