Your Perspective


To PhD or not to…?


17:15 - 19:00


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D25 - 002
Drift 25, Utrecht

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Can’t get enough of research? And are you an advanced Humanities student (BA or MA) at the UU who is considering to pursue a career in academics? Then come to our event!

Doing a PhD

This event is aimed at advanced Humanities students (BA and/or MA) and recent alumni of the Faculty of Humanities at UU, who are considering to pursue a career in academics, and are interested to find out more about (the path to) PhD-positions and the career perspectives that follow afterwards. What does it take to become successful and what steps can you take during your studies and immediately after graduation? And do you have what it takes to pursue an academic career? Find out, and more!


Speakers include current PhD candidates Nina Sangers, Nicky van Dijk, Jelmar Hugen, Robert Keenan and Cora van de Poppe, Willemijn Ruberg (Associate Professor, promotor of PhD candidates), Simone Veld (PhD mentor), Iris van der Knaap (University Library), and post doctoral researchers. This list will be updated over the next few weeks.

Registration is required (this event tends to sell out fast). If you subscribe but cannot make it after all, please send an email to Bart Mijland, so we can give your ticket to someone else. Unfortunately, this event is aimed at UU Humanities students/alumni and if you’re from another faculty or university we can only accommodate you if there is room left. Please email Bart Mijland as well to be put on the waiting list.

Downloads and further reading

Download some of the material we shared during this event:

  • Tips and tricks by current or former PhD candidates
  • An outline of research and PhDs in the Netherlands, by Hanneke Jansen

Some articles and books worth reading:

And some information on PhD opportunities at UU:


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