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 (0.75 credits) 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.

The ILS is from Monday 4 September - Friday 8 September 2017.

Plaese find the PDF iconprogramme book ILS_  with more information here

For students who start in February 2017, please note that your participation during the ILS in from 5 September - 8 September 2017 is mandatory. 

After the course the student:

  • 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.

You can find the programme overview ILS here.

You can find the detailed programme ILS PDF iconhere

Please note that your participation on February 6 and from 5 September - 8 September 2017 is mandatory. 

Programme

Locations:
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 PDF iconhere

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.

Blog

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.

Photo's 

You can find an impression of the week and atmosphere here.

The next 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.

Blog

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.

Photo's 

You can find an impression of the week and atmosphere here.

Blog

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.

Photo's 

You can find an impression of the atmosphere during the Dutch Experience on Friday here.

Launch of the new online Study Guide 'app'