PLUME or MentLife?

The PhD student section organizes two mentorship programs: PLUME and MentLife. PLUME is our own mentorship program and provides mentors for PhD students all over LTH. MentLife has a seminar and a mentorship part and is co-organized with former PLUME mentor Lars Erik Edholm and student representatives the faculties of Science and Medicine. The mentorship part of MentLife is very similar to PLUME, but it is directed to PhD students working within life science. You are very welcome to apply for both programs (application for MentLife opens on April 3). The applications are very similar.

PLUME 2014 – Finding Mentors

A key success factor for PLUME is finding good mentors. Today we presented PLUME to the LTH industry advisory board in order to spread the word about PLUME and to get help in recruiting mentors. We were very happy about the response – mentorship programs are of high interest to the industry! But it was made clear that we need to give support to the mentors during the program. This is something we do both in written guidelines and in common seminars but we will think of how we can improve on this even more. Participating in a mentorship program is an opportunity for development both for the mentor and the mentee!

The pre-application is now closed. Thank you all who filled it in, it is very useful for us in our efforts in finding mentors. The final application for PhD students will open in April and the application deadline will be May 7.

Application for mentors is already open: Application form.

Pre-application for PLUME 2014 is open!

We have some good news – our mentorship programme PLUME will be back in 2014!

To get a senior mentor from industry (or academia) can be a great help for finding out what you can do and what you want with your career. The application for PLUME 2014 will be in May and the programme will start after the summer. Right now you can fill in pre-application for the programme – this is to facilitate for us to find mentors. Please go here to fill in the preapplication and increase your chances to get in to the programme!

Section meeting 27/11

Decide the future of the PhD student section! Come to the section meeting and elect a new board, decide on a budget and a plan of activites for next year. We will also discuss the home of the PhD student section – TLTH vs LDK.

You will find all the documents for the section meeting here before Friday 22/11.

Time: November 27, 17.30
Location: Hollywood, Kårhuset

Food will be provided. If you have dietary requirements, please e-mail Kerstin at dokt (at) before Friday 22/11.

PhD Football tournament!

When? Saturday 30th November from 13:00 to 19:00
Where? EOS Hallen (Arkivgatan 31, Lund)
How? Register to dokt-activity (at)
Registration deadline: 24th November
When registering state your team name and affiliation.
Participation fee of 200 SEK / team will be collected on the day of the tournament.

Questions? For more information please contact: Daniel Honfi at:daniel.honfi (at)

More details

  • Name of the team should be stated on the preferences field on the online registration form or after the participant’s name.
  • If you don’t have a team you can still participate. In this case you should NOT put any team next to your name and you will be allocated to one of the teams by the organizers.
  • Minimum number of players is 5 (including goal keeper), but it is highly recommended that each team has at least 2, 3 substitutions.
  • All teams should be present at the location at 13 AM sharp !
  • Detailed rules of the games and the schedule will be distributed when we gather at EOS Hallen !



Upcoming events

Free BBQ with LDK

Our friends at Lunds Doktorandkår, LDK, organizes a BBQ and we are invited! Eat, meet and socialize with PhD students from all of Lund University.

Please sign up at the latest the 18th at

WhenFriday, September 20th, 16:00
What: BBQ



Sångarstriden is an annual singing contest between the student sections of LTH.

It is a fierce battle in three disciplines: choir, drinking song and the free program. The free program is a 12-minute long musical or singing performance where anything can happen. Last year, Dokt’s critically acclaimed performance placed us second, will your contribution take us to the top?

We need volunteers for:

Choir: You have a nice singing voice. Perhaps you’re singing in a choir in your spare time?

Script: You dreamt about being a writer but took the safer career choice. You have dry humor, like puns and rhyme.

Scene: You’d play both Romeo and Juliet without breaking a sweat. And you’ll give the audience a performance they’ll never forget. Or you just like to be in the spot light.

Band: You play an instrument, anything: bass, cups or clarinet.

Props: You have stage fright, but know how to paint, build and sew. Together, we’ll put up a nice little show.

Contact Kerstin if you’re interested in doing anything of the above.

We start with a manuscript meeting Sept 19, 17:30. Location: MH:330, on the third floor of Mattehuset (the house with an “F” on it next to Matematikannexet).

Contact: Kerstin, dokt-ordf @

When: Sångarstriden is in mid-November (TBA), but we start preparing a little bit ahead of time.


Upcoming football tournament

In mid/end of October we will organize our traditional soccer tournament for the 3rd time already. More information will be posted in the next newsletter, but get started with your cardio training!

Sign up for our newsletter

The PhD student section sends out a newsletter every month about what happens on the section and TLTH. If you are a member you get the newsletter automatically, but you can also sign up by sending an e-mail to dokt-newsletter (at) .

UPDATE: Since 2014 the newsletter has been discontinued.

PLUME 2013 is cancelled!

We are sorry to announce that PLUME 2013 has been cancelled. The reason is that we have not been able to find enough mentors. Hopefully we can run PLUME next year instead, but for this we need your help! We need a few new PhD students who want to organize PLUME 2014. The workload is not great and the organizers from previous years can tell you how to do it. Moreover, you will be guaranteed to get a mentor yourself! If you are interested in this, or have any questions please contact us at dokt-plume (at)

Also note that the Life Science mentorship program, MentLife, will be held this year. We will start to take applications at the end of May.

Join our Mentorship Programmes!

Our much appeciated mentor program PLUME is now back for the fourth year! You find the application for PhD students here, and the application for mentors here. Have a look at the PLUME web page, to find out what the program comprises and why it is such a good idea to apply.

We are also co-organizing LifeSciMentNet, a new mentorship program for PhD students within the Life Sciences. The program will start later in the spring and it will be similar to PLUME but it will also be focused on getting to know and networking with Life Science companies. If this seems interesting to you, please sign up here to recieve more information about the programme and about how to apply for it.