Project and Time Management for Doctoral Students

A Doctorate plusBIGS workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center 

This workshop teaches skills to manage the doctoral thesis as a project and the focus is clearly on the concrete planning of one's own dissertation project. Day one and two concentrate on mid-term project planning, day three on calculating one´s own workload, setting priorities and organizing time on the level of daily and weekly routines.

Online Workshop

Thursday, October 26, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Friday, October 27, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Monday, October 30, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Please register your interest in this workshop by September 3, 2023.


Dr. Nils Reschke





Target Group

Doctoral students from the Bonn International Graduate Schools (BIGS)




12 units are applicable within the Doctorate plus certificate

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After the workshop, you will know how to plan your project more precisely and what you can do to get support from your supervisors. You will reflect on your individual working style, learn how to deal with stress and with losses of motivation in the long run. All in all, our approach is to demystify the process of a doctorate by making it manageable and developing a certain distance from it.

The workshop´s methods range from trainer input to individual project planning, group works and plenum discussions. The course is completed by a short “Survival Kit PhD” where participants profit from sharing their experiences with peers and with the trainer.
To meet the needs of the participants they will be asked to fill out a questionnaire before the workshop.


  • Success factors for research projects
  • Setting goals and deriving realistic tasks
  • Planning the next 3-6 months of your doctoral project
  • Managing the supervisor relationship
  • Dealing with project risks and crises
  • Setting priorities, organizing time and workload
  • Your working style and time-management type
  • Transfer suggestions


If you need childcare during the event, please contact the Family Office of the University of Bonn at least two weeks in advance. 


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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