Survey on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on doctoral studies

HYVÄT is conducting a survey on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on doctoral studies. The purpose of the survey is to identify problems and issues affecting doctoral studies that may have arisen due to the emergency situation, and communicate them to the University administration.

The survey can be found here: https://forms.gle/nQdwghLwvAnYT9cD7. We would greatly appreciate it if you could take the time to complete the survey by 19 April (the end of next week). Completing the survey should take about 10 minutes and the questionnaire is available in both English and Finnish. Naturally, the survey is anonymous and the results will be analyzed by the HYVÄT board and officers.

If you have any other concerns about the situation and it’s effect on your studies, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the HYVÄT board through the contact form on this site, or the PhD representatives in your doctoral programme and school (https://blogs.helsinki.fi/phd-association/phd-reps-2020-2021/).

HYVÄT Spring Meeting 23 March at 17.00

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTON VÄITÖSKIRJATUTKIJAT RY
Kevätkokous

Aika: 23.3.2020 klo 17.00
Paikka: Viisi Penniä, Mannerheimintie 55

Esityslista

  1. Kokouksen avaus
  2. Kokouksen laillisuus ja päätösvaltaisuus
  3. Esityslistan hyväksyminen
  4. Kokouksen puheenjohtajan valinta
  5. Kokouksen sihteerin valinta
  6. Kahden pöytäkirjantarkastajan ja ääntenlaskijan valinta
  7. Vuoden 2019 toimintakertomus, tilinpäätös, sekä toiminnantarkastajien lausunto
  8. Tilinpäätöksen vahvistaminen ja vastuuvapauden myöntäminen
  9. Hallituksen tai virkailijoiden täydentäminen (mahdollinen)
  10. Muut käsiteltävät asiat
  11. Kokouksen päätös

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HYY looking for (PhD) student representatives in various positions – apply by March 4th

Want to take part in making decisions on the University’s operations, make student perspectives heard and create useful networks?
The student union HYY is looking for representatives in various positions listed here:
Doctoral candidates are eligible to candidate in any of the positions. However, the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies and the Library’s campus advisory boards are looking for specifically PhD students.
Apply at latest on Wed 4th of March at https://www.halloped.fi/en/helsinki/calls

Call for applications: PhD representative for DP in Philosophy, arts and Society

HYVÄT is looking for a PhD student representative for the Doctoral Programme in Philosophy, arts and Society (FTY) for the term 2020-2021. Being a student representative is a rewarding experience on many levels and an opportunity to improve the doctoral education near you.

Apply by sending a freely formed application to the HYVÄT board (phd-board@helsinki.fi) at latest on Sun Feb 16th. You have to be enrolled in the programme to be eligible to apply. Also, it is desirable that the representatives are present in Helsinki at least most of the term.

Hae väitöskirjatutkijoiden edustajaksi Filosofian, taiteiden ja yhteiskunnan

HYVÄT etsii väitöskirjatutkijoiden edustajaa Filosofian, taiteiden ja yhteiskunnan (FTY) kaudelle 2020-2021. Edustajana toimiminen on palkitseva kokekus monilla tavoin ja hieno mahdollisuus vaikuttaa tohtorikoulutukseen lähelläsi.

Hae edustajaksi lähettämällä hakemuksesi HYVÄTin hallitukselle (phd-board@helsinki.fi) viimeistään sunnuntaina 16.2. Sinun on oltava kirjoilla kyseisessä tohtoriohjelmassa voidaksesi hakea paikkaa. On mylskin toivottavaa, että edustajat ovat tavoitettavissa Helsingissä ainakin suurimman osan kaudesta.

PhD representative seminar 2020

To kick off the advocacy work for 2020, HYVÄT organized an introductory seminar for the newly elected PhD representatives at thesteering groups od Doctoral Programmes, Schools and a few other boards of the university.

You can find the full programme of the seminar in the skeleton presentation: Representative seminar 2020

HYVÄT chair Tommi Mäklin introducing the association for rht representatives

The seminar was started by introducing the representatives to HYVÄT and by asking their expectations for the following two year period. Here are results:

Next, we had Jenna Sorjonen from the Student  Union HYY explaining the “legal” part of working witht the university administration: HYVÄT 15.1.2020 PhD Representatives

In the following panel discussion, there were four previous representatives talking about their experiences in the task:

  • Julia von Boguslawski (Steering group of doctoral education, HYMY)
  • Elina Pietilä (Doctoral School steering group, DSHealth)
  • Mridul Johari (Doctoral Programme steering group, ILS/DSHealth)
  • Krista Longi (Doctoral Programme steering group, DOCS/DONASCI)

Unfortunately we did not record the conversation, but to summarize, the take-home message was that the representatives should seek to communicate with each other and with the people they represent as mych as possible – both in formal meetings and in informal corridoor discussions.

The panel discussion was followed by the newly elected representative in the Steering Group of Doctoral Education, Joni Ollonen stating his goals for the election period: Joni_Ollonen_Goals_for_this_2-year_period

And finally, the representatives were grouped by their Doctoral School in order to discuss their possible common goals and ways of communication.