Thesis defences

On this page you will find up-to-date information on adjusted guidelines for PhD candidates and useful tips to make working from home more pleasant.

PhD students can use the same facilities as all TU Delft employees. On the information page for employees you can read more about how to create an ergonomically sound workspace and requesting extra resources. Keep an eye on the corona webpage for the most recent guidelines for working at the TU Delft.  On the Work and Well-being page you can find initiatives that can help you to support your physical and mental well-being.  

Doctoral defences during corona

We expect all students and staff on campus to wear face masks when moving through common areas in buildings (including our labs). This means when entering a building, when moving between rooms and when leaving a building. Once you are sitting in a lecture hall or workspace, you can take off your face mask.

Contact the Graduate School if you have any questions

We are aware of the worries and feelings of uncertainty this period of restriction brings to all of you. We encourage you to contact the Graduate School Office (+31-15-278 7334) if you have any questions or concerns regarding the measures taken and the planning of your thesis defence, for example if travelling to TU Delft is a problem. 

Discuss it with colleagues

It's important to express your feelings when things are getting too much for you. Discuss this with colleagues you have a good rapport with, and report it to your manager. Together with them you can discuss what can be done to reduce your workload, for example.

New employees / travel abroad

Are you a new employee from abroad and do you expect to start working at TU Delft soon? Take a look at these topics: New staff members from abroad and Visas and permits for the Netherlands. Are you travelling to the Netherlands or going on holiday or family visit abroad? Then check this info: Vacationing abroad / Foreign Affairs Travel app / Code yellow, orange or red?