This meeting will be conducted entirely through Zoom. Please sign up here in order to make sure you get the Zoom-link (it can also be found in the attached agenda). In order to be allowed to vote during the meeting you need to be a THS member, which you can show by showing the THS membership card when you enter the meeting (the physical card or the one from the Mecenat App), so please have that ready. We aim to start the meeting at 17:15, but will open up the Zoom room at 17:00 to also allow some time to check the membership cards of the participants, so please Zoom in a couple of minutes early if you have the possibility to do so.
Bring your fika of choice and socialize with other PhD students! A great opportunity to ask questions to our board members if you are considering applying for any positions in the upcoming elections. Please sign up so that we can send you the Zoom-link: https://forms.gle/kGjrxjjVCG3RDpCo7
During this Chapter meeting, we will have elections and by-elections for several positions on the Chapter board and Chapter functionaries:
Chapter Board: Chairperson (board member) – July 2020 – June 2021 Webmaster (board member) – July 2020 – June 2021 Workgroups Manager (board member) – July 2020 – June 2021 Event Manager (board member) – July 2020 – June 2021 Education Manager (board member) – July 2020 – June 2021 Communication Manager (board member)* – July 2020 – December 2020 (by-election) Council Coordinator (board member)* – July 2020 – December 2020 (by-election)
(*given resignation is approved)
Chapter Functionaries: Master of Ceremonies (one of two positions) – July 2020 – June 2021 Nominating Committee Members (1-2 positions) – July 2020 – December 2020 (by-election)
To learn more about the roles, take a look at candidacy profiles and please apply to any position you are interested in through this link: dr.kth.se/vacancies/. The deadline to apply is Sunday 17th of May and interviews will be held May 20 – 22.
If you are in the mood to see some familiar faces, for some casual socializing or even discussing the effects of the changes in our daily schedules to our research schedules and how to stay on top of the increasing pressure with fellow PhD students. Come join us on Friday 24/4 at 17:17! Please sign up using this form and we will send you the Zoom-link: https://forms.gle/z7dP5JZrzVn5TTCa8
We are getting some questions and reports of concerns and issues, that have arisen due to the COVID-19 situation. We like to gather all of those in one place. We have, therefore, in a similar manner to what THS has already done (but they focused solely on courses, directed at students), constructed a survey to collect input from PhD students. The PhD Chapter would like every PhD student at KTH to be able to express concerns and give feedback so that we can also raise the issues and questions in higher instances at KTH, as part of our continuing dialogue.
Some of you might be getting different/new work tasks and are helping out with the transition to digital education. In light of that, the PhD Chapter encourages all PhD students to keep a log on how much time you spend on departmental duties (with short descriptions on what the time was spent on). By doing so, it will be easier for you to report the time, and, if needed, make changes to the prognosis. Please also note that according to Högskoleförordningen, a PhD student is allowed to spend a maximum of 20% on departmental duties, talk to your supervisor/director of studies if you feel you might exceed that.