Survival Seminar series for PhD Students at LTH

The last survival seminar for PhD students this year will be given by the Doctoral Student Ombudsman (DOMB) who will talk about the rights and responsibilities of PhD students.

The DOMB is a service provided by Lund Doctoral Student Union (LDK). The DOMB is mandated to assist doctoral students at Lund University and the two student unions that organize those doctoral students (LDK and TLTH) when they run into challenges concerning third cycle studies. The role of the Doctoral Student Ombudsman (DOMB) is to support and guide the unions and students who feel that the University officials have acted in violation of doctoral students’ rights. The service offered by the DOMB can include everything from information and advice to investigations and to act as a representative or facilitator in contacts with the university.

The current ombudsman is Aleksandra Popovic. She was appointed to her office in 2009, when she was following her doctoral studies in international public law at the Faculty of Law. Before that, following her graduation from Lund University Law School, she, did her clerkship at the City Court of Vänersborg and then worked as an assistant judge at the Environmental Court at Vänersborg.

Register at the event here!

Section Meeting and Luciafika

On December 14th, it is time for the annual section meeting of the PhD student section of TLTH. The PhD student section represents PhD students in various boards and committees at LTH and organizes the mentorship program PLUME as well as occasional social activities. During the meeting a new board and new functionaries will be elected. Also, if you have any ideas on how to change the section you can send a motion to the board on December 7th by the latest, and it will be discussed during the meeting.

Time: December 14th, 17.15.
Location: Hollywood, Kårhuset.
Food is provided for free if you register by sending an e-mail to or attending our Facebook event. Please indicate any dietary requirements. Also, a traditional Lucia fika will be provided!
Agenda and proceedings will be made available at one week before the meeting.


Do you have experience of working in student organizations? Would you like to work together with PhD students from all over LTH? Do you have any ideas on how to improve the situation for PhD students? Are you interested in organizing social activities for PhD students? Apply for a position in the PhD student section!

If you are interested in any of the positions below or want to nominate someone else, please contact the election committee at before December 7th. You can also put yourself forward as candidate directly at the meeting. Note that according to a recent LTH decision you have the right to count in time for work in the PhD student section in your departmental duties (institutionstjänstgöring).

President/Ordförande (1)
Board members/Styrelsemedlemmar (4-6):
Election committee members/Valberedning (2-3)
Auditors/Revisorer (2)

New seminar on ‘How to write popular science and reach out to the society with your research’

Dear PhD students!

It is soon time for the third seminar in the “Survival seminar series for PhD students at LTH”. This time, the topic will be ‘How to write popular science and reach out to the society with your research’. The invited speakers are Monica Almqvist, who is director of Vattenhallen Science Center LTH, and Tanja Jensen, who is a medical scientist and a writer. The seminar will take place on Friday the 9th of October at 1:15 pm, in Hörsalen in Kårhuset (the same venue as usual).

Registration for the seminar is done here:

Please help us to spread this information to all PhD students at LTH!

Hope to see you there!

Best regards,

The Dokt section at TLTH

Dokt BBQ

Summer is almost upon us (despite the weather) and we would like to invite you all to a barbecue before everyone leaves for holidays. The doctoral section will provide soft drinks, hamburgers and vegetarian alternatives and we hope to see many of you there! The barbecue will take place on Tuesday the 2nd of June starting at 17:00, at LTH campus – precise place to be decided. Please join the event so we know how many hamburgers we should grill, and feel free to bring garden games!

To give us a hum about how much food we should by, either join the Facebook event on or send a mail to

See you there!

Stress management seminar follow-up

80 PhD students attended an interesting seminar on Stress management last Monday. Giving the seminar was Linda, psychologist from LifeWise, followed by Annika Hultgren from the University’s Occupational Health Services. Linda has provided us with presentation slides, if you wish to get a copy, send an email to

Stress Management seminar

It is soon time for the second seminar in the “Survival seminar series for PhD students at LTH”. As requested, the topic will be Stress Management, and we have invited one speaker from LifeWise and one from Företagshälsan. The seminar will take place on Monday the 18th of May at 10:15 am, in Hörsalen in Kårhuset (the same venue as last time).

Registration for the seminar is done here:

Hope to see you there!


Suggestions of companies for ARKAD

ARKAD ( is southern Sweden’s largest job fair annually organized by the Student Association at the LTH. The fair is held in November at the Annex and Study Centre at LTH and this year will feature 150 exhibiting companies.

The job fair targets all student guilds, including the Dokt section and ALL PhD students. Therefore to make it as relevant as possible we ask you to tell us what companies you would like to meet and talk to. Submit any suggestions in the form below!