Being a doctoral student
Have you thought about what it is like to be a doctoral student? Here you will find interviews and podcast episodes with some of our doctoral students.
This is a collection of interviews with some of our PhD students at Halmstad University. You can access the interviews by clicking on each link.
“Keep your cup filled with coffee and your laptop battery charged”
Luís Irgang Dos Santos is doing his PhD studies in Innovation Sciences. He is from Brazil, and chose Sweden because he likes the way professors and scientists are respected by the Swedish society.
“You have to like a sedentary profession and have some grit”
Charlotta Winkler is an industrial PhD student in Innovation Sciences. She thinks that it is very rewarding and would recommend doing a PhD to anyone who wants to broaden their horisons.
“Dare to be a difficult student when you don’t understand”
Cecilia Garell is doing her doctoral studies in Health and Lifestyle at Halmstad University and thinks that part of the allure is that no day is the same.
“It is important to celebrate your successes”
Charlotte Sylwander is an industrial PhD student in Health and Lifestyle. She finds it rewarding as it broadens her frame of reference and understanding of research in general.
“Being a PhD student is not about knowing everything, but about being open to learning more about this exciting world of research, developing one’s analytical and reflective skills and a humility facing the fact that it is impossible to know everything. It is a learning journey that goes up and down and never ends.”
Charlotte Sylwander, PhD Student
The PhD Student Podcast
What exactly is research and why is it so complicated? How does one become a researcher and who can become one? The PhD Student Podcast is created by three PhD students in health and lifestyle who answer these questions and more. Follow them in their life as doctoral students with ups and downs. They also try to break down existing notions about who or what a PhD student/researcher should be like.
The PhD Student Podcast at Spotify External link, opens in new window.