PhD Survey

The GSLS PhD council evaluates the PhD research environment and PhD programmes through an annual survey. Included topics are working conditions, supervision, social safety, mental health, teaching and education. The results are discussed within different layers of the organisation (PhD programmmes, the GSLS Board of Studies and Life Sciences deans) and used to improve the quality of the PhD journey and safe learning environment of PhD candidates.

Your opinion as a PhD candidate matters! It is important that you let us know how you think your PhD is going by participating in the survey. Past surveys have led to positive changes like implementing confidential PhD advisors and a PhD psychologist to improve social safety and mental health. They have also resulted in improvements in education, such as additional supervision training and the introduction of courses promoting diversity and inclusion, like the Active Bystander training. Moreover, your input will improve the PhD guidelines to help us better navigate our PhD.

The GSLS PhD Survey 2023 is open! You have until  June 30th to complete the survey. You can access the survey here or by copy-pasting the following URL into your browser:

Below you can find the reports of last surveys.