Life Sciences Academy
Part A - Introducing Life Sciences
Part B - Navigation Towards Personal Excellence
Part C - Broadening Life Sciences - Seminars and Career Events
Kirsten Koymans, Pauline Krijgsheld, Spiros Pachis, Rianne Bouwmeester, Gönül Dilaver.
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Introducing Life Sciences (ILS) is a mandatory introduction for all Master’s students of the GSLS at the start of the academic year. Three workshops of Navigation Towards Personal Excellence offer students a framework to make the right choices for their career path and to properly position themselves in the labour market. Furthermore, each academic year the GSLS offers 10 Life Sciences Seminars within the broad theme of Life Sciences and the soft skills needed within this field. Next to this monthly career events are oganized where GSLS alumni share their career experiences and insights. Students follow 7 of these seminars and 2 career events during the course of their programme. The course is 1.5 credits in total.
The course is divided into three parts:
Part A - Introducing Life Sciences (ILS):
Introducing Life Sciences (ILS) takes place in the first week of the academic year, and covers all aspects of academic education, including scientific integrity, career development, and valorisation & industry. During this week there will also be time to get to know each other and the schools staff, as well as where to find certain important documents. The course is full time.
The one week ILS course of September 2021 will be from Monday 6th - Friday 10th of September 2021
. This year the programme will take place partly on campus and partly online. The lifelong learning platform will be used for the online components and registration and completion of the assessments will be kept through this platform as well.
Part B - Navigation Towards Personal Excellence (NTPE):
NTPE expands on the information about profiles, valorisation, and experiences of alumni during ILS with 3 workshops and reflection days within your own Master’s programme:
1. Study Crafting (year 1)
2. Envisioning your future (year 1)
3. Off you go! (year 2)
Attendance will be monitored by the programme coordinator during every workshop.
Part C - Broadening Life Sciences - Seminars and Career Events:
The Life Sciences Seminars are organized monthly by the GSLS and its Master's programmes. Every academic year a total of 10 seminars will be offered by the GSLS. A number of 5 seminars are given by well-known, international scientists who present their state-of-the-art research on topics covering the full range life sciences. During the seminar the student is given a comprehensive overview of the activities in the field of Life Sciences thus enabling students to position their own research in this broad field. The other 5 seminars cover broader topics (interdisciplinary themes) and soft-skills needed for professional development.
Next to this, career services organizes monthly Career Events during which alumni of the Graduate School of Life Sciences from all programmes are invited to give a talk about their careers after their studies. The goal is for students to become acquainted with the various career paths that are available to them after their studies and to receive first-hand insights and tips on how to navigate their future choices. Furthermore, career services organises 2-3 workshops yearly for all GSLS students, with topics ranging from how to manage your supervisor to advanced networking and linked-in skills.