Welcome to introductory course for new PhD students at the Doctoral School of the Humanities


Being a PhD student – motivation, coping strategies and organisational set-up

The purpose of this course is to give PhD students further insight into being a PhD student in general and specifically at the Doctoral School of Humanities and to share experiences on motivation, coping strategies and the general ups and downs of PhD studies. Participants will be given an introduction to the organizational set-up, daily work and development goals of the Doctoral School of Humanities, before the course moves into a presentation and discussion on motivation, coping strategies and getting the best out of being a PhD student. The course is mainly aimed at recently enrolled PhD students (within the last year) but all PhDs are welcome


  • Presentation on the Doctoral School of Humanities: organisational set-up and daily work, by Anette Therkelsen, Head of Doctoral School
  • Presentation on the work and action plan of the PhD study board, by Lars Birch Andreasen, Head of Study Board
  • Presentation on being a PhD student, including studying abroad, and being a study board member, by Bjarke Zinck Winther, PhD student
  • Motivation and coping strategies for PhDs, by Charlotte Wegener, Associate Professor
  • Sharing experiences and discussing how challenges may be solved

Organizer: Doctoral School of the Humanities

Lecturers: Anette Therkelsen, Lars Birch Andreasen, Charlotte Wegener and Bjarke Zinck Winther


Time: 13 December 2019 at 9-12

Place: Kroghstræde 3, room 2.126

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Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 6 December 2019