Modules and orientation

Welcome to our orientation page !

Please find below the overview of the Transversal Program complete offer, as well as some orientation guidances and advices based on your thesis progress and on your practical needs.

Their purpose is to help you in determining possible trajectories for each module and to suggest possible coherent tracks for your professional development.

However, each doctoral path is unique, and you are the only person aware of your particular needs : do not hesitate to register, no matter your thesis status is.

The peculiarity of each academic path and the autonomy of choices are fundamental pillars to guarantee the richness and the depth of knowledge.

The generic skills workshops are offered in eight key themes: ANG, ISC, OGP, COM, REC, PRO, EXP and MT180. Learn more by exploring each theme’s table and interactive pie below.


Module: ANG

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Scientific and Academic English - ANG - These workshops focus on specific aspects of English and do not teach basic skills. A good command of English is therefore required (levels B1 or B2). The workshops cover skills such as scientific writing in English or how to prepare a scientific presentation.

ANGSocial and Professional Interaction in English: face-to-face communication at conferences and events 
Conference & Seminar Skills: Presenting Your Research in English 
Structure your writing well in English 
Abstract writing workshop 
Academic Writing 1Academic Writing 2 
  Editing and Revising Texts
 How to Write a Research Paper: from blank page to complete draft
Writingin EnglishSpeakingin English

Module: ISC

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Scientific Information - ISC - These workshops explore the digital resources available to search, process and storage of scientific information in the rapidly and constantly evolving environment of research technologies.


ISCDoctorat efficace: recherche, utilisation, et gestion des publications scientifiques 
Information Literacy for your PhD: successfully search, use and manage scientific publications 
Research data management for junior researchers 
 Introduction to LaTeX 
 Conception et réalisation de posters scientifiques 
 Mastering the Publication Process to Promote Your Scientific Career
Publishingmy resultsManagingmy data andreferences

Module: OGP

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Organization, Management and Planning - OGP -  Learn how to conduct and lead a project, manage your time and skills, and how to plan realistically. These are essential skills not only for the successful completion of your thesis, but also for your future professional career.

* = This workshop is recommanded for the SSH PhD students.

OGPGestion du temps et des priorités 
Become your own time manager 
Your PhD in Context 
Introduction au management de projet 
Fundamentals of Project Management for ResearchAgile Project Management for Research
Développer, présenter, rédiger un projet de recherche (débutant)Développer, présenter, rédiger un projet de recherche (avancé)
Thesis Writing Workshop*
 Manage Your Scientific Writing
 Effective grant Writing for Young Scientists
 Développer un budget de recherche
Fundingmy researchManagingmy projectsImprovingmy self-organization

Module: COM

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Communication - COM - These workshops will help you to develop oral and written communication skills. Such skills are important for the dissemination of your research and sharing your knowledge.


COMProactively managing relationships and networks 
Active Listening Skills
Negotiation Skills
Techniques respiratoires et corporelles pour s'exprimer avec aisance dans les situations de stress
Let's create your blog together
Atelier d'écriture 
Design Thinking for Research: How to Be More Productive, Creative and Confident 
 Visual Thinking for Doctoral Researchers 
 Prise de parole en public 
 Engage, Inform, Inspire: Bringing Your Presentation Skills to the Next Level 
 10 principes de base pour visualiser et illustrer des résultats ou concepts qualitatifs 
 Data visualization made efficient, beautiful and memorable 
 S'exprimer avec aisance sur les plateformes virtuelles
 Réaliser une capsule vidéo de trois minutes
 Storytelling for researchers
 Video Journalism for Researchers
 Emotional intelligence for a successful academic or non-academic carrer
Visualizationmy researchWorkingwith othersWritingPresenting

Module: REC

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Research and Society - REC - These workshops reflect on issues of ethics, epistemology and the politics of research.


REC Ma recherche face aux médias
 Enjeux et techniques de communication scientifique
 Valoriser, vulgariser et diffuser sa recherche sur Wikipedia
Connecting with society

Module: PRO

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Professional Planning - PRO - These workshops aim to prepare you for life after the thesis. They will help you in becoming aware of the range of skills that you have acquired as a doctoral student and how you can make the most of these in a CV, a portfolio or a letter of motivation.

* = This workshop is recommanded for the SSH PhD students.

PROÉlaborer mon profil professionnel: aspirations, motivations et compétences transversales 
 Let's boost your LinkedIn profile
 Dossier de candidature scientifique SSH*
 Préparer son dossier de candidature pour des offres d'emploi hors académie
 Creating the Job-Hunting Package: finding opportunities and building applications for non-academic careers
 Managing the Transition: Clarifying, designing and presenting your career after the PhD
 Prepare and conduct an effective interview for non-academic career
 Réussir mon entretien d'embauche
 Atelier transfrontalier
Preparingmy interviewsBuilding myprofessionnalprofilePreparing my applications

Module: EXP

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Express - EXP - These workhops provide some practical and effective tools to overcome concrete difficulties and to improve the work routine. These activities take place entirely online and over a short period of time (±two hours).


EXPSmart Productivity Workshop
Performing in the Storm
Design Your Future
Research and Creativity
Express(online workshop)

Module: MT180

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My Thesis in 180 seconds - MT180 - These workshops aim to help you in preparing your performance for the local and national final competitions of My Thesis in 180 seconds. This is a science communication competition for French-speaking PhD candidates. These activities are intended only for the doctoral students registered in the competition.


MT180 Présenter sa thèse en 180 secondes : la préparation et l'écriture du texte
 Une image pour 180 secondes : les clés de la communication visuelle pour scientifiques
 Présenter son travail en 3 minutes : au-delà des mots, la performance
 Posture, respiration, voix: vos atouts pour conquérir votre auditoire
Presenting my researchin 180 secondes