The PhysHIP wellbeing group met to discuss two main pressing topics for this year, the Department's Christmas coffee details and the implementation plan of the Code of Conduct. We initiated the meeting with discussing shortly how to invite more members to the board. The final conclusion was that the chair would write an advertising email to the staff and also try to introduce the wellbeing board during our social events. Some of the details (date, time, budget, activities) of the Department's Christmas coffee event were discussed. At the end, we talked about what kind of things could be added to the implementation plan.
- Updating the document for implementation to code of conduct
- Website maintenance and updates
- Event planning
- Other matters
During this group meeting we discussed the sections and details of a document we are preparing which will be a practical implementation of the code of conduct. We considered additions and other sections. We also discussed about our wiki page and the necessary maintenance it requires. We already divided small tasks. We agreed that bigger updates will be made to the architecture of the wiki pages in spring. During that update we are considering on developing and including infographics. We also reflected on the Department of Physics and HIP Christmas coffee which we organised. Laura will share a short story about it on our events wiki page. We pre-agreed on our spring activities and events. Waldemar announced to the group of his intention to depart at the start of the year. We thanked him for his many years of service.
- Planning of the February event.
- Wellbeing survey – advertising and follow up event.
- Implementation to code of conduct – document’s final development.
- Other matters
We welcomed David to our group. We discussed the details and initiated the planning of our first event for the year 2023. The focus of this event will be to bring together the postdoctoral researchers and other early career scientists from our community and the Department Heads and Union representatives, to discuss the issues that affect the wellbeing of postdocs and discuss on actions already being taken or that need to be taken in the future to improve that. We discussed about the upcoming nationwide wellbeing survey for university employees that is going to take place this spring. We considered how to encourage our colleagues from the Department and HIP to participate and explain things that have improved and things that can still be improved. We also discussed about hosting the post survey event to convey the results to our colleagues and to initiate discussions upon these results.