PhD student life

A doctoral student learns not only how to resolve complex problems and to develop innovative solutions by combining a range of original strategies, but also to develop a network, to work in a team, to manage time and resources. Alongside the work on their dissertation, PhD candidates are asked to take part in and help with a range of events.


The Doctoriales®

The Doctoriales® is a unique event bringing doctoral students together. It is a chance to think about their career projects and to prepare for “post-dissertation” life in a friendly atmosphere and with dedicated support. 
The Doctoriales® is a shop window for the research and innovation developed in favour of all socio-economic players. It is a special encounter between doctoral students and participants in the socio-economic world.

Ma Thèse en 180 secondes

Ma Thèse en 180 secondes” is a contest, giving PhD candidates the chance to present their research subjects to the public, in French and in simple terms. In three minutes, each participant has to make a clear, concise and nonetheless convincing presentation of his or her research project. And all with the help of just one slide!

Doctoral student associations

In Bretagne and Pays de la Loire region, a number of doctoral student associations bring dynamism to the young researchers’ community:
•    DAKODOC — Association of doctoral students from ED SICMA
•    Login — Association of young I.T. researchers in Nantes
•    MerSciDoc — Association of marine science doctoral researchers
•    Nicomaque — Rennes centre of doctoral student and doctoral graduate associations