Doctoral Symposium: What, Why and How?

Wylliams Barbosa Santos

The aim of the doctoral symposium is to give PhD students the opportunity to present their research to receive constructive feedback from a panel of senior researchers in a specific area. The doctoral symposium is run in a highly interactive with a workshop format. Aiming to obtain maximum benefit from doctoral symposium, students should consider participating after they have settled on a research topic, with a defined problem statement and some ideas about the solution that they want to discuss.

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Objetives of Doctoral Symposium

  1. Present their research work in a relaxed and supportive environment;
  2. Receive feedback and suggestions from peers and experienced faculty;
  3. Gain an overview of the breadth and depth of research;
  4. Obtain insight into directions for research taken by other doctoral candidates;
  5. Discuss concerns about research, supervision, the job market, and other issues;
  6. Network with peers and…

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