Introducing Life Sciences is part of the course Life Sciences Academy : BMB509718, GSLS-ACAD
Life Sciences Academy Part I: Introducing Life Sciences
Introducing Life Sciences (ILS) is a mandatory introduction course for all Master’s students of the GSLS at the start of the academic year. Together with the Life Sciences seminars and Navigation towards personal excellence, this course is 1.5 credits in total. The ILS course is in the first week of the academic year and will cover all aspects of academic education, including science integrity, career development, and valorisation & industry. During this week there will also be time to get to know each other, and the School's staff.
For Master's students that start in September 2018, the 1-week introduction of the GSLS is on Monday September 3rd 2018* at Utrecht Science Park (Educatorium). The registration opens at 10.00 am.
The one week ILS course of September 2018 will be from Monday 3rd - Friday 7 September 2018.
*For students who started in February 2018, please note that participating in the ILS course is mandatory from Tuesday 4 September - 7 September 2018.
Participation during this course is mandatory. Therefore, we will ask you to register yourself for attendance during the course.
A programme (overview) can be downloaded here:
ILS program overview 2018-2019
The whole booklet can be downloaded here:ILS 2018 FINAL booklet.pdf
The updated friday afternoon programme (social acitvity, dinner & drinks) can be found here:Programme Friday afternoon ILS.pdf
Since September 2018, ILS is part of the course Life Sciences academy (BMB509718 / GSLS-ACAD). Participation is mandatory.
Students who started their Master’s before this date, are enrolled in the courses Introducing Life Sciences (BMB509713) and Life Sciences seminars (BMB509214 or GSLS-SEMIN).
At the end of the Life Sciences Academy course, the student:
Part I: Introducing Life Sciences
· is familiar with the organisation of the Graduate School of Life Sciences;
· is capable of consciously choosing between all options offered by the Graduate School (projects, profiles, courses and electives);
· has knowledge about professional attitude, scientific integrity and the ethics of animal experiments;
· is familiar with the concepts of valorisation and cooperation with industry;
· has a detailed view on his/her future as MSc;
· is introduced into the principles of academic writing (article, grant, writing assignment, proposal, and for the general public);
· is introduced into the Utrecht Life Science community
· has made a flying start in building his/her Life Sciences network
Part II Navigation towards Personal Excellence (NTPE)
· is able to reflect on his/her own development and study career
· is able to reflect on his/her current qualities and skills, and gain insight in those that need further development during your MSc.
· is able to study craft (make right choices for your future resume)
· is able to prepare his/her career perspectives and career path / envision your future
Part III Life Science Seminars
· gets acquainted with recent scientific developments in the field of Life Sciences other than their own MSc Programme;
· is familiar with the multi-disciplinary field of life sciences and network with peers
· has an interdisciplinary scientific view;
· is able to write a self-reflection about scientific seminars, ethics, and soft skills that contribute to your personal study and career success
Please note that your participation during ILS on February 5, and from 4 September - 7 September 2018 is mandatory.
Location: Marinus Ruppert building, BLAUW (blue)
- 10.30 Registration
- 11.00-11.15 Welcome at the Graduate School of Life Sciences by Prof. Han Wösten,
- 11.15-11.25 Academic Councellors by Pim Visscher
- 11.25-11.35 LSR by the Chair of the Life Sciences Representatives
- 11.35-11.45 International office by Liesbeth Achterberg
- 11.45-11.55 Career services, by Simone Kastelein
- 11.55-12.15 Break
- 12.15-12.30 Regulations of the GSLS by Els van der Vlist, PhD
- 12.30-12.45 Professional behavior by Gönül Dilaver, PhD
- 12.45-12.55 Student associations, Chair Mebiose
- 12.55-13.00 Introduction to the Social programme, Mebiose
- 13.00-13.30 Lunch with your Master's programme coordinator
- 15.30-Late Social programme UBV and Mebiose
Please note that your participation on February 6 and from 5 September - 8 September 2017 is mandatory.
Marinus Ruppert building – In front of the Red Lecture Hall
Leuvenlaan 21, 3584 CE Utrecht
Willem C. van Unnik building – Green Lecture Hall
Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS Utrecht
- 10:30-11:00 h Registration and coffee/tea @ Ruppert
- 11:00-11:15 h Introduction to the GSLS @Unnik
- 11:15-11:30 h Practical matters @Unnik
- 11:30-11:40 h Academic counsellors @Unnik
- 11:40-11:50 h Life Sciences Representatives @Unnik
- 11:50-12:00 h International office @Unnik
- 12:00-12:15 h Career Services @Unnik
- 12:15-13:15 h Lunch provided by the GSLS with programme coordinators @ Ruppert
- 13:15-13:30 h Regulations @Unnik
- 13:30-13:40 h QBio honours programme @Unnik
- 13:40-13:55 h Professional behaviour @Unnik
- 13:55-14:15 Student’s associations @Unnik
- 14:15 - ………. Social programme @ City Centre
The detailed programme can be found here
Note: International students are also obligated to go to the introduction of the International Office of Utrecht University on February 4th, 2017. More information can be found here.
You can find the booklet with the programme and more information about the topics here.
In 2016, each day a blog was written by Esther van Woudenbergh and Marlin Broeks, students who just started their Master's programme and therefore attended the course Introducing Life Sciences. You can read the blogs a here.
You can find an impression of the week and atmosphere here.
The ILS course was taught from August 31 - September 4, 2015. You can find the booklet with the programme and more information about the topics here. In the week itself you can be found more info on gsls-uu.nl.
In 2015, each day a blog was written by Jonas Anten, Inge van Hooijdonk and Eline Brombacher, students who just started their Master's programme and therefore attended the course Introducing Life Sciences. You can read the blogs a here.
You can find an impression of the week and atmosphere here.
In 2014, each day a blog was written by Tom Bresser and Lotte van Rijnberk, two students who just started their Master's programme and therefore attended the course Introducing Life Sciences. You can read the blogs here.
You can find an impression of the atmosphere during the Dutch Experience on Friday here.
Launch of the new online Study Guide 'app'