The PhD Chapter is looking for a Master of Ceremonies

Would you enjoy throwing the most amazing parties, pubs and recreational activities? Do you want to invest your free time and energies to make the PhD Chapter Pub “T-Centralen” the most interesting meeting point for the PhD students’ afterwork? Would you also enjoy the challenge of recruiting and leading a team of stewards? If life for you is not just about studying for your PhD, then come and join our team as the new PhD Chapter Master of Ceremonies!

We have 2074 PhD students to invite at our pubs and parties. What will be your record in attendance?

Send the application to board [at] phd.ths.kth.se specifying: name, contact information (email and phone), school and department information, which position you apply for (in this case “Master of Ceremonies”), a short summary of why you would like to join such position (50-100 words) and include a list of previous experiences if available.

Note that this position is not time-compensated from KTH because it doesn’t include student representation tasks.

Update: Check the status of nominations on our Elections page!

The PhD Chapter is looking for a Graphic Designer

Do you enjoy making thinks beautiful and impressing people? Do you want to invest your free time and energies to learn and improve soft skills such as design? If life for you is not just about studying for your PhD, then come and join our team as the new PhD Chapter Graphic Designer!

We have 2074 PhD students to reach out to with the most amazing websites, news, newsletters, flyers, posters, business cards and much more. But, no worries, you’ll get some help too!

Send the application to board [at] phd.ths.kth.se specifying: name, contact information (email and phone), school and department information, which position you apply for (in this case “Graphic Designer”), a short summary of why you would like to join such position (50-100 words) and include a list of previous experiences if available.

Note that this position is not time-compensated from KTH because it doesn’t include student representation tasks. It is also OK to apply for it if you’re not (yet?) a PhD student at KTH.

Update: Check the status of nominations on our Elections page!

The PhD Chapter is looking for an Event Manager

Do you want to invest your free time and energies to learn soft skills and improve your CV? Do you want to expand your network? Do you want to be the organizer of interesting and/or fun events for all the 2074 PhD students at KTH? If life for you is not just about studying for your PhD, then come and join our team as the new PhD Chapter Event Manager!

Send the application to board [at] phd.ths.kth.se specifying: name, contact information (email and phone), school and department information, which position you apply for (in this case “Event Manager”), a short summary of why you would like to join such position (50-100 words) and include a list of previous experiences if available.

Note that this position is not time-compensated from KTH because it doesn’t include student representation tasks. It is also OK to apply for it if you are not (yet?) a PhD student at KTH.

Update: Check the status of nominations on our Elections page!

The PhD Chapter wants YOU to join the board for 2017-2018

Do you want to get paid time during PhD to work with career events, educational projects and policy? Do you want to get involved in the decision-making process and represent PhD student rights at KTH? Are you ready to meet new friends and be inspired besides your own research? Then we want you for the PhD Chapter board. Applications are open until June 5th. Please send an email to board [at] phd.ths.kth.se with your

1) Name

2) Contact information (email and phone)

3) School and department information

4) Short summary of why you would like to join the board (50-100 words).

5) Specify if you would like to become Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer or simply a Board Member.

6) List previous experiences with PhD representation work (i.e. PAD representative, local school PhD board member, etc.).

Once you have submitted your application we will contact you for interviews. The next board is elected at the summer meeting on June 8th and followed by a delicious barbeque.

For more information: board [at] phd.ths.kth.se

Update: Check the status of nominations on our Elections page!

The perfect PhD student?

KTH Campi published an article (in Swedish) about a sustainable future for the PhD studies in Sweden. It features a research from Erik Joelsson (University of Gothenburg) and contains a contribute from the PhD Chapter.

Read it here: https://campi.kth.se/nyheter/den-perfekta-doktoranden-1.724877

PhD Boot Camp, Spring 2017

As a PhD student, we want you to have an excellent time at KTH where you thrive academically,
professionally, and personally. To reach this goal we need to train and work to improve the quality of your PhD program. Would you like to contribute towards improving the quality of PhD studies? Would you like to effectuate a positive change at KTH?

The PhD Boot Camp is organized so as to give you workshops on the rights of a PhD student and how to represent PhD students at KTH centrally or at your school, department, or division. If you are not (yet) a PhD representative but you are curious and want to know more about your rights and how to have a great time as a PhD student at KTH, then you too should sign up for the Camp.

At the PhD Boot Camp, on the 4th of May, you are provided with a welcome sandwich and coffee, followed by presentations, panel session, workshop and lunch. We will introduce you to the work of student and trade unions and the various routines of being a PhD representative at KTH. You will also get to know other PhD students, members of other PhD Councils and PhD Chapter Board and become part of a network of PhD students and PhD student representatives.

Where: Room V22 (map)
When: 4th of May, 09:00 – 12:00

Sign up for the PhD Boot Camp here! (Deadline for food 2nd of May at 12:00)

See you at the Camp!
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Your PhD Chapter at KTH,
For further questions: vice [at] phd.ths.kth.se

 

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The election for KF

17-30 April it is time to vote!

How to vote:

Enter THS website and press ”Already a member”. When logged in you press “VOTE” and scroll down and there you find the candidates. You can vote on max one candidate. To vote you have to be a member of the Student Union.

There are two competitions to win!

In the first one the object is to have the highest participation count of all the chapters and in the other one we need to get a higher participation count than last year!

Enter and vote now!

More info here

Yoga with PhD Student Chapter

Join us for a yoga at KTH-Hallen every second Wednesday (until summer) from 14:00 to 15:00 .

Next session will be on April 12.

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,April 12 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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KTH Space Rendezvous

The theme of the Rendezvous is “Academia meets industry” and the program is composed as a number of pairs of speakers representing KTH and Swedish space industry and consulting  companies. The presentations will deal with various space related research topics, and they will show how work done at KTH is related to development and innovation in the private sector.

Examples of topics that will be presented are stratospheric ballooning, methane fuel cooling of future rocket nozzles, and earth observation for urban development. Examples of companies that will be represented with presentations are GKN, SSC, and Metria, and examples of KTH divisions to be represented with presentations are the Division of Geoinformatics, Particle and Astroparticle Physics, and Division of Electronics.

Time: Thu 2017-03-30 13.00 – 17.00

Location: Lecture Hall Q1, Osquldas väg 4, KTH​

You can find the program here

It is free to participate in the Space Rendezvous, and the event is open to everyone. After the meeting participants are invited to a Space Pub at the “T-Centralen” student pub located at Drottning Kristinas väg 29.

Before and After PhD: Hidden Challenges & Opportunities

The Dean of the faculty, Katja Grillner will welcome female PhD students to a seminar on the academic experience of KTH professors.
The four professors will give their perspective on PhD Studies, early career and their advice for young female researchers to have a successful PhD experience.
The workshop will engage to giva a voice to your experience and ideas to enrich your PhD studies.
 
Lunch and coffee is included.
Sign up before 1st April!
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