Information for new PhD Students

If you are a new PhD Student at GSI there are a couple of things you should do regarding * PhD Students at GSI* in general.
  1. You should subscribe to the phd-all mailinglist. You can do so on the GSI listserv. The mailinglist has a volume of on average 1 mail per day. It is your only chance to get official announcments from GSI (as in: "Tomorrow there will be no electricity in building X" or "The owner of the car DA-XY 123 has 30 minutes to remove it before it gets towed".) On top of that you get PhD-related announcements regarding life and working conditions in the lab.
  2. You should be aware who your current PhD-Representative is (2014 it's Pradeep Ghosh). If you have trouble with the graduate school (being at GSI you will probably be enrolled / soon be enrolled in HGS-HIRE), your scholarship or the like you can ask him for mediation. If you encounter problems that you think come from a general problem with GSI or the graduate school or their rules he would also the person to ask for help in changing these rules.
  3. If you want to contribute to PhD-students social life, organize events like a PhD Barbequeue or help improve scholarship conditions, there is a lose group of people working as a docteam at GSI. They will be willing to help you, and they meet roughly every few months. You can reach them and join them by contacting You can find a short (sometimes outdated) text about them here. They are called Helmholtz Juniors after the central student representation HelmholtzJuniors in the Helmholtz society.
  4. If you have any questions about student life at GSI, you can also contact
-- PaulG - 11 Mar 2014
Topic revision: r1 - 2014-03-11, PaulG
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