Time and Selfmanagement

You are just starting or already writing your PhD thesis, have other obligations (job, family, etc) and your day should have more than 24 hours. This seminar will help you to recognize your time eaters, to plan your time better and to set priorities so that both the milestones and the "little" things have their place in your life.


  • Identifying time traps and developing first steps towards a solution
  • Define goals, plan PhD work and other projects
  • Set priorities, develop a monthly or semester plan
  • Discuss to-do lists and planning tools
  • How to deal with stress?

The workshop consists of 5 modules, including two online courses (a 3hours), two self-learning phases and a follow-up reflection meeting.

  • Self-learning phase: analysis of a typical week and identification of time traps
  • Online course (3 h) - Input and discussion
  • Self-learning phase: Individual development of your timetable (semester/year) and a weekly or monthly plan
  • Online course (3h) - Input and discussion
  • Online meeting (2h) - Reflection and discussion

 Please note:

Participation is subject to the successfully passed public presentation of your dissertation project.

Date & Registration

  • 5 May 2021, 9:00-12:30 and
    6 May 2021, 9:00-12:30 and
    23 June 2021, 16:00-18:00 (Follow-up)

  • Location: Online via Zoom

Registration: Online

Registration takes place exclusively online via UNIVIS. We are sorry, but we cannot consider e-mail registrations. Please, mind the registration deadline, which generally ends 3 weeks before start of a course. With your registration you commit yourself to participating in the whole workshop. Course material is sent to a participant's unet e-mail address and has to be taken along to the workshop.


Dr.in Andrea Tschirf

Andrea Tschirf ist Betriebswirtin, Universitätslektorin und Buchautorin. Sie kann auf mehr als 10 Jahre Führungstätigkeit im universitären Non-Profit-Bereich zurückblicken. Seit 1999 ist sie als Trainerin und Coachin mit den Schwerpunkten Zeitmanagement, Work-Life-Balance, Kommunikation/Präsentation und Karriereplanung tätig.

Andrea Tschirf leitet am DoktorandInnenzentrum den Workshop Zeitmanagement und Selbstorganisation.