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PhD student counselling

The PhD student counsellor is a service provided to both the PhD student and the supervisors at the Graduate School of Health. The service covers PhD students who experience unsolved problems related to their PhD studies and supervisors who wish to discuss a dilemma or a specific case regarding their supervision.

The PhD student counsellor, professor emerita Ebba Nexø, is an experienced researcher with long lasting supervisor experience. She can offer you a meeting in order to discuss and possibly find a solution to your problems.

All discussions are confidential, and you are guaranteed anonymity.

Especially for PhD students

You are advised to contact Ebba Nexo if you experience:

  • A problem related to your PhD study that remains unsolved after discussions with your supervisor and/or the PhD partner at the Graduate School of Health.
  • A problem related to your PhD study where you want to reach out for a discussion with a “third party”.

How to arrange for a meeting with the PhD student counsellor

Ship a mail to Ebba Nexo: enexo@clin.au.dk. She will then get in touch with you to set up a meeting.

What PhD student counselling cannot do

The PhD student counsellor primarily focuses on process-related topics and is not an alternative to academic supervision. 

The student counsellor does not deal with administrative issues such as enrolment, financing, PhD plans, submission of dissertations, PhD courses etc.
Instead you should contact the PhD administration.

Offensive behaviour

AU does not accept offensive behavior, and we advise you to seek help and support if you experience or witness inappropriate or abusive behaviour. Below you find some links where you can find further information.

If you experience inappropriate or abusive behavior, you are of course also welcome to contact the PhD administration.