Short reflection essay
Submit a short reflection essay (as PDF, minimum 800 words) by 6 February. The reflection essay includes
- your personal experiences of the first two periods (or early stages) of the PhD journey; for instance, let us know what were your main activities? What did you enjoy most and found most interesting and useful? What were your main challenges so far in your PhD journey and where you think you need more support?
- a brief pitch of what you think your doctoral thesis (incl. first paper(s)) is/will be about (e.g. theoretical conversations, methodology, data collection efforts, expected contributions) and how you plan the next steps in conducting your research.
Based on the reflection essay, prepare also a short presentation (max. 8 min) to (a) briefly share your reflections about the early stages of your PhD journey and (b) to give a short pitch on what your PhD is/will be about.