The WIMEK PhD Council represents all PhD candidates involved in the Graduate School WIMEK at Wageningen University. The main aims of the council are to provide PhD candidates with all the information relevant to their work at the University and to strongly work together on solving problems regarding education, supervision and planning that PhD candidates might face during their research project.
A representative of the Council is present at the meetings of the WIMEK Board and actively defends the PhD candidates' interests. On a wider range, the Council is also present at the Wageningen PhD Council (WPC) meetings with the University General Board, and in the SENSE PhD Council. In all these instances, the WIMEK PhD Council focus attention on all work-related issues brought by students to the Council.
In the past years, some of the issues that we worked on were: the overall rules regarding the teaching responsibilities of PhD candidates, the modification and improvement of the introductory A1 course to all WIMEK PhD candidates and analysis of the budget for PhD courses. Other activities of the Council also include: organisation of events that encourage PhD candidates to participate in WIMEK/SENSE activities, promote the WIMEK Graduate School as a Center of Excellence in research and create a link between students from different departments.
The WIMEK PhD Council consists of a group of motivated and cooperative PhD candidates from different departments within WIMEK. If you have any complain, suggestions or doubts regarding the PhD Council, feel free to contact us. And off course we always warmly welcome new members interested in taking part of our activities.
To stay in contact with your fellow PhD candidates and exchanges events, ideas, questions, etc. you might consider to join the: