Once the PhD started, bear in mind that there are several Doctoral Programmes in which you can enrol. You can also benefit from the Additional Training offered by the Swiss-French Mentoring Programme for Women, the REGARD Workshops and the University Didactic Centre.
During the PhD you should gradually evolve from “student” towards “independent researcher”. Please take into account that the thesis duration varies from faculty to faculty. It is worth to learn about the Best Practices of your research domain.