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Yoga with the PhD Chapter!

Join us at KTH-Hallen in the afternoon on Wednesday, March 29 from 14:00 to 15:00 for the first yoga session this year arranged by the KTH PhD chapter.

There are plenty of health benefits with practicing yoga, both for your body and mind! In addition you get to hang out with your PhD chapter friends from your or different institutions, a great way to get new inspiration!

The session will be held by a professional instructor (in English, of course) and you can use the lockers and shower facilities in connection with the session (bring a towel if you want to shower). There will be yoga mats you can borrow during the session. Dress comfortably (like for a work-out). It will be a perfect break during your day and you can start the afternoon with lots of new energy!

When: Wednesday, March 29 14.00-15.00
Where: KTH-Hallen, Brinellvägen 38
Cost: FREE if you are a member of THS/PhD Chapter , 20kr in cash otherwise

You can become a member here. In case don’t find anybody, ask at the counter, we’ll meet up there.

The number of places is limited, register HERE to be guaranteed a spot. You can also try your luck and just show up, if there are places available they will be filled on a first come/first serve basis.

Also, if you think yoga is a great idea but cannot attend this time, please let us know! (you can use the same form)

Hope we’ll see you at yoga! Namaste!

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Seminar: What is necessary to be granted Swedish Citizenship?

It is very useful for the PhD students who are from non-EU countries and what to settled here and start their careers in Sweden.

Topic: Swedish citizenship for non-EU PhD Students at KTH
Speaker: Robert Andersson (Förhandlingschef, SULF Sweden)
Day: Friday 21 April 2017
Time: 12:00-14:00 hours
Location: Lecture Hall L1, Drottning Kristinas väg 30, Lantmäteri, våningsplan 3, KTH Campus

Moderator from KTH PhD Board: Abdullah Khan (PhD Candidate at KTH, THS Member)

Lunch Sandwiches will be provided. Please register via google form here.

KTH Internal Conference on “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning”- March 16, 2017

Would you like to be exposed to different and new ideas on developing education, teaching and learning discussed in a scholarly manner? Then SoTL can offer you something!

SoTL’17 is the second educational (internal) conference at KTH on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) – The concept.  It’s a full day conference held on the 16th of March with various workshops and presentations.

Details:

Where: KTH, Campus Valhallavägen in Stockholm

When: 16 of March 2017

Register here (deadline is March 13/2017)

Links:  Program, AbstractsConference website

P.S. The conference is free of charge but a fee will be charged if you don’t attend according to your registration.

Hope to see you there

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SULF Annual Meeting Announcement

The date for upcoming Annual meeting is decided to be on March 8th, 2017.

 

 

Location: Room E3!

Schedule:
11-12: Invited lecture, Equality for Quality (Open lecture, in English)
Charlotte Holgersson will talk about gender equality in Academia and the gender mainstreaming efforts at KTH. Charlotte Holgersson is associate professor at Industrial Economics and Management specialized in the field of gender and organizations. She has been expert advisor to KTH on gender equality and is presently involved in putting together a plan for how KTH is going to promote gender equality during the next three years.

12-13 Annual meeting (in English, if needed!)

 

Sign up here for lunch on the meeting: http://doodle.com/poll/cbx3i37qratqhu8k
(You may use a nick name)

Elections at SFS PhD Students Committee

The nominations for the PhD Students Committee at the Swedish National Union of Students (SFS) are open!

The Swedish National Union of Students main task is to represent and promote the members’ interests in education, research and student welfare issues at the national level. SFS is organized according to democratic principles. SFS general assembly is the highest decision-making body where all the member unions are represented. The SFS PhD Students Committee is dedicated to PhD education issues and research policy.

If you want to get involved and make your voice count – go ahead and apply!

The deadline is extended to March 11th.

More detailed information about it is provided here for members and for chairperson positions.

A toolbox for increased productivity – From efficiency to effectiveness

Åsa Burman

Update: today there were 77 PhD students registered, so the location has changed!

The trade union ST and the PhD Chapter at KTH organize a seminar focusing on tools that you can use to increase your academic productivity, held by Åsa Burman from Finish On Time.

When:  Monday 6th March, 9.00 – 12.00

New location is K1, Teknikringen 56, level 3. KTH Campus.

A light lunch will be served after the seminar. If you are allergic or if there is something you cannot eat, please inform anne [at] kth [dot] se.
Please, sign up here for this interesting seminar, not later than Tuesday 28th of February.

WELCOME!

Elections for nominating committee

At the PhD Chapter extra meeting on February 14th, it has been decided to delegate elections of further members of the PhD Chapter nominating committee (composed of max five members) to the board meeting on February 28th. Therefore nominations are open again!

All the nominations can be made by email at board [at] phd.ths.kth.se until February 27th at midnight. Candidates will be required to show up at the board meeting on February 28th at 16:00 on KTH Main Campus for the elections. Further details about the board meeting location will be sent by private email.

PhD Chapter extra meeting – February 2017

It’s soon time for a PhD Chapter’s extra meeting! We will convene on Tuesday February 14th at 17:00 in “T-centralen”, Drottning Kristinas väg 29.

During the meeting will be announced the nominees for Kamratstipendiet 2017. Kamrtatstipendiet was established in 1912 to identify and reward good fellows at each chapter of THS, the Student Union at KTH. Each chapter has the right to nominate up to three members who share the prize money. The price is the return from the “Stiftelsen Tekniska Hogskolans i Stockholm Kamratstipendiefonder” and is usually between 40 000 and 60 000 SEK. The price is then divided evenly between the sections (around 2000-3000 SEK per chapter), after which it is distributed evenly between those students who have been nominated by the chapter.

Please, register for the meeting and send your nomination for Kamratstipendiet 2017 here before February 12th. Sandwiches will be offered at the meeting.

This meeting will also host elections for:

  • Vice chairperson, 1 position to be occupied from 2017.02.14 to 2017.06.30;
  • Web and communication manager, 1 position to be occupied from 2017.02.14 to 2017.12.31;
  • Vice standard bearer, 1 position to be occupied from 2017.02.14 to 2017.12.31;
  • Additional nominating Committee members, 1-3 positions to be occupied from 2017.02.14 to 2017.12.31;
  • Committee for Kamratstipediet, 3-5 positions to be occupied from 2017.02.14 until 2017.04.05. Note: Members of the Committee for Kamratstipendiet cannot propose nominees for the prize (their nominations will be considered not valid) or be nominated for the prize.

All the nominations can be made by email at board [at] phd.ths.kth.se or at the chapter meeting, with exception for the nominations for the vice chairperson position. 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 February 10th at midnight. 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 attached here.

Welcome to join the next PhD Chapter meeting!

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PhD Chapter’s winter meeting

PhD Chapter's Winter Meeting

It’s soon time for the PhD Chapter’s winter meeting! We will convene on Tuesday December 13th at 17:00 in “T-centralen”, Drottning Kristinas väg 29.

As 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 9th.

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

  • Vice chairperson, 1 position to be occupied from 2017.01.01 to 2017.06.30;
  • Additional board members, 2 positions to be occupied from 2017.01.01 to 2017.06.30;
  • Web and communication manager, 1 position to be occupied from 2017.01.01 to 2017.12.31;
  • Standard bearer, 1 position to be occupied from 2017.01.01 to 2017.12.31;
  • Vice standard bearer, 1 position to be occupied from 2017.01.01 to 2017.12.31;
  • Nominating committee members, from 3 to 5 positions to be occupied from 2017.01.01 to 2017.12.31.

All the nominations can be made by email at board [at] phd.ths.kth.se or at the chapter meeting, with exception for the nominations for the vice chairperson position. 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 10th at midnight. 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!

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PhD Pedagogical Meetup

Meetups

Would you like to improve as a teacher?
Are you stressed about having teaching duties and how to do it right?
Uncertain if your students learn the right things?

The PhD Chapter, in collaboration with ECE-school and THS, are starting an initiative we call “PhD Pedagogical Meetup”.

It’s an opportunity for you as a PhD student to get inspired, meet others who are interested in pedagogics, get hands-on tips and tricks as well as discuss the aspects of teaching that matter most to you!

Simply put, we will be arranging events with a focus on pedagogics with you as our target audience! Each meetup will focus on a theme (you are most welcome to suggest ideas!) and be collaborative. You are not just a listener – we want you to contribute with your experiences and thoughts!

Our first theme is “The teacher journey of a PhD student”, taking you from your first encounter with students (being a teacher) to being responsible for a course and working with course development.  Together as a group, we will work on strategies of how to encourage student participation and you will be inspired by unexpected and unconventional ways of explaining theory (think Angry Birds!).

The facilitators at the first event are Fredrik Lundell, associate professor at the School of Engineering Sciences, and Tomas Rosén, who recently obtained his PhD degree.

In 2011, Fredrik was awarded the “Teacher of the Year” by THS for his work in pedagogical development, especially for introducing peer instruction as part of his courses which was both appreciated by students and successful overall! At present, Fredrik is working on the integration of interactive teaching methods and online material to achieve deeper learning  increase student’s interest in the material.

Tomas has taught as an assistant during his time as a PhD student and will share his experiences and tips on how to get ready to teach and make the students interested.

Details

Date: Wednesday November 30th
Time: 17.30-20.00
Where: Salongen, KTH Library (KTHB), Osquars backe 31, Campus Valhallavägen

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/inUMNS6zJkjaRtqF2

A small meal + tea/coffee will be provided. Questions?

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