Elections, eISP and Board games

It’s time for another PhD Chapter extra meeting (formal elections) and Meetup! We will gather up tomorrow Thursday January 25th at 17:30 in “T-centralen”, Drottning Kristinas väg 29.

The PhD Chapter extra meeting will host elections for:

  • Vice chairperson, 1 position to be occupied from 2018.01.26 to 2018.06.30.

Followed by a “PhD Chapter Meetup” at 17:45 with My Svensson from KTH administration who will get feedback & answer questions about the eISP.

Then – drum roll – we will order pizzas and sit around to play board games*!

*Please, if you have a favorite board game, bring it over. We have some common board games, but not so many available.

The final agenda for the PhD Chapter extra meeting is here.

PhD Pub tonight!

PhD Pub opens at 20:00 tonight, let’s have a drink together!

We are in “T-centralen”, Drottning Kristinas väg 29. One member can invite up to one guest without membership (usual 50:50 ratio).

If you are a PhD student from EES, CSC or ICT school, please come earlier for your EECS PhD student council elections.

PhD Chapter extra meeting and elections

It’s soon time for a PhD Chapter’s extra meeting! We will convene on Thursday January 25th at 17:30 in “T-centralen”, Drottning Kristinas väg 29.

This meeting will host elections for:

  • Vice chairperson, 1 position to be occupied from 2018.01.26 to 2018.06.30;

All the nominations can be made by email at board [at] dr.kth.se until January 22nd at 23:59 following the instructions on this page. A nomination will only be valid if the nomination committee will have interviewed the candidate (on Skype is OK) before the chapter meeting. A person can nominate someone else, but then the nominee must accept the nomination and get interviewed before it is considered valid.

The agenda for the meeting will be posted here later on.

Welcome to join the next PhD Chapter meeting!

EECS School / Election party

Dear PhD Students and PostDocs of new EECS School,

The PhD Chapter, on behalf of their local representatives of PhD Student Councils at CSC, EES and ICT schools, kindly invite you on January 19th at 17:00 in our PhD PubT-Centralen” (Drottning Kristinas väg 29) to the first EECS PhD Student Council Election Party!

The EECS School is officially formed. Since 1st of January 2018 all the members of CSC, EES and ICT are a part of EECS. PhD Councils of former schools have made a decision to merge into one unit. We kindly invite PhD students and Post Docs to become a part of PhD Council of EECS.

Agenda:

17.00: food will be served and the PhD Pub will be open for the purchase of drinks

17.45: the elections for Chairperson will start, followed with election of the PhD Council members

20.00: elections conclude and the Pub is open for the public and guests from the other schools

*Candidates for Chairperson position will be announced later on by the EECS PhD Student Council website: https://www.kth.se/social/group/eecs-phd-student-cou/

**The event is for EECS students only, please have your access card with you.

The original invitation is here.

Visit to Skansen on December 24th

Are you interested in knowing more about Swedish history and culture? Then come to Skansen on Sunday December 24th. Per Westerlund (PhD student at EES/ETK) will show you different kinds of farmhouses and other buildings from all around Sweden and tell you more about Swedish culture. Unfortunately the buildings are not open, but we can see the differences between the provinces. We can also have a look at the animals, both wild and domestic.

The visit will start at 11.00 from the main entrance and will at least last until 13.00, when the seals are fed. The entry is free on that day. Bring warm clothes.

Please, sign up here.

Welcome!

Photo: Älvrosgården (AleWi)

PhD Chapter’s winter meeting 2017

It’s soon time for the PhD Chapter’s winter meeting! We will convene on Tuesday December 5th at 17:00 in “T-centralen”, Drottning Kristinas väg 29.

As per tradition, after the meeting we will have our annual Christmas Party with Julbord. 20 SEK for members, 50 SEK for nonmembers, cash only. For the occasion, we will play a special “PhD Santa” game. Please, bring a small gift (suggested value between 20 SEK and 40 SEK) wrapped in paper and get ready to receive yours!

Please, register here for the Christmas party before December 4th at 23:59.

At the meeting, past and future activities will be presented, and elections hosted for:

  • Treasurer, 1 position to be occupied from 2018.01.01 to 2018.06.30;
  • Additional board member, 1 position to be occupied from 2018.01.01 to 2018.06.30;
  • Web and communication manager, 1 position to be occupied from 2018.01.01 to 2018.12.31;
  • Standard bearer, 1 position to be occupied from 2018.01.01 to 2018.12.31;
  • Vice standard bearer, 1 position to be occupied from 2018.01.01 to 2018.12.31;
  • Nominating committee members, from 3 to 5 positions to be occupied from 2018.01.01 to 2018.12.31;
  • FR representative, 1 position to be occupied from 2018.01.01 to 2018.06.30;

Important: Nominations for Web and communication manager, Nominating committee members, Vice standard bearer and FR representative (unfilled positions after previous nomination deadline) can be still made by email at board [at] phd.ths.kth.se. See the elections page for more info. This one will be valid only if the nomination committee will have interviewed a candidate (on Skype is OK) before the chapter meeting, so the nominations must be sent by email before December 4th at 23:59. A person can nominate someone else, but then the nominee must accept the nomination before it is considered valid.

The final agenda for the meeting is here.

Welcome to join the PhD Chapter celebrations!

This Friday is our next PhD Pub!

We kindly invite you to the PhD Pub!

We start at 17.17 as per tradition. Our pub is called “T-Centralen” and it’s located on KTH Main Campus, Drottning Kristinas Väg 29. We will check for the THS membership cards at the entrance. Members have a right to bring one personal guest.

PhD Pub crew also invites everyone who is interested to try how is to be a bartender! Please contact some of the crew members if you have any questions.

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PhD Chapter Meetup on public speaking

Have you ever been on stage? Did you feel uncomfortable? Was it a confident delivery?

Most of us need to communicate our results to the audience at some stage of the PhD. How you deliver the speech is often more important than what you are talking about. If you are looking down, talking quietly and use filler words all the time – nobody will listen, even if you have done an amazing breakthrough!

Improving public speaking skills will increase your impact a lot!

The PhD Chapter invites you to our very first Meetup where our guest speaker Min’an Tan will lead an entertaining lecture about public speaking. The meeting will be held in T-Centralen, Drottning Kristinas Väg 29, on Tuesday November 28th at 18:00 (ending around 19:30).

Contact board [at] phd.ths.kth.se for more information.

Please, register here.

 

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PhD Chapter Elections 2018

Do you want to get paid time during PhD to work with career events, educational projects and policy? Do you want to get involved in the decision-making process and represent PhD student rights at KTH? Are you ready to meet new friends and be inspired besides your own research? Then we want you for the PhD Chapter board. Applications are open until November 28th. Please send an email to board [at] phd.ths.kth.se with your

1) Name

2) Contact information (email and phone)

3) School and department information

4) Specify which position you are applying for.

5) Short summary of why you would like to apply for such position (50-100 words).

6) List relevant previous experiences. For example with PhD representation work such as PAD representative, local school PhD board member, etc.

Once you have submitted your application we will contact you for interviews. The elections are host at the PhD Chapter Winter Meeting on December 5th.

For more information: board [at] phd.ths.kth.se

Update: Check the status of nominations on our Elections page!