Umeå University is now starting a pilot of a Development programme for doctoral students to improve conditions for a long and sustainable working life for doctoral students in a competitive academic community.
The programme aims to contribute to increased knowledge and self-awareness for doctoral students and supervisors in order to strengthen the ability to meet the requirements and tough situations that arise in their roles.
Why should I take the development programme for doctoral students?
- Strengthens doctoral students in leading themselves and coping with demands for performance
- Clarifying the supervisors' responsibilities for the doctoral students' work environment
- Provides the doctoral student and the supervisor with tools to handle tough situations that can arise in the doctoral education
- Increases the doctoral students' abilities to handle the role and to enable a continued career after completed doctoral education by also supporting the supervisors and clarifying their role in relation to the doctoral students.
Who can take the programme?
As a doctoral student at Umeå University, you can apply to the programme if you get approval from one of your supervisors who also participate in the programme with you. For the pilot round of the programme, we strive towards an even distribution of participants from the four faculties. There are 12 doctoral student places on each module.
Programme set up
The programme is divided into three modules depending on how far into you doctoral education you have come. For the pilot programme, you do not have to take module one to start module two or three.
All participants in the programme, doctoral students and supervisors, meet for a joint introduction. Doctoral students then meet in their module on three occasions for three hours per session. Supervisors meet on two dates: the first includes the introduction and the first seminar, and the second the final seminar. More exact times and dates are available under each module.
All sessions are held in English.
Module 1: Early stage doctoral students (terms 1–2) and their supervisors
Module 2: Half way doctoral students (terms 3–6) and their supervisors
Module 3: Final phase doctoral students (term 7–) and their supervisors