Every year, we organize workshops in order to assess the progress of the PhD candidates. All the students enrolled in the PhD Programme participate in these workshops. This event is a unique opportunity for students to present and discuss their research work, as well as facilitating interactions among PhD students and stimulating feedback from more experienced researchers.

First year students, who are in the early stages of their research, are invited to present a poster – unless they prefer to present a paper - which will be discussed by senior students.

Second year students and onwards are invited to present a paper or chapter (work-in-progress). Students are expected to give a short presentation (20 minutes for presentation + 10 minutes for questions and discussion). The student must suggest in advance the name of professor/s who could act as discussant or, alternatively, indicate the field of her/his work in order to have a discussant assigned. The sessions are organised by topics and students in the PhD Programme act as chairman.

All students on the doctoral programme must attend the PhD Workshop. Should they not be able to, they must write to the Academic Committee outlining the reasons why and include their supervisor’s approval.

If they cannot attend in person, students can choose to do their presentation via Skype during the PhD Workshop or at a seminar after returning from their research period.

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