Half way doctoral students: Doctoral students and their work environment

This is module 2 of the Development programme for doctoral students aimed at doctoral students who are half way through their doctoral education (terms 3–6) and is undertaken in collaboration with your supervisor.

The module encompasses a total of ten hours for doctoral students and five hours for supervisors.

Module content

Module 2 aims to give doctoral students tools to handle difficult situations that may arise in the doctoral education. The module is open to doctoral students at a later stage of the doctoral education (terms 3–6) and consists of three integrated seminars/themes with focus on:

  1. balancing the doctoral education with private life
  2. creating balance between your achievements and the demands placed on you
  3. taking care of yourself and your abilities

The module thus helps to develop the doctoral students' awareness and ability to better manage the ups and downs of the doctoral education.

Expected outcome

After having completed the module, participants should:

  • Have developed an ability to find a good work-life balance.
  • Have developed strategies to work in a more efficient and effective way.
  • Have a better understanding of the importance of setting boundaries and managing stress.

Form of instruction

This module is held by professionals with broad expertise in psychology and extensive experience of doctoral students' unique work environment and work conditions. The teaching consists of a combination of introductory lectures, seminars, and workshops where examples are taken from the doctoral students' own context.

As part of the training, participants are expected to work with preparatory assignments and home assignments, partly in interaction with their supervisor.

Scheduled sessions for doctoral students

Introduction – Development programme for doctoral students
For all doctoral students and supervisors

Balancing the doctoral education with private life
For doctoral students module 2

Creating balance between your achievements and the demands placed on you
For doctoral students module 2

Taking care of yourself and your abilities
For doctoral students module 2

Scheduled sessions for supervisors of "Half way doctoral students"

Introduction – Development programme for doctoral students
For all doctoral students and supervisors

Organisational and social work environment
For all supervisors modules 1–3

Read more about the seminar 

To uphold the doctoral students' balance
For supervisors module 2

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Apply to the programme

Before applying to the programme, you must have received consent from one of your supervisors who will also take the programme with you.

Dates for when Module 2 will next be offered have not yet been set. If you would like to submit your interest in participating, please fill out the application form and you will be contacted when the dates have been set.

Application form 

for more information, please contact

Mattias Jacobsson
mattias.jacobsson@umu.se
+46 90-786 61 47

Interested in participating?

Submit an expression of interest to participate in the next round of the Development programme for doctoral students. Preliminary start in spring 2020.

To the application form

Mattias Jacobsson
6/19/2019