Your doctorate can be a challenging phase: Sooner or later, most doctoral candidates encounter writer's block, conflicts, or the feeling of simply not being able to do it. But sometimes there are also completely different challenges to overcome, such as balancing a career, care work, and the doctoral dissertation, or doing a doctorate with disabilities. Here you will find a list of the most important counselling and support services available to help you overcome such challenges.
After a successful start to your doctorate, everything runs smoothly - doesn't it? Even if you are already in the middle of it, completely new questions and challenges often arise during this phase: Time and self-management have to be learnt, the doctorate has to be reconciled with teaching duties and/or care responsibilities, or the options after the doctorate are unclear. During this phase, many doctoral candidates feel that they are completely alone with their questions.
This is where the peer coaching offered by the Academic Career Development Office comes in: Advanced doctoral students are brought together in small groups once a month to discuss topics that are currently on their minds and to support each other. The topics can be introduced by the participants themselves and the meetings can be organised according to their needs.