PhD Students’ Free Sport Week 2018

Free sport classes for all THS member PhD students during week 17 at KTH Hallen!

Just drop in, check in at KTH Hallen’s front desk at least 10 minutes before the class starts and don’t forget to bring your THS student card, a padlock, indoor shoes, a water bottle and comfortable training clothes. The program is reported below.

Note that no booking in advance is possible.

Once you will have picked your new favorite sport, remember that KTH offers a yearly benefit to the employed PhD students that can be used at KTH Hallen. That’s why the PhD Chapter wants to offer you a chance to try all the classes for free during week 17.

The PhD Chapter Board wishes you good health and lot of fun while looking for your new favorite sport! 🙂

Program

Note that some changes have been made. The program can also be downloaded in PDF.

MONDAY 23/4

12:15 GRIT Strength 30 min

LES MILLS GRIT Strength is a 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, designed to improve strength and build lean muscle. This workout uses barbell, weight plate and body weight exercises to blast all major muscle groups.

16:15 Core 45 min

Effective, challenging and fun workout for the body’s ”core”; torso, back and pelvic muscles. Gives you stability, strength, balance and better posture.

19:10 Hatha Yoga 55 min

Hatha is one of the most traditional branch of Yoga, and its techniques includes asanas (physical postures), Pranayama (breath exercises) and meditation. Some of the benefints that involves the practise of this discipline is relaxation, flexibility, strength and concentration, for both body and mind

TUESDAY 24/4

12:30 CXWORX 30 min

Looking for a short, sharp workout that’ll inspire you to the next level of fitness, while strengthening and toning your body? CXWORX™ is for you!

16:00 Bodybalance 55 min

BODYBALANCE™ is the Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates workout that builds flexibility and strength and leaves you feeling centered and calm. Controlled breathing, concentration and a carefully structured series of stretches, moves and poses to music create a holistic workout that brings the body into a state of harmony and balance.

17:00 Bodycombat 55 min

BODYCOMBAT is the empowering cardio workout where you are totally unleashed. This fiercely energetic program is inspired by martial arts and draws from a wide array of disciplines such as karate, boxing, taekwondo, tai chi and muay thai.

WEDNESDAY 25/4

07:30 Spinning 30 min

A conditioning class at a spinning cycle. There are a variety of resistance, pace, technique and position.

12:00 Spinning 45 min

A conditioning class at a spinning cycle. There are a variety of resistance, pace, technique and position.

17:00 Bodyattack 45 min

BODYATTACK™ is a high-energy fitness class with moves that cater for total beginners to total addicts. We combine athletic movements like running, lunging and jumping with strength exercises such as push-ups and squats.

18:00 Vinyasa Flow Yoga 55 min

Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement,” and Vinyasa yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Physically, you will build strength, endurance, and flexibility.

THURSDAY 26/4

11:35 Gympa 45 min

A varied and fun mid-intensity workout that include fitness, strength as a flexibility with great variety. You get a bit of everything and it’s easy to keep up with.

12:30 Bodypump 45 min

A strength-training workout for your whole body. We use a bar and weights that you can choose and vary. We work through the large muscle groups with particular endurance strength training.

16:15 Bodycombat 55 min

BODYCOMBAT is the empowering cardio workout where you are totally unleashed. This fiercely energetic program is inspired by martial arts and draws from a wide array of disciplines such as karate, boxing, taekwondo, tai chi and muay thai.

17:20 GRIT Strength 30 min

LES MILLS GRIT Strength is a 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, designed to improve strength and build lean muscle. This workout uses barbell, weight plate and body weight exercises to blast all major muscle groups.

17:30 Spinning 55 min

A conditioning class at a spinning cycle. There are a variety of resistance, pace, technique and position.

FRIDAY 27/4

11:30 SH’BAM 45 min

Featuring simple but seriously hot dance moves, SH’BAM™ is the perfect way to shape up and let out your inner star. Set to a soundtrack of chart-topping popular hits, dance music that is heard in the hottest nightclubs around the world, familiar classics remixed and modernized Latin beats, SH’BAM™ is the ultimate fun and sociable way to exercise

12:00 Spinning 30 min

A conditioning class at a spinning cycle. There are a variety of resistance, pace, technique and position.

15:15 Vinyasa Flow Yoga 55 min

Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement,” and Vinyasa yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Physically, you will build strength, endurance, and flexibility.

17:30 Bodyattack 55 min

BODYATTACK™ is a high-energy fitness class with moves that cater for total beginners to total addicts. We combine athletic movements like running, lunging and jumping with strength exercises such as push-ups and squats.

19:00 Basket ball 55 min

During the classes we normally play 5 against 5. For everyone to be able to get the most out of their training, we divide the teams after the participants experience.

Your Vote in Union Elections

Members of THS share the top power in the organization, and your part is your vote in the Union Elections. In the Union Elections you vote for a person who you want as a representative in the Student Union Council, THS highest governing body. The Student Union Council chooses the top leaders at THS in the form of President and Board. The Council also reviews that the leadership is really working for the best interest of the members. The Student Union Council also decides how to spend the yearly budget of 35 million SEK and what THS’ opinions are in different education- and student-related issues.

The voting is active at ths.kth.se/vote between the 9th and 22nd of Apil 2018. The Elections are right now active in all constituencies, were every chapter is a constituency. Every constituency has a number of members in the Council based on the number of members in the chapter.The members of the Student Union Council have a mandate of one year and you are right now choosing a representative for the fiscal year of 18/19.

For more information, please visit http://ths.kth.se/39861/thsvote2018/

 

PhD Chapter Meetup on VR/AR in Science

Welcome to the new Reality! On April 4th, 2018 at 17:00 we will gather in our PhD pub “T-centralen”, Drottning Kristinas väg 29, with PhD students Liridona Sopjani and Elena Malakhatka who will tell us about their VR Sci Labs at KTH and give a general overview on how virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) could be used in our research and education. Please, register here.

Meetup: How to find a job with your PhD

It’s time for another exciting PhD Chapter meetup! On Wednesday March 14th 2018 at 17:30 we will gather in our PhD pub “T-centralen”, Drottning Kristinas väg 29, with Tina Persson, a global career coach, who will enlighten us on how to plan for and find our dream jobs after getting our PhDs. The talk will focus on topics such as transferable skills, how to analyze the market for opportunities and how recruiters will select your job applications. Please, register here and come to see what your future will look like!

PhD Pub on March 9th

Dear students,

We kindly invite you to the PhD Pub! We have got new selection of beers and new broad selection of spirits such as Whiskey and Vodka.

We start at 17.17 as per tradition. Please show your 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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Whisky Pub on March 02 at 17:17 until 01:00

 

Dear PhD students, you are kindly invited to the Whisky Pub at T-Centralen (Drottning Kristinas väg 29) by Flyg section. Please have your THS membership card, members can bring one personal guest.

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PhD pedagogical seminars: research autonomy

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  • Are you a young researcher or a research student?
  • Would you like to make impact with your research and would like to know about opportunities and discuss the challenges?
  • Are you aiming big with your research, want to maximise its societal impact and its contribution to knowledge but a bit concerned with all short-term goals that you should demonstrate within your research group, research community and your financing agency?

We do not offer solution but at least we offer a forum, in term of seminar series, to bring your perspective and discuss it with us!

This time, we think we can touch on the issue, in the context of: “performance-based governance of academia: its impact on training of young researchers”. For that we bring you:

  •  Per Berglund, KTH vice dean of Faculty and chairperson of education committee (Faculty perspective)
  • Lars Geschwind, researcher on science and education policy at ITM school at KTH (Research perspective)
  • Gustav Notander, KTH Innovation (Entrepreneurship support/impact)

We’ll arramge the seminar as follows:

1. Introduction: 14:30, duration ~15 minutes (by Anders Broström and Tage Mohammadat)
2. Pitch talk: 14:45, duration ~40-60 minutes (by Per Berglund and Lars Geschwind)
3. Panel: 15:45-, duration: 45- minutes (moderated by Anders Broström)
4. Fika: for mingling, networking and informal discussions

Oh ya, here are some more practical info:

– When? March 7, 14:30-17:00
– Where? Gröten, Nymble​, Drottning Kristinas väg 15, 100 44 Stockholm
– Should You do anything before that? Ya, registration (confirmation of seats, and reminder).

Hope to see you there!

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THS elections are coming: Apply to THS Student Union Council 2018

Do you want to represent the members in THS’ most important decisions? Are you interested in learning more about organizational management? Do you want to get to know people from all chapters of THS?

About the Position

As a council member or substitute member of the Student Union Council, you have a seat in the highest governing body at THS. You decide what THS should do, what THS opinions are and how the yearly turnover of 35 million SEK is to be used. You elect THS’ leaders in the form of President and Board, and review that they are really working for the members’ interests. The members of THS elect their representatives in the Student Union Council. This election makes THS a representative democracy. As a council member in the Student Union Council you are the guarantee that THS is run as a democracy.

The positions in the Student Union Council manage THS as an organization. Therefore there are educational events held for the Student Union Council. The topics include economics, leadership and recruitment. Regardless of whether you have experience in organizational management or not, this will give you the opportunity to learn more about it.

The Student Union Council consists of about 40 members and 20 substitutes from all chapters at THS. As a part of them you will get a social network that reaches all chapters. Together you cooperate to represent all members. You will also get the opportunity to teambuild and party together.

The fine prints

The formal time in office is 2018-07-01 – 2019-06-30. The first meeting will be held in September. The position will require at least 5 formal meetings and at least 2 informal meetings during the year. Material will be sent out before every meeting so that everyone can prepare, thereby allowing the meetings to be efficient and to the point. In total it is expected that the position requires 8 hours per month. The parties and team buildings add to that.

Application

You are welcome to submit your application in the following form up until the 26th of March: bit.ly/thsapply2018. Your candidacy will be made visible to THS members during the voting period between the 9th and 22nd of April. The members will be voting at ths.kth.se/vote. Do not forget to vote. You are allowed to vote for yourself. THS Election Board who arrange the elections will continuously update you to when the process enters new stages and, in the end, what the results are.

Questions

If you have any questions you are welcome to ask the Election Coordinator by email at: valgeneral@ths.kth.se

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.