Dear PhD students at KTH,
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.
Please take a couple of minutes to express how the COVID-19 situation has impacted your PhD studies by filling out this survey: https://forms.gle/9STyMD4L7QeKDFCJA
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.
We also, once again, like to remind you to keep updated on the information given by KTH which is updated very frequently: