This fall PhD Night happened on 11th November 2021. The event provided a platform to PhD students to discuss research topics (either related to their PhD or personal interest) with other PhDs across programs in a group or one to one discussion. Inspired by events like ‘speed friending’ or ‘speed dating’, our intention was to introduce candidates to what might become their future co-author or simply a good colleague!
The evening began at the conference hall at P52 where individual booths were set up for the participants to host a more intimate chat with those interested in their projects and ideas. PhD candidates from a wide variety of programs and fields participated and one of the benefits this provided was that candidates who might ordinarily not come in contact with each other had the opportunity to foster new friendships and professional relationships. After a long pandemic period, we received feedback that this was very welcome and the discussions were engaged and refreshing!
After the networking at the conference hall, we headed over to Deilig Fyrhuset for pizza and refreshments. The atmosphere remained enthusiastic and it was lovely to see our fellow PhD students finally able to relax in a social setting and forge new relationships. Our thanks go to Deilig for creating a warm environment for this to occur and to all of the participants who attended and made this event so special!