Dr. Ferdinand Esser
Coordination / Managing Director

Christine Steinseifer-Jeske
Coordination / Managing Director

Oili Tsakmakis

Keti Antadze-Tamminga
Student assistent

Room W3 1-138

Phone.: +49 (0)441 - 798 3648/49

Contact options:
via e-mail and via phone form Mon-Thur 09:00-12:00

New: Online office hour on thursdays from 10:00-11:00, by appointment

New Event


Getting it done! How to complete your dissertation – Methods and motivation

Most of the content of your dissertation is now clearly defined. Outline and structure are beginning to take shape and the submission deadline is drawing closer. The pertinent question is:

“How can I get the best possible result within the time till my deadline?”

What you need to do now is use the time available to put all the valuable thinking you have done down in writing following rules and regulations. The intensive seminar “Getting it Done!” will provide you with the tools you need to tackle the final stage of your dissertation with as little hassle as possible: We discuss tried and tested methods which you will use to draw up a realistic project schedule bearing in mind that writing always takes more time than you are willing to admit. It is also important for you to keep working continuously until you finally submit the dissertation. To that end, you will learn how to develop strategies which will help you cope with persistent levels of stress and strain.


  • Project scheduling: How to draw up a realistic project schedule for the final stage of your dissertation
  • Stress management and dealing with writer’s block: What strategies to use
  • Motivation: How to stay motivated
  • Time management: How to break the final stage down into continuous blocks of work
  • Accompanying writing recommendations: How to efficiently put content down in writing


  • Conveying ideas: Summary presentations
  • Individual exercises and small workshops
  • Coaching techniques
  • Exchange of experience within the group


Target group: Doctoral candidates

Please register online at the course website:

10.05.2021 09:00 – 11.05.2021 17:00

(Changed: 2021-04-13)