Our Offers for Doctoral Researchers
BYRD offers a transdisciplinary qualification program specifically designed for doctoral researchers.
Our workshops and events support PhD candidates in their research process and provide additional qualifications for the academic career path, as well as for the job market outside the university after completion of a PhD.
We also organize writing spaces and support PhD writing groups.
The course program is free of charge for all doctoral researchers at the University of Bremen.
Our individual consultations for doctoral researchers and those interested in pursuing a doctoral degree help to clarify questions about the entire process of doctoral research.
We address a wide range of questions from "Do I want to do a PhD?, to "How does doctoral education work in Germany in general, and at the University of Bremen in particular?", to "How do I prepare for the time after my PhD research?"
We also offer confidential consultations in case of difficulties, for instance when conflicts with supervisors arise or when researchers are thinking about terminating their PhD projects.
Sharing professional and personal experiences and ideas with other doctoral researchers can be very motivational. We support networking through various formats and events.
"Doc-Networks": Doc-networks can be formed on the initiative of doctoral candidates who share a common research interest or methodology.
"Teaming Up": Doctoral researchers form teams to meet regularly and to accompany each other during the PhD process. A coach supports the team in peer coaching sessions.
"International PhD Students' Meeting": these regular after-work meetings are great occasions to meet fellow doctoral researchers, especially for newcomers, and to ask the BYRD team all sorts of questions.
Equipment for research interviews
PhD candidates who carry out interviews as part of their research can borrow digital recording equipment (Olympus WS-812) and a USB foot pedal for easier and faster transcription (for use with the programs f4 and f5). For more information please contact Ms Maren Droste.