The PhD Soundboard is a council of active members of the PhD Network, having regular meetings (usually via Skype) to discuss ideas to be developed, the following steps, to approve what other groups want to accomplish and to support the PhD Representative. To be part of the Soundboard PhD students have to become a member of the PhD Network. This membership is automatically granted when participating at the IMISCOE Annual Conference with the PhD discount.
The Working Group "PhD Workshop" is responsible for the organisation of the IMISCOE PhD Workshop that takes place in the morning of the first day of the annual IMISCOE Conference. It brainstorms the topics of the workshops, sets up the schedule, organises the potential speakers and, in the final phase before the conference, coordinates with the conference organisers for the logistics.
Insights - PhD Blog Team (https://imiscoephdblog.wordpress.com/)
The IMISCOE PhD blog forms a platform to share insights from the field of migration research, and is completely run and written by PhD students from our network. The content varies from interviews with scholars, reports on the latest conferences and meetings and theoretical contributions from our members.
Nexus - Networking inside IMISCOE
Nexus is trying to bridge different groups of PhD Students across IMISCOE Institutes. We would like that the strength of the networks at the PhD level could contribute to create new research projects, strengthen collaborations, and build better support for our career. We created a database of the existing PhD Groups of IMISCOE Institutes and we plan to organize an inter-generational workshop to join PhD students with experienced researchers.
Most of us are or will be engaged in teaching activities and have little opportunity to reflect on this part of our academic lives - especially in an interdisciplinary international context. Not only among PhDs, but more generally, international networks and conferences pay little or no attention to teaching. Therefore, we like to give attention to teaching about migration and integration issues. In this Working Group we'd like to exchange, learn, inspire and motivate each other to do better teaching in the future.
We are looking for new people who would like to take over our activities and have new ideas how to stimulate international learning on teaching about migration and integration issues. Therefore, during the PhD assembly, we will ask who wants to join this initiative. We can give your our thoughts and what we did in the past, but you're free to develop new initiatives for the future!