Events at Graduate School
Development Practitioner Seminar (DPS) series
The DPS is a regular seminar hosted by three development studies programmes at Lund University during the spring semester. Development practitioners are invited to share their expertise and experiences with our motivated and ambitious students, who are the next generation of development practitioners. Invited students include Master's students of Development Studies, Global Studies and Social Studies of Gender (Graduate School), Master's students of International Development and Management (LUMID) as well as Bachelor's students in Development Studies (BIDS).
The seminars provide an opportunity for students to engage in conversation with an individual with a career in the development field. Key points of interest include how practitioners first entered into their current area of expertise, different aspects of career development and important skills that they have attained, as well as challenges they have met and how/ if these were overcome. As our students are looking ahead to take steps of their own on paths following their studies, invited guests shared experiences and ideas surrounding the field of development will provide an excellent starting point, also creating potentially inspirational and informative seminars.
Graduate School organizes a joint graduation ceremony for most programmes at the Faculty, usually during the second week of June. This is a time for celebrating the student's achievements of completing their degree with close family and friends.
Other Social Events
Graduate School also organizes an annual Autumn Potluck, Lucia Fika and a Spring Lunch with changing themes, and other activities where programme students can meet and get to know each other better.