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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

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 Zumba 55 min

ZUMBA™ is an aerobic fitness programme featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and performed primarily to Latin American dance music.

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.

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!

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.

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: Ă„lvrosgĂĄrden (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!