Our most important instrument to foster peer networking and mentoring is the Students Day. It serves as platform for the students to practice critical reading, presentation and discussion of their own or their peer’s data. Information on news within the school and our environment are exchanged. We hold the Students’ Day once a month on a fixed Friday (see events).
Typically, three doctoral researchers succinctly present the hypothesis and background of their project, discuss the data, areas for improvement and future directions. All active students of the school are expected to attend the News and Views and the Scientific Thinking session.
News and Views
We then continue with the News and Views session where the coordinators announce events, organizational issues, introduce new people and gathers feedback from the students.
The Students’ Day is typically concluded by a student-organized Happy Hour that serves as an informal exchange platform and instrument to quickly integrate new members.