Support: Doctoral Students
On this page you can find information regarding:
- Career Development
- Individual development talks
- Lund University’s doctoral student ombudsperson
- Health and safety representatives and committees
- Committees on gender equality, equal opportunities and diversity
- Health & Security
Supervision comprises support with orientation and content of coursework and thesis work throughout the doctoral studies program. Moreover, supervisors are in many cases the first or key contact persons for discussing matters beyond the content of the doctoral student's work, especially when considering teaching, further career development, stress and health issues.
Two supervisors are appointed for each doctoral student. One of them acts as main supervisor and must have the qualifications of an associate professor (docent) or professor. The individual study plan (ISP) specifies the duties and responsibilities of each of the supervisors.
Lund University offers a broad range of activities that contribute in one way or another to doctoral students’ career development. Read more about your possibilities:
- Careers Service | Lund University
- Career development for academic staff
- Further information on organisational development and change management
Individual development talks for doctoral students
Towards the end of each calendar year, the Assistant Head of Department will send out invitations for individual development talks with each doctoral student (“utvecklingssamtal” in Swedish). The conversation will take the notes from previous individual talks (if applicable) and the update of the Individual Study Plan as a starting point. It will further relate to additional concerns that the doctoral student likes to raise, in particular with a view to work environment issues and further career planning.
Links to general information:
- Beginner’s Guide to Swedish Academy by the young academy of Sweden
- Departmental board
- Department Doctoral student council
- Social science doctoral student council (LDK)
- sdr [at] ldk [dot] lu [dot] se (E-mail to LDK can be found here)
- Lund’s doctoral students union
The doctoral student ombudsman (DOMB) is mandated to assist doctoral students at Lund University at no cost and confidentially for any challenges concerning third cycle studies.
domb [at] ldk [dot] lu [dot] se (E-mail to the DOMB can be found here)
- Department’s health and safety representatives are Annika Bergman Rosamond and Agustín Goenaga
- Faculty’s health and safety representatives
- General information
- Department’s working group on gender equality, equal opportunities and diversity
- University council for gender equality and equal opportunities
- University activities on gender equality and equal opportunities
- Employee organisations and unions
Importantly, when you feel in need of support on health matters in the widest sense, do not hesitate to bring up your concerns as early as possible.
Depending on the situation and your preferences, there are several colleagues at our department you can approach as first contacts for a confidential talk. These include your supervisors, the director of doctoral studies, the deputy head of department, the head of department, and the department’s health and safety representatives. They will further assist you in identifying and contacting specific colleagues and options for more targeted support.
Links to first contacts for a confidential talk:
- fariborz [dot] zelli [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se (Director of Doctoral Studies), e-mail to Fariborz Zelli
- magdalena [dot] bexell [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se (Deputy Head of Department), e-mail to Magdalena Bexell
- bjorn [dot] badersten [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se (Head of Department), e-mail to Björn Badersten
- The Department’s health and safety representatives. e-mail to annika [dot] bergman_rosamond [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se (Annika Bergman Rosamond) and agustin [dot] goenaga [dot] 2117 [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se (Agustín Goenaga)
- Work environment and health (with information on victimisation, harassment and reporting of occupational injuries and incidents, computer glasses)
- Health and wellness (with information on health promotion, rehabilitation and substance abuse)
- Occupational health service of the university (with information on medical advice, stress and lifestyle advice, counselling, ergonomic advice, and further links on public healthcare)
- Security & emergency (with information on emergency support and reporting, crisis support, first aid, threats & violence, fire, information security, export control, unauthorised persons)
Do you have questions regarding your employment? Please, contact:
Deputy Head of Department/Assistant Head of Department for Doctoral Studies
Available by appointment, room 361
Phone: +46 46 222 01 66
magdalena [dot] bexell [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se (magdalena[dot]bexell[at]svet[dot]lu[dot]se)