For a chance to meet, network with and get to know some of the other amazing female scientific staff at the department, come along to our VMI-CSNOW mixer on Tuesday 4th May from 5 - 6pm! The plan is to get together on Zoom and chat in small groups about your research, hobbies, and experiences. This is a great opportunity to make some new friends and contacts at the department, and perhaps someone to seek advice from or bounce ideas off.

When and where?

Date: May 4, 2021

Time: 17:00-18:00

Where: Zoom; link will be sent to registered participants


No participation fee. Please sign-up here: Registration

Who can participate?

Female scientific staff

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Well-Being Essentials Workshop

Well-Being Essentials Overview


Learn how to recharge without caffeine, react smarter under pressure and to visualize and act on what you really want.

This 3-week workshop series is designed to boost your performance and well-being by teaching you mindfulness based methods that will help you to re-energize, to initiate change and to live intentionally.

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Online Presentations Workshop


Do you want to improve your presentation skills? This is an interactive, learning by doing oriented workshop to train your online presentation and public speaking skills. We will focus on two fundamental ingredients: your voice and your body language. You will attend two evenings of 3 hours each. They consist of short theoretical inputs, many interactive exercises and lots of constructive feedback. We will practice in a small group of 6 participants and two coaches from the Rhetorikforum UZH. This is the perfect environment to experiment, train and unfold your true potential as a speaker.

This is part of our Scientific Excellence & Well-Being initiative.

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VMI Online Events

We’re planning a series of evening online activities to pass the time before we can meet in person again.

Virtual get-to-know-each-other games

Did you like the Zoom speed friending activity? Or did you miss it and want another chance to make new friends at the department? Join us for a series of collaborative and competitive games, where you’ll get to know your fellow PhD students and postdocs while exercising your cooperation skills.

Over the coming weeks, we’ve prepared four exciting events for you. More information will be released closer to each event - but you can already start thinking about which of your colleagues you want to challenge to a round of Among Us in the board game night, or compete against in the final pub quiz!

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