Middle Years

As you can see in the time line above, as far a procedures are concerned, the middle years of your PhD track, are relatively quiet. You can just focus on your work. This is also a good moment to do a research visit abroad or perhaps an internship.

Yearly evaluation meetings

The only procedural steps that need to be taken care of are the annual progress meetings with your main supervisor (and possibly other members of the supervision team) at the end of each year.

When the time of an annual assessment approaches, your main supervisor will prepare a progress report after asking you for input. The form to be used for this report is available on your personal tracking page (PhD candidates can view this form, but only supervisors are able to edit it.)

The report assesses your progress over the past year, including activities you have performed, such as taking courses (academic and skills), attending a summer school, conferences or workshops, doing a research visit abroad, giving presentations, teaching, organizational tasks, refereeing, etc. These aspects, as well as a plan for the coming year, will be discussed during a meeting, where you, as a PhD candidate, can also express your wishes, worries and complaints concerning any aspect of your PhD.

After the meeting has taken place and the report is complete, you and your main supervisor should sign the report and hand it in to Tanja Kassenaar at the ILLC Office. Your main supervisor should also email an unsigend PDF copy to t.kassenaar@uva.nl.

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