Winning the PhD Cup? 5 insider tips

Many PhD graduates dream of winning the Flemish PhD Cup. But no pain, no gain! They will need to explain their research in under three minutes and persuade the jury, first during the semi-finals and later during the final round. On October 6, eight finalists will be battling it out for that one coveted trophy….

Science podcasts you should be listening to

It’s summer. It’s quiet down the corridors, email traffic has slowed down and you may have found yourself with some added free time on your hands. So here it is: a new blog post listing some science podcasts we think you should be listening to. Perfect for during one of those mind-numbing tasks (manually copying…

8 body language signals to avoid!

You’re on stage, ready to utter the first word of your presentation. When all of a sudden, someone veers up from the first row and calls out ‘STOP!’ He asks the audience to write down what impression they have of you. What do you think will be on their papers? This may seem quite far-fetched,…

Finish strong. That’s how you do it

Have you ever finished a presentation with an emergency landing? You’ve reached the end of your talk and are not quite sure how to round things off? ‘And that was my talk, thank you for listening.’ Cue lukewarm applause. Your audience is caught off-guard. Little did they know you were approaching the end of your…