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Success in Your Doctorate II: Keep Going!

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Research Management | Successful Doctorate

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Your initial enthusiasm faded some time ago, effort and stress are increasing, first projects haven’t worked out and failures have to be dealt with—the second doctoral phase can often be perceived as endless and unforgiving. Successfully advancing your doctorate increasingly depends on certain soft skills: self-motivation, self-organization, commitment to the day-to-day, and not least iron staying power are now critical to success.


At the end of the course participants will be freshly prepared to pursue their doctoral project with energy and passion. They will have looked at their strategies, approaches, skills and characteristics, identified strengths, and developed resources that will carry them to the end of their doctoral studies.


  • Reflection on personal working methods: what works, and what needs to be changed?
  • How do I measure my progress, and how do I set goals?
  • Writing, planning, and dealing with writer's block
  • Motivation strategies
  • Pragmatism vs. perfectionism
  • Using networks and mentors
  • Conflicts, boundaries, and self-care


Short inputs, individual and small group work on self-reflection, roleplays, peer feedback, experience exchange.
Max. number of participants: 15.


The course is intended for researchers from all disciplines in the final phase of their doctorates (approx.. 2nd to 5th year of doctoral studies). This course builds on Success in Your Doctorate I; attending these events first is recommended but not a requirement.

Course number
Thu, 24.06.2021, 09:00am-5:00pm
Fri, 25.06.2021, 09:00am-5:00pm

2 Tage, 20 working units á 45 min
Classroom meeting
ZEWK, Fraunhoferstr. 33-36, R 1004  
Dr. Siofra McSherry
Course language
For employees, assistant lectures, registered doctoral candidates at TU Berlin and junior scientists at HU Berlin, FU Berlin, Charité, the course is free of charge. If you do not belong to these groups of people, please contact  for information on fees.
Participants should have English language skills at least the B2 level.
Assuming successful participation, you receive a certificate of attendance.
Applicable for certificate Research Management.

For registration, please fill in the provided form. In case of any questions regarding the course, please contact .

In case of any organizational questions please contact .


Your binding participation is very important to us. On the one hand, our courses are connected with high costs. On the other hand, we plan much group work and work interactively with you. Hence, should you be unable to attend the entire course or should you be prevented from attending the course at all, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can allocate the place to other interested persons. In the event of multiple unexcused absence, we reserve the right to exclude you from further ZEWK courses.

Please help us to develop our program in a targeted manner. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties.

Registration Success in Your Doctorate II: Keep Going! (FM VI-2)

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