Peer support and social networks

In addition to training courses and workshops proposed by institutions, informal contacts with other doctoral students are a valuable source of help.

The possibilities for discussion and work are many : creation of informal seminars on a particular topic, reciprocal rereading of texts before they are shown to the thesis supervisor or of articles prior to submission to a journal, sharing of bibliographic searches between doctoral students within the same department, etc.

Experience shows that these informal links constitute essential forms of support throughout the thesis and for a long time afterwards. Indeed, they are often the origin of professional collaboration after the doctorate.

Social networks are the place for asking all your questions. They are also a venue for discussion, exchanging ideas and experience, archiving useful resources, networking, job vacancy or grant announcements.
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