UPDATE 15.10.2020: Corona crisis news feed


Update 15.10.2020
Please take note of the latest on-campus Corona measures in this document.

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Update 04.09.2020

What obstacles are scientists experiencing on the road towards a coronavirus medicine? How were decisions made in the days leading up to the lockdown? And how do students feel about online teaching? You’ll read the answers to these and other questions in an issue of Erasmus Magazine dedicated to the coronavirus, which you’ll be able to read starting from this week.

It's available in hard copy on campus and online:

https://issuu.com/erasmusmagazine/docs/em_coronaspecial_09-2020

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Do you want to improve and professionalise your online teaching? Erasmus University offers their teachers these possibilities:
- Join this webinar about online interaction on 25 August:
https://www.eur.nl/en/webinar-online-interaction-and-tool-experience

- Join one of the following Microlabs:
How to create an educational video
How to blend your course with canvas
How to lecture with impact
How to activate students in small groups
https://www.eur.nl/en/about-eur/vision/community-learning-and-innovation/lecturer-training/microlabs

All EUR-staff can participate for free.

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Dear PhD candidates,

We have been in contact with many of you about your struggles in Corona times in order to able to support you as much as possible. We want to help and teach you how to monitor your progress, to apply methods online and to provide you with tips and tricks during these difficult times. 

Based on the outcomes of the inventory meetings we held the past weeks and the results of several surveys that were held amongst PhD candidates at Erasmus University as well as other European universities, we have asked our teachers – where relevant - to pay extra attention to this subject.

The courses to which this is relevant, are:

•    Brush up your research design;
•    Communicating your research: lessons from Bitescience;
•    How to finish your PhD in time;
•    Making your research proposal work for you;
•    Qualitative Interview Techniques;
•    Self-presentation;
•    Shut up and write;
•    The Focus Group method
 
To give you some insight in the outcomes which led to the alteration of the above courses, you can check out the report here.

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Update 17.06.2020

Join our online inventory meetings of COVID-19 related challenges for PhDs and help us adapt our curriculum and support services to the COVID-19 crisis

Although the Erasmus campus is slowly coming back to life and many faculties give priority to allowing PhD candidates to go back to their offices and communities, we can still imagine that the COVID-19 crisis is producing all kinds of issues for your PhD research and progress. 
 
As your graduate school we feel responsible for supporting you as much as possible to overcome these issues. We have some idea about the challenges (for fieldwork, for instance), but evidently have no complete overview of the scope, let alone solutions.
 
To start with, we want to make an inventory of research and writing challenges with our PhD community. 
 
We are setting up a series of online Zoom meetings to discuss the challenges; based on the outcomes of these discussions we will design the necessary workshops, courses and other forms of support. 
 
The inventory meeting dates are: 
 
Thursday 25 June      17.00 – 18.30 hrs (online)
Monday 29 June         17.00 – 18.30 hrs (online)
Wednesday 1 July      17.00 – 18.30 hrs (online)

 
Please register for the date of your convenience, or if you are not able to make it, let us know your thoughts by email: contact@egsh.eur.nl


Warm regards,

The EGSH team

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Update 09.04.2020
In an effort to support higher education during this period, SAGE Campus decided to offer free access to data science courses for a temporary period. Courses include introductory level training for using R, Python, data visualisation, text mining and social media data. 

To streamline onboarding and access, SAGE has moved to domain-based authentication for students, staff and faculty. Users at institutions who opt in will be able to create an account with their institutional email address and access all the content available across our data science courses and modules until June 30th. 

Visit https://campus.sagepub.com/Opens external

Student guide to creating an account.pdf

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Update 30.03.2020
Protocol for Digital PhD defence:
Can my scheduled PhD graduation continue in the light of the COVID-19 virus pandemic?
The answer is: YES.
Read the memorandum by EUR on this subject here.

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Update 24.03.2020
Do you ruminate about Corona? Do you feel sad or worrisome? Or is your foremost challenge to find a (new) work life balance? EUR also wants to support you in these special circumstances to stay healthy. Continue to be in touch about your well-being with your manager or supervisor. Can you use some extra help? Then EUR offers you the following facilities. Don’t hesitate to contact any of the providers.

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Update 16.03.2020
Erasmus University has decided to postpone all on-campus education until 06.04.2020.
EGSH is currently looking into possibilities to continue courses through video conferencing tools.
Participants will be informed as soon as possible if courses are to be cancelled, postponed or to be carried out through video conferencing.

EGSH staff are working from home and can be reached by phone or email.

For the latest news on the Corona virus please visit:

https://www.rivm.nl/coronavirus/covid-19

And for EUR news on the virus:

https://www.eur.nl/nieuws-agenda/dossiers/corona

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Update 12.03.2020:
Erasmus University has taken extra measures against the spreading of the Corona virus: 
All on-campus education has been cancelled until 31 March 2020.

For the latest news on the Corona virus please visit:

https://www.rivm.nl/coronavirus/covid-19

And for EUR news on the virus:

https://www.eur.nl/nieuws-agenda/dossiers/corona