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Introduction for new PhD Students at SUND
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3700-24-00-02There are no available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 28/05/2024
Date and time11.06.2024, at: 09:00 - 13.06.2024, at: 16:00
Regular seats30
Course fee2,400.00 kr.
ECTS credits2.00
Contact personPhD administration     E-mail address: phdkursus@sund.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content

”Special rules apply for this course”

1. This course is only for PhD students enrolled at SUND in the first six months of their enrollment. Therefore, all other applicants will get a rejection.

2. Please note that you will be charged a course fee, if you do not cancel your seat on time. Please read our cancellation policy: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/phd-courses/prices-and-fees/

Learning objectives
A PhD student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

1. Create a Personal Develop Plan (PDP), including career goals
2. Map current competences and plan competence development
3. Collaborate with supervisors and co-manage supervisory relationships
4. Maintain work-life balance and establish productive work habits
5. Communicate their research to a wider audience
6. Provide and receive feedback
7. Apply tools to start the writing process
8. Identify risks and stakeholders in their research projects
9. Perform peer support
10. Take charge of their PhD studies

The aim of this course is to introduce you to your new role as PhD student at the Faculty of SUND and to offer you insights and tools to manage your project, research education, work-life balance, and the collaboration with your supervisor(s). Themes covered in the course are:
• Planning your competence development
• Project leadership
• Writing process and giving and receiving feedback
• Collaboration with supervisors
• Research communication
• Motivation and work-life balance

PhD students from KU SUND enrolled within the past 6 months from the course date.
The Graduate School recommends new PhD students to complete the course within the first 1-2 months. The course will be mandatory for all new PhD students at SUND from January 2025, and it will be a requirement to complete the course within the first 6 months.

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

All graduate programmes


During the 3-day course, we alternate between short lectures, discussions, and exercises. Participants will work on their own Personal Development Plan (PDP) during the course. The PDP is a document that participants develop from a template, and it reflects the sessions and Learning Objectives of the course.

The requirements for passing and receiving credits for this course are active participation throughout the three course days and minimum 80% attendance.

Course director
Rikke Buhl, Head of Graduate School

Liv Gish, PhD, Independent PhD coach and facilitator, Nordic Writing Academy

June 11-13, 2024

Course location
11 June, 13 June – Panum, Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 Copenhagen N, Room 7.15.107A, Faculty Lounge, Mærsk Tower
12 June – Panum, Blegdamsvej 3B, 2200 Copenhagen N, Room 7.15.152, Mærsk Tower

Please register before 28 May 2024

Expected frequency
Once per month from May 2024 (except July and August); 17 times per year in 2025 onwards.

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show or late cancellation.

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