The Graduate School Experimental Plant Sciences (EPS)

The Parents Support Group

Are you (soon to be) a parent and you are working at WUR? We recently started a Parents Support Group. Come and join!!

The next meeting will be on the 26th of September 2022 @ 12:00 at the speakers corner of Impulse. 

Why do we need a Parent Support Group ?: The combination of parenthood and being a scientist, even before Covid-19, can be quite a challenge and it is very difficult establish a healthy work-life balance. To share these challenges and find solutions we would like to set up a parent network.

The Goal is: to enlarge the network of the group of scientist that are also parents and generate a support structure. The network can establish new friendships, helps to exchange tips and tricks about how to combine work and parenthood, but also about more general things like good daycare, babysitters and kids-friendly trips. Most important we hope in that way to initiate a group that gives each other (emotional) support and that can sometimes be as small as just listening. We also want to raise awareness within the university about the clear struggle of combining parenthood and work.

Target group: (soon to be) parents PhDs, postdocs,tenure trackers, technicians,….. of EPS, PE&RC, VLAG, WIAS, WIMEK, WASS and all parents that need support

If you would like to be part of the Parents Support Group subscribe via this link.

The next meeting will take place on the 26th of September 2022. Please register for the meeting here.