Ph.d.-night: Mental health and the Ph.D student

Welcome to our first Ph.D.-night at OsloMet for the fall semester! At these evenings we address topics that are relevant for Ph.D. students across programs at OsloMet. The goal of these events is to mix academic refill with an opportunity to be social outside of working hours. The program for this event will be in English.

The theme for this evening is mental health and the Ph.D. student, which is a growing concern, and one that has garnered significant research recently. For this reason we have setup a program that hopefully can give options for who to contact should you need it, and good strategies to keep mentally fit!

There will be time for questions after each talk.

 

Time: September 23th 2019, 16.30

Place: Deiglig Fyrhuset, Pilestredet 52

 

Program:

16.30: Pizza (Free!)

17.00: Magnus H. Blystad – PhD candidates and mental health: Reported causes for concern

17.10: Anna Runesson – “Someone to talk to” at the clerical services

17.30: Short break

17.40: Tone Vang, Psychologist from Stamina (bedriftshelsetjeneste) – Prevention and counselling.

18.00: Mingling as you wish, the bar will be open for purchases until 21.00.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,

PhD-forum at OsloMet

 

Afterwork for PhD students!

Image: National Archives at College Park [Public domain]

By popular demand; Afterwork for Phd-students is now happening in august!

Are you doing your PhD at OsloMet, are almost finished, and find yourself needing a relaxing break? Or have you just started and want to meet other people doing their PhD’s here? Want to exchange life hacks and advice? Or do you just enjoy being social?

Come and meet other PhD-students, and bring a PhD-colleague as well. We provide place and time, and you buy whatever food and/or drinks you like while there.

Coming alone and unsure of who to say hi to first? Find the woman with the purple and blue hair.

Date: 27th of August 2019

Time: From 16.00 (or when you’re done working)

Place: Eldhuset, Dahlsbergstien 19

Going Abroad during your PhD

On the 21st of may we arranged our third PhD Night. This time the topic was “Going Abroad during your PhD”, a topic relevant to most of us. Tropical rain poured down outside Fyrhuset, but inside we enjoyed beer, pizza and the company of good colleagues. Representatives from the Section for Internationalisation at OsloMet kicked off the evening’s presentations. They held a very informative talk on different grants and support structures for teaching and research abroad. This presentation contained a great deal of relevant links and points of contact, and you can find the full presentation below.

Ph.d. forum presentation 210519

Then came a series of peer-presentations from kind PhD colleagues who kindly shared their own experience with the rest of us. The stories included animal research in Spain with continued collaborations, how to deal with sensitive data when crossing borders, and slice of life illustrations of family life abroad. It was both enjoyable and informative, and we are thankful for the presenters for taking time out of their busy schedule to talk to the rest of us.  

If you have questions regarding stays abroad you should check out the following link: https://ansatt.oslomet.no/seksjon-internasjonalisering

Ph.d.-night: Going abroad

For and by ph.d.-students at OsloMet

Time: May 21st 2019, 16.30

Place: Deiglig Fyrhuset, Pilestredet 52

 

Welcome to our third Ph.D.-night at OsloMet where we address topics that are relevant for ph.d. students across programs at OsloMet. The goal of these events is to mix academic refill with an opportunity to be social outside of working hours. The program for this event will be in English.

We have gone through all feedback from the last Ph.d.-night and hope we have managed to prepare a program that is both informational and entertaining.

The theme for this evening is Going abroad. We have invited speakers from the section for internationalization at OsloMet to give an overview of the possible funding sources. In addition, we will have ph.d. candidates who have been abroad tell us (in short) how they planned, financed and experienced their stay in Canada, USA and Spain.

There will be time for questions after each talk.

Program:

16.30: Pizza (Free!)

17.00: The section for internationalization at OsloMet: possible funding sources for a research stay abroad.

17.20: Espen SjøbergResearch on animal models of ADHD in Spain and maintaining the connection with the Spanish research group.

17.35: Short break

17.45: Maria BjerkFalls prevention in Canada and going abroad with your family.

18.00: Brittany DisantiTeaching Individuals with Autism Listener Skills in USA and how to bring sensitive data across borders.

18.15: Håvard AaslundCollective participation among the homeless in USA and going abroad with your family.

18.30: Mingling as you wish, the bar will be open for purchases until 21.00.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,
PhD-forum at OsloMet

Ph.d.-night on rights

Jan Messel giving presentation on Norwegian trade unions

Jan Messel gave an overview of the trade unions in Norway.

Panel talk with trade union representatives

Panel talk with Terje Kolbjørnsen, Ingvild Nordang and Trude Sundtjønn. Moderated by Hanna Bugge (on the left).

The topic for the second Ph.d.-night was “Know your rights”. OsloMet-researcher Jan Messel gave an introduction to the history of trade unions and their development in Norway. Afterwards, representatives from Forskerforbundet, Norsk Tjenestemannslag (NTL) and Akademikerne talked about their unions’ work at OsloMet and gave some examples of cases related to ph.d.-students. The program was concluded with a panel talk where some differences between unions’ ideologies were highlighted, but all in good spirits. What they all agreed on was the importance of being affiliated with a trade union, regardless of profession or research field.

 

If you have any questions for the union representatives, contact Trude Sundtjønn (Akademikerne, trusun@oslomet.no), Ingvild Nordang (NTL, inor@oslomet.no) or Erik Dahlgren (Forskerforbundet, erikda@oslomet.no).

Feel free to make suggestions for the next ph.d-nights to your local representative!

Ph.d.-night: Know your rights

For and by ph.d.-students at OsloMet

Time: March 26th 2019, 16.30

Place: Deiglig Fyrhuset, Pilestredet 52

 

Welcome to our second Ph.D.-night at OsloMet where we address topics that are relevant for ph.d. students across programs at OsloMet. The goal of these events is to mix academic refill with an opportunity to be social outside of working hours. The program for this event will be in English.

The theme for this evening is knowing your rights. We have invited representatives from different trade unions to talk about topics that are relevant for ph.d. students and to answer questions from the audience. The trade unions that will be represented at this event is Akademikerne, Forskerforbundet and Norsk Tjenestemannslag (NTL).

An introduction to the theme of the evening will be given by Jan Messel who is a researcher at the Center for the Study of Professions at OsloMet.

You can ask questions openly during the panel talk, or you can send in questions anonymously if that is preferable. Go to www.menti.com/ and enter the code 16 96 85 to submit an anonymous question. You can submit questions in advance and during the event.

Program:

16.30: Pizza (Free!)

17.00: Jan Messel gives an introduction to trade unions in Norway

17.20: Trade union representatives talk about their unions’ work with cases that translate to ph.d. students’ working day and future career.

18.00: Short break

18.15: Panel talk with questions from the audience.

18.45: You’re free to mingle as you like, the bar is open for purchases

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,
PhD-forum at OsloMet

The very first Ph.d.-night

On January 24th, we hosted our very first Ph.d.-night at Deiglig Fyrhuset on campus Pilestredet. The topic was: “Strategies to survive a ph.d.” and we had three talented speakers who shared their insights from their perspectives as professor and supervisor (Silje Bringsrud Fekjær), former ph.d.-student (Ellisiv Lærum Jacobsen) and current ph.d.-student (Jon Magnus Eilertsen). We were anxious to see how many who would find their way to this event on a Thursday evening and were ecstatic to see that close to fifty of you (!) had made time in your schedule for free pizza, good advice and socializing with your peers.

We had a lot of fun and hope to do this again later in the spring semester, preferably in English. We got some suggestions for future topics, but always welcome new ideas and encourage you to write to us on stipendiat-forum@365.oslomet.no

Ph.d.-kveld: Strategier for å «overleve» en doktorgrad

24. januar 2019 kl.16.30

Sted: Deiglig Fyrhuset, Pilestredet 52

 

Velkommen til den første av forhåpentligvis flere ph.d.-kvelder, der vi tar opp temaer som er relevante for doktorgradsstudenter på tvers av ph.d.-programmene på OsloMet. Målet med kveldene er å blande faglig innhold med noe sosialt, uten å ta av arbeidstiden.

Tema for denne kvelden er strategier for å «overleve» en doktorgrad. Programmet vil foregå på norsk denne gangen.

 

Program:

16.30: Pizza (gratis, førstemann til mølla)

17.00: Professor Silje Bringsrud Fekjær snakker om tema fra boka si: Ph.d.: en veiviser

17.20-17.50: Erfaringsdeling fra doktorgradsstudenter

Ellisiv Lærum Jacobsen (tidligere doktorgradsstudent)

Jon Magnus Eilertsen (nåværende doktorgradsstudent)

17.50-18.15: Panelsamtale med alle tre deltagere

18.15: Mingling og mulighet for kjøp i baren

 

Vi gleder oss til å se dere!

 

Hilsen

PhD-forum ved OsloMet

 

Kom gjerne med innspill til andre temaer som kan være aktuelle for fremtidige ph.d.-kvelder.

Oversikt over medlemmer fra ditt program: http://blogg.hioa.no/phdforum/medlemer/

PhD-forum is now a member of Fellowship Organizations in Norway (SiN)

On May 25th 2018, our PhD-forum was accepted as a member of Stipendiatorganisasjonene i Norge (SiN) (Fellowship Organizations in Norway). SiN is a joint committee of local organizations for doctoral candidates and post doctors at Norwegian colleges and universities. SiN functions as a network promoting contacts between its member organizations and expressing joint opinions on political issues concerning education and research, and other issues relevant to the member organizations.

The leader of PhD-forum, Annette V. Hauger, has also been elected member of the SiN board. This gives us an opportunity to influence politics on a higher level than OsloMet and join forces with other universities in Norway in cases where this is relevant. To find out more about SiN, visit http://stipendiat.no/

We changed our name

Some of you may know our forum as “Stipendiatforum”. We have changed our name to “PhD-forum”. This was in order to clarify that we represent everyone who is enrolled in a PhD-program at OsloMet, regardless of employment and funding. If you are enrolled in a PhD-program at OsloMet and have concerns you want us to address, contact one of our members (you will find the representatives for each program under “Members”) or send an e-mail to stipendiatforum@oslomet.no.

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