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/).
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com) 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.
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.
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.