Thesis Defence Training

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center

The last big milestone in a PhD is the oral defense of the dissertation, which brings particular challenges in communication. This workshop is aimed at doctoral students who want to engange in intensive preparation for their disputation. Based on the individual experiences of the participants, presentation techniques and defense strategies are developed in the workshop.

Online-Workshop

Thursday, March 24, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday, March 25, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Trainer

Alexander Roggenkamp

Language

English

Location

Online

Target Group

Doctoral students from all subject areas

Track(s)

Research

Certificate

16 units are applicable within the "Doctorate plus" certificate

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Course Content

  • Presentation techniques
  • Developing the individual's language expression
  • Techniques for answering questions
  • Handling criticism: giving feedback and accepting it
  • Reactions to possibly critical and provocative questions

Course Description

The last big milestone in a PhD is the oral defense of the dissertation, which brings particular challenges in communication. This workshop is aimed at doctoral students who want to engange in intensive preparation for their disputation. Based on the individual experiences of the participants, presentation techniques and defense strategies are developed in the workshop. This includes appropriately interpreting scientific study results during the course of the diputation as well as adequately reacting to possibly critical questions in response.

At the start of the seminar, the participants' vocal and body language presence is analysed and developed. Following that, five strategies for convincing argumentative as well as rhetorical positioning during the dispuation are conveyed. The doctoral students actively implement these in the most important part of the workshop - the disputation simulations. If required, managing stage fright and nervousness can also be addressed.

Contact

Bonn Graduate Center

Contact

+49 228 73-60141

graduiertenzentrum@uni-bonn.de

Address

Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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