Work outside the university

For students who are financing their doctorate with part-time professional activity outside the university, combining the thesis with a job also demands a lot of organisation and a great deal of personal discipline.

It is advisable as far as possible to :

  • establish a rigorous schedule and stick to it ;
  • plan days devoted solely to thesis work ;
  • ensure that you maintain as many links as possible with the institute at which your thesis supervisor is based ;
  • negotiate a certain degree of flexibility with your employer so that you can take part in colloquiums and attend conferences in your field.