For scientific staff

There are several ways for scientific staff to contribute to the Research Honours Programme:

  1. Supervision
  2. Workshops
  3. Summer school
  4. Peer feedback facilitation
  5. Suggestions for self-study reading materials

Supervision

All members of scientific staff are encouraged to supervise student research projects.

All students in the Research Honours Programme do a research project of his/her own choice under supervision. As supervisor you will be able to work with talented student researchers within a formal framework, for example as preparation for a PhD project.

  • The project is 20 ECTS (500 hours) and students work on the project in their free time. Delays to the students’ study programme is not permitted.
  • A project has two supervisors – a main supervisor from Health and a co-supervisor from another department or from another faculty/university.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to arrange for supervision of his/her project.
  • The coordination committee approves the project plan before the project can commence.
  • The project is concluded by the end of the fourth semester (regardless of study programme) with a publication, manuscript, poster, PhD application, or similar scientific product.

Contact the Graduate School of Health at graduateschoolhealth@au.dk if you would like to supervise a student research project and is not already in contact with a student. Your name and research field will be given to students after admission. 

Workshops

The coordination committee invites all interested members of scientific staff to propose workshops.

During the first semester, students participate in four workshops, all with a cross-disciplinary aim. As responsible for a workshop you will get the opportunity to try a new teaching format. Both course leader and teachers will get the opportunity to work with some of the most dedicated students at Health.

  • Workshops are held in October, November, December, and January.
  • Each workshop corresponds to 1 ECTS (25 hours including homework).
  • Workshops are organised by at least two members of scientific staff with different backgrounds.
  • Workshops must engage the students and bring them together on a health science related case that requires input and participation from different disciplines.
  • Classes must be held outside normal study hours (after 16.00).
  • Teaching and teaching materials can be in Danish, English or a combination.
  • A workshop is remunerated to the department in the same way as a ‘dry’ PhD course.

Proposals for workshops can be sent to graduateschoolhealth@au.dk using the form "Proposal for workshops" in the right sidebar.  

Summer school

The coordination committee invites all interested members of scientific staff to propose summer schools.

A summer school is held in July/August as a weeklong intensive training course. As responsible for a summer school you will get the opportunity to work with dedicated students from Denmark and abroad. You will also get the opportunity to try out a new teaching format.

  • A summer school is five full days of training in July/August.
  • A summer school corresponds to 2.5 ECTS (62.5 hours including homework).
  • The topic must be of relevance to a cross-disciplinary student group.
  • Teaching and teaching materials must be in English.
  • A summer school is remunerated to the department in the same way as a ‘dry’ PhD course.
  • The summer school is open for admission of students from other programmes and from abroad to support the students’ networking and feedback skills.

Proposals for summer schools can be sent to graduateschoolhealth@au.dk using the form "Proposal for summer school" in the right sidebar.

Peer feedback facilitation

All members of scientific staff are encouraged to sign up as peer feedback facilitator.

As part of the honours programme the students participate in three peer feedback sessions facilitated by the same facilitator. The students present their project to each other – in English – and train feedback and knowledge dissemination through a facilitated discussion of their progress and challenges. The facilitator is free to organise the sessions within this general framework together with the students.

The sessions are each 0.5 ECTS (12.5 hours including homework) and are held on weeknights outside normal study hours. As preparation for the role as facilitator, support from CESU might be available.

If you are interested, please contact graduateschoolhealth@au.dk.

Suggestions for self-study reading materials

Students in the honours programme will be given a ‘hand book’ in transferable career competencies. It will contain articles etc. within topics such as: responsible research conduct, project management, cultural understanding, statistics, dissemination, grant applications, career planning, etc.

Tips for articles, websites, etc. are very welcome. Please send your tip to graduateschoolhealth@au.dk.