PhD Graduate School of Archaeology
PhD Confidential Advisor, and PhD Counsellor for PhD Candidates
As a PhD candidate you can experience problems in the relationship with your supervisor or co-supervisor, with your immediate superior, colleagues or other PhD candidates. If you are unable to solve these problems you can turn to the PhD confidential advisor for PhD candidates. You can directly approach the confidential advisor if you do not wish to (first) consult your PhD counsellor about your issue(s).
As of April 10, 2018, the Faculty of Archaeology has appointed a confidential advisor for PhD candidates: prof. dr David Fontijn. David Fontijn can be contacted by email or telephone.
The confidential advisor is an independent member of staff. He or she observes strict confidentiality in all matters that you discuss with him or her. To start with, (s)he provides a listening ear. His/her role is to, together with you, clarify the problem. And, if you so wish, to provide advice and support in solving the issue (and future occurrences thereof). Please note that, the confidential advisor will not mediate for you or request information from the person or persons with whom you are having difficulties . However, (s)he can provide assistance at any meetings you would like to have with these persons or if a mediation is (to be) arranged. The confidential advisor can also accompany you at a complaints committee hearing if and when you decide to take the matter to this level of authority.
The confidential advisor is available for all PhD candidates of the Faculty of Archaeology, including contract PhD candidates and external PhD candidates.
PhD counsellor at Graduate School level
Prof.dr. Marie Soressi can be approached if you are experiencing problems or obstacles in your research. The counsellor is deeply embedded in the Faculty and easily approachable; she is there if you are in need of a confidential talk, advice or a helping hand. Although PhD Counsellors are not trained as confidential advisors, they do however have extensive experience with all kind of PhD related issues.