10th May News from DN

Dear all, I hope you enjoy the second edition of brief news from DN, targeted to doctoral students in Uppsala University.

1. Call for PhD Student Representatives, apply by 19/5
2. Life Beyond Academia (final) – Teknat on Friday 12/5
3. Friday Night feverzzz afterwork event 19/5
4. Open Call – Testimonies about harassment, answer by 9/6


1. Call for PhD Student Representatives, apply by 19/5

Do you know any problems with the University? Come and help fix them and apply as a PhD student representative!

DN elects PhD students to its own positions of trust as well as doctoral student representatives to various bodies of Uppsala University. All of the positions are lucrative ways for PhD students to get to know the university better, deepen their knowledge on PhD student related matters, strengthen their CV, and advocate for PhD students’ rights in various parts of the University! In addition to the positions being fun, challenging and rewarding, you get compensated by prolongation and, in some cases, by money!

In 2023, the elections will be held on 23 May at the Doctoral Board’s election meeting. The filler elections are to be held on 12 June.

For available positions and instructions to apply, see: https://uudoctoralboard.se/available-positions/

2. Life Beyond Academia (final) – Teknat on Friday 12/5

The Junior Faculty together with the Uppsala University Postdoc Association (UUPA) and the Uppsala University Doctoral Board are happy to announce a webinar series highlighting career paths outside academia. 

The twelve and last webinar will be on Friday, 12th May between 12:00-13.00 will be focused on Teknat and the speakers will be:

  • Charlotte Skjöldebrand, Supervisory investigator at the Swedish Medical Products Agency
  • Karim Kantre, Metrology engineer, IMEC, Belgium

3. Friday Night Feverzzz Afterwork for PhD Students 19/5

The doctoral board of Uppsala University (Doktorandnämnden) is pleased to invite you to another Friday Night Feverzzz event. Join us every three weeks to chill after work and meet PhD students from across the university and get to know each other. The event will take place at Terrassen, on May 19th, at 18:00.

Please register via the form by May 17th: https://doit.medfarm.uu.se/bin/kurt3/kurt/92794

Feel free to invite your friends, the more the merrier! We hope to see you there! 😊

Any questions? Please contact Jila Shamslatifi at jila.shams@physcis.uu.se.

4. Open Call – Testimonies about harassment, answer by 9/6
Doktorandnämnden (DN) is working on a booklet addressed to doctoral students at UU that aims to prevent cases of harassment and provide help and guidance to those who are experiencing any kind of harassment by superiors, supervisors, or colleagues. For this reason, the editorial team (composed of doctoral students) working on the booklet would like to receive anonymous testimonies from peers who are experiencing or have experienced harassment. Some of these testimonies will be edited and used in the booklet to give other PhD under similar conditions some insights on how to overcome uncertainties during the reporting process.

See more information: https://uudoctoralboard.se/2023/05/03/testimonies-about-harassment/


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