Founded in 1995, HumDok is an independent association for PhD students at the Faculty of Arts, Umeå University. We promote interest in questions concerning doctoral students, represent PhD-students at decision-making bodies within the faculty, and keep an eye on working conditions for doctoral students.
The aim of HumDok's activities is also to support and organize open intellectual and cultural activities and strengthen cross-disciplinary ties between PhD-students. We make sure that important faculty-level information gets across to the PhD-student community, and serve as a link between post graduate students and the larger student union at the university. All PhD-students at the Faculty of Arts are welcome to apply for a position on HumDok's board, which is elected once a year.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
The members of the Humdok board are the people to turn to regarding issues that you don't want to (or can't) take up with your supervisor(s) or the head of your department. We can also be of assistance if you feel like your closest bosses aren't giving you any help, or don't take your problems seriously.
If you need assistance, Humdok can hopefully point you in the right direction or take your concerns further "up" the university hierarchy, since we have representatives at most of the Faculty's boards and councils.
Humdok is also involved in arranging different kinds of social/academic activities, so if you have an idea about something you want to do, we might be able to help you see it through!