Getting Started. The Path to a Successful Doctorate Degree

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center.

As a PhD candidate you are the project manager of your own PhD project. The Getting Started-Workshop supplies you with the tools you need in order to plan and execute your PhD project as effectively and efficiently as possible. You discuss and test basic strategies and techniques of a good project- and time-management. This allows you to organize yourself and your workload in better ways.


Thursday, January 13, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, January 14, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

Please register your interest in this workshop with your BIGS coordinator by September 8, 2021


Dr. Jan Stamm





Target Group

Doctoral students from all subject areas in the early phases of their research




16 units are applicable within the "Doctorate plus" certificate

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Course Content

  • Project-Management
    • Planning with Milestones
    • Agile Strategies and Techniques
    • Time Boxing
    • Adjusting Plans
  • Efficient Time- and Self-Management
    • Setting Priorities
    • 80/20-Rule
    • Pomodoro Technique
    • Structuring your Work day and week

Course Description

Based on your existing working habits, you will learn more about which type of worker you are and how you can further improve your working situation. Depending on the interests of the participants we also deal with such topics as: How to write efficiently? How to communicate with your supervisor? How to deal with stress and crises? How to stay motivated?


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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