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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!

Tomorrow (Friday 20.10) is the next PhD Pub!

We kindly invite you to the PhD Pub!

We start at 17.17 as per tradition. 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.

Elections to THS Student Union Council: Now!

Between the 22nd of August and the 11th of September, you may apply as a candidate in the by-election to  Council for the fiscal year of 2017-2018. Apply as a candidate here.

Being a member or substitute in the Student Union Council is an assignment that gives you:

  • The chance to change and make THS better
  • A community and network that stretches to all chapters within THS
  • A vote about the last say at THS

THS Student Union Council is THS highest governing body and consists of 42 members and 26 substitutes. Together they decide the Unions operations and values by electing THS President and Board, deciding upon a budget and operational plan as well as voting on motions and propositions.

The Student Union Council has planned for 5 formal meetings this fiscal year, but will also be meeting for a few workshops, an education and team building. This makes the Student Union Council a commitment that is suitable to combine with other union assignments if you want to.

The elections are held in divisions between the 25th of September to the 1st of October where every chapter is its own division. To become a candidate you have to be a member of THS. The number of members in a chapter decide how many members its division gets in the Student Union Council. The by-elections are not held in the Chapter for Teachers and Masters of Science in Engineering, the Computer Science Chapter, The Electro Chapter, The Physics Chapter or the Chapter for Media Technology.

If you have any questions please turn to the Election Coordinator Filip Schulze at: valgeneral@ths.kth.se

Apply as a candidate here.

Yoga with PhD Student Chapter

Join us for a yoga at KTH-Hallen on Wednesdays every 4th week from 14:00 to 15:00.

Next session will be on August 30.

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, August 30 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.

Mark your calendars from 2-3 pm on the following days for the yoga classes:
Week 35,          August,             Wednesday, August 30, 2017,                            Session 7
Week 39,          September,     Wednesday, September 27, 2017,                    Session 8
Week 43,          October,           Wednesday, October 25, 2017,                          Session 9
Week 47,          November,      Wednesday, November 22, 2017,                     Session 10

 

Hope we’ll see you at yoga! Namaste!