A course to support PhD students, group 2


The course aim to strengthen and support PhD-students to lead themselves and to manage high performance demands and stress. Furthermore, the course aim to provide PhD-students with productivity and stress management tools and provide opportunities for exchange with other PhD-students. The course has a promoting perspective focusing on personal development.

The course will be conducted via Zoom during the fall semester of 2021.


Being a PhD-student can be exciting and complicated at the same time, with unique challenges relating to the role as a PhD student: Some PhD-students work alone on their dissertation with their supervisor as the only support, while others work in research groups with common goals. It is characteristic for most people that life as a PhD-student is often perceived as pressing with high demands on achievement.

Stockholm University has therefore developed two courses for PhD-students.

This course concern the challenges and the high performance demands that PhD-students may experience and provide PhD-students with hands-on tools to deal with the challenges that they may encounter in their doctoral studies. More precisely, during this course, you will get access to academic productivity tools and preventative stress management tools to help you finish on time and feel well during your studies.

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Content group two
(PhD-students who have reached halfway and/or are towards the end of their studies)
  • To plan time effectively, from vague visions to concrete goals, and follow up on sub-goals
  • Academic productivity tools: 80/20; end-product focus; unit-method
  • Academic writing and feedback
  • Knowledge and advice about stress and stress management
  • Supervision and change of supervisor
  • The available support from the library during the PhD studies
  • To be an employee and simultaneously a student
  • Equal conditions during the PhD studies
  • Create networks to support each other




September 169.00-12.00Jörgen Pellbäck, Feelgood
September 289.00-12.00Linde Lindkvist, Finish on Time
October 139.00-12.00Jörgen Pellbäck, Feelgood
October 269.00-12.00Linde Lindkvist, Finish on Time
November 813.00-16.00Jörgen Pellbäck, Feelgood
November 119.00-12.00Parasto Rosencrantz, HR-departement
November 1613.00-15.00Maria Weurlander, Department of Education Lind
November 239.00-12.00Cilla Öhnfeldt; Emil Erixon; Inga Nyman Ambrosiani; Lovisa Cottrell, Stockholm University Library
November 309.00-12.00Linde Lindkvist, Finish on Time
December 89.00-12.00Jörgen Pellbäck, Feelgood
December 149.00-12.00Linde Lindkvist, Finish on Time


Group two: PhD-students who have reached halfway and/or are towards the end of their doctoral studies.

In the selection of participants, we strive for a group with equal gender distribution and area of study.  

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Other information
There are limited number of seats and a waiting list. When you sign up for this course you sign up for the whole course. Participation at all 11 times above is expected. In the selection of participants, we strive for a group with equal gender distribution and area of study.  


The course is free of charge

Number of seats 
There is a total of 30 places

Program manager: 
Karin Steffensen, Human Resources Office karin.steffensen@su.s 
Program administrator: 
Anna Wase, Human Resources Office, anna.wase@su.se