This seminar is a part of the Development programme for doctoral students and is aimed at all supervisors participating in the programme.
This seminar aims at providing supervisors with a basic understanding of the University's work environment efforts as well as the supervisors' role in ensuring a good organisational and social work environment for the doctoral students they work with.
Umeå University's work environment policy states that the University "should be a workplace that is characterised by respect for and trust in the individual, as well as being a safe and stimulating environment for staff and students. The overall goal of the University's health and safety work is to, with a good margin, meet the requirements of the legislation. The work environment efforts must provide a basis for a positive working climate and a good work and study environment. Work environment efforts must be based on trust in the individual and done in collaboration between employer and employee" (Kellerth, 1999).
The seminar consists of a combination of introductory lectures and discussions, in which the following issues will be discussed:
- What is the current regulatory framework?
- Who is responsible for organisational and social work environment at different levels?
- What role and obligations do supervisors have when it comes to the doctoral students' organisational and social work environment?
- What support is available for supervisors in situations where doctoral students have work environment-related problems?
- And what is the role and function of the occupational health care services, Feelgood?
The seminar is organised by the Office for Human Resources and is part of a development programme for doctoral education at Umeå University, which aims, among other things, to better support admitted doctoral students to complete their doctoral education and lay a foundation for a long and sustainable working life in a competitive academic environment.