In retrospect | A look back at "Pitch Your PhD Project"

Photo: Levien WillemseIn close cooperation with the Graduate School, the <link about phd-council academic-culture-group>Academic Culture Group recently organised the second edition of a PhD pitch event, this time entitled <link events events-detail>"Pitch Your PhD Project". It proved to be an inspiring exchange of ideas and experiences. Here is a look back.

During the event, PhD students from all <link research>nine affiliated departments of the Graduate School presented their research in a three minute pitch.

If you want to learn more about them and their research, visit the <link events events-detail>event page which aside from an overview of the pitches includes links to the online profile pages of the presenters.

After the pitches, and a short break to catch up, PhD students <link people z-ozdil>Zihni Özdil and <link people iris-korthagen>Iris Korthagen and visiting researcher Karthik Raghavan presented their keynotes on "the pleasures and pitfalls of trying to pursue a broader impact outside of academia".

Although the keynote speakers all have very varying backgrounds and experiences with valorisation, they all had the same message: pursuing an impact outside of academia only works if you are personally driven by it, even if sometimes you have to readjust or recalibrate (as Karthik, a trained engineer, put it) your expectations.

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The Academic Culture Group is currently looking for new members. So if you also want to help organise more interesting events for your fellow PhD students, varying from informal receptions to seminars or film screenings, feel free to email for more information.