Welcome to the NVS Doctoral Student Council webpage
Here you will find useful contacts, links and the "Dialogue" - a tool to help guide your supervisory meetings
There are many ways to define a doctoral education. However, the experience of having successfully completed one is very unique. Ask anyone with a PhD about their journey and they will tell you it is not an easy one to embark on. There are many obstacles, even psychologically and it’s quite a rollercoaster with many ups, downs, twists and turns.
One mistake we all make though, is to think that that journey only encompasses our process of growing as a scientist. Many skills that we foster during these doctoral years are transferrable skills that you can use in other aspects of your life or should you choose to shift direction in other fields. Skills such as critical appraisal, project management, collaborative dialogue, perseverance, criticism acceptance, patience, and the list go on. These crafts we take for granted and even go further to even neglect their existence are highly sought after abilities.
It is therefore imperative to create various formats of activities dedicated to strengthening and highlighting these skills while appealing to our fun-loving nature. We are constantly trying to implement new interactive methods and encourage PhDs to come forward with their ideas to help foster an environment where transferable skills can flourish. Join us to create a better you!
Who are we?
Like you we are doctoral student’s from the various divisions, who believe we can become more than just a single-faceted scientist.
What do we do?
As council representatives we provide a voice and a platform for PhD students across the divisions within the department. We strive to provide a more enriched and stimulating environment, where we can develop into transdisciplinary individuals and thereby influence not only our present but our future as well.
How do we do that?
Decisions made by the department leadership that affect us can be influenced by our opinions. Both the NVS Department Council (Institutionsrådet) and the Committee for Doctoral Education (Forskarutbildningskommitté) meetings provide a venue for our voices.
Within the Doctoral Council, we are constantly thinking of innovative methods to inform, inspire and even challenge us as scientific apprentices.
Why is it important?
Our voices as doctoral students echoes within the chambers of decision making. This not only empowers us but breaks the shackles unleashing our creativity beyond just science. Allowing us to expose our inner artist, painting other aspects of ourselves with leadership, negotiation, problem-solving, team building and even writing skills, all necessary to survive the jungle waiting for us on the other side of that dissertation wall.
Suggestions and comments
Do you have suggestions or would like to give feedback to the Doctoral Education council? Please send an e-mail message to the Chairman.