Science Communication – UM General PhD Trainings

31 Jul | 15.00 CEST - 17.00 CEST

In this interactive session, we will discuss the importance of impact and science communication. Furthermore, we will briefly go over the impact journey and will dive into different communication strategies. Lastly, we will reflect upon your online presence.

Students in Makerspace talking to each other.

Learning goals
• The students will learn the importance of impact and science communication
• The students will discuss the differences and similarities with regards to their impact journeys
• The students will learn more about science communication strategies and activities
• The students will reflect upon their online presence

Target group: All PhD candidates are highly encouraged to participate in the training programme. It is mandatory to participate for internal and external PhD candidates that started after January 1st 2024. This course is intended for Maastricht University PhD candidates only. 

Prerequisites: To participate in this interactive session, the online modules associated with science communication need to be completed. These modules are accessible through the UM general PhD trainings website.

!Important!: Please bring your answers from the online modules to the interactive session. If you miss more than half an hour of this training session, your attendance will not be registered.

Registration: The session is offered in an online setting or in an on-site setting. In the online setting priority will be given to external PhD students. Please note that on-site sessions can always be converted to an online setting due to unforeseen circumstances. You can cancel your registration up to 5 days before the start of the session. If you fail to do so, we will notify your Graduate School.

Language: English

Practical information: The session may be cancelled if there are too few subscriptions. We strive to notify you about cancellations a few days in advance.

Location: The Makerspace is located on the first floor of the Inner City Library (route 160, Room D1.228/1.232). Please make sure to bring your UM-card to enter the library building. If you are an external PhD student who does not own a UM-card, please contact us at We will make sure you get access to the library.


Available spaces: 5/ 12


Makerspace, Inner City Library, room 1.228 (route 160)
Grote Looiersstraat 17



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