How to get a private life and a PhD

Last changed: 01 September 2023

During the SLU Landscape day in April 2022, the PhD forum held a discussion around how to manage a private life and a PhD.

The PhD Forum facilitated a work-life balance discussion which was attended by a few PhD students who shared some prepared vignettes about current struggles, and overall experiences, strategies and struggles with balancing your personal life with the gigantic endeavour that a PhD project is.

The seminar was especially attended by interested BA and MA students who were curious to hear what pursuing a PhD degree in landscape research might entail. Seated under a warm sun in the courtyard in Alnarpsgården we had convivial discussions and space for reflection both for current and potential future PhD students.


SLU Landscape
SLU Landscape operates as a cross-institutional network for collaboration and joint profiling of work done in the landscape subject area at SLU. It is one of the largest environments for research and teaching in landscape architecture in Europe.