DIGS-BB Student Representatives
The DIGS-BB student representatives act on behalf of the PhD students as a direct link between the program administration and the students to improve working and studying conditions within the PhD program. They are members in relevant PhD program boards and are also in charge of organizing some of the PhD student-driven activities. DIGS-BB student representatives are elected by the PhD students twice a year.
The current DIGS-BB student representatives are:
TUD Medical Campus, Schmidt Group
Aiyan on being a DIGS-BB StudRep
As a second-year PhD candidate, I am quite impressed with what our student representatives have done, and they make so many both scientific and fun activities available for us even during the COVID epidemic period. Thus I would love to get more involved in those activities and arrangements together with others to provide more peer support for our predocs. All prospective PhD students are also warmly welcome to drop me an email with any questions.
TUD CRTD, Fuchs Group
Kavitha on being a DIGS-BB StudRep
I am grateful to be able to represent the students of the DIGS-BB community, communicate their views and help them stay aware of their student rights. This is a wonderful opportunity for me to interact and learn from people in our international student community. I also hope to be a part of a team where we can organise group activities for the students in a safe manner during the ongoing pandemic.
Rodrigo Ramos Acevedo
TUD CRTD, Karl Group
TUD CRTD, Calegari Group
Sonali on being a DIGS-BB StudRep
A major reason that motivated me to want to be a Student Representative is that I would really like to be a part of a team that focuses on the well being of the student community, both personally and career-wise. I believe there is always a need of such a committee, especially in academia. I am also motivated to challenge and push myself to face new tasks and learn important skills.
TUD Medical Campus, Morawietz Group
Leyre on being a DIGS-BB StudRep
I feel very grateful for being able to continue the great job of the previous StudReps. I believe being a student representative is the perfect opportunity for me to expand horizons, meet people and learn new skills in order to organize activities that allows us to grow both as scientists and as people. I am excited to try to make the PhD a less stressful and more easy going and fun experience for all of us.