Minigolf with DION

Join for a minigolf tournament in company of DION!

Location: Trondheim camping – Olav Tryggvasons gate 5 (Folkets Hus)

Date: 06 December 18

Time: 18.00 – 21.00

Cost: Free

It’s again time to meet for some fun! If you’ve always wanted to show off your professional skills or prove everyone right on how bad your aim is, this is your chance! 🙂
We can meet at Trondheim camping to play and have some drinks together. The drinks are on you, but we will cover the minigolf costs.
The free entrance is limited to 15 people, and it’s first come, first served.
Sign up here. We look forward to seeing you!

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DION Newsletter November and December

Dear Colleague,

we are pleased to share our latest newsletter. We have many exciting events happening this month! Check out upcoming events and see the summary of the past events as well.

Highlights for November and December:

1. YogaDay with DION
Join us for a free yoga session courtesy of DION.
When: 24th of November, 12:30 – 14:00
Where: Sit Portalen, Sal 2,
2. Happy Hour and Shuffleboard with DION
When: Monday, 26th of November, 18:00 – 21:00
Where: Work-Work
3. Smart Cities: Supported by DION Grants
When: 10:00 – 17:00, 10th of December, 2018
Where: IT-bygget, sydfløy: F1, NTNU Gløshaugen

For more details and about how to subscribe check the attached newsletter:

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Please, help us to spread this info and share it with other temporary scientific employees you know!

Join social initiatives supported by DION Grants!

Dear fellow PhDs,

As the nights draw in, we must find some more creative ways of keeping ourselves sane and warding off the black dog of depression through the long winter months. Skiing is all very well, but what about something you can do indoors, staying warm whilst drinking coffee – and even better, meeting new friends? I think it is high time that PhDs from different faculties and departments got to meet each other and have some fun, and luckily Dion has agreed to support two new initiatives:

1.       Randomised Coffee Trials (RCTs): a regular opportunity to meet someone new from among NTNU’s PhD, postdoc and temporary researcher community over a cup of steaming coffee –with the first one paid for by DION! People need people, it’s as simple as that, and this is a social and professional ‘matchmaking’ service which was started by researchers in the UK ( and has since been responsible for facilitating exciting projects and enjoyable conversations, sparking new friendships, giving people a chance to share their experiences of researcher life – and much more. Every other week you are allocated a random name and email address from amongst the pool of people who sign up. You then have 2 weeks to get in touch with each other and arrange to have a coffee/tea/waffle/lunch at a mutually agreeable time and place. You will then be given another name – and so on and so on. Who knows what might happen? To join this exciting and oh-so-simple initiative and find out more about the people in your researcher community, all you have to do is leave your name, email address and department on the Google form.

You can use this event on Facebook as a platform for communicating with the organizer and with those who are interested.

2.       Singing is for Everyone: ever wanted to join a choir? Or test your vocal chords outside of the shower? Studies have shown that singing can relieve stress and anxiety and provide us with mood-boosting endorphins… and it’s also a great antidote to sitting in front of a computer or being trapped in a lab! Now there is an opportunity for you to feel good and get healthy indoors during the Norwegian winter by getting together with some like-minded people to sing for a couple of hours every week or two. No performances involved, and no talent or ability required – just bags of enthusiasm 🙂 If you are interested in joining this PhD ‘choir’ please register your interest on the form (name, email address, department and any previous singing experience /ability to read music. If you also have experience of helping to run a choir or are able to sight-read at the piano, we would love to hear from you!).

You can use this event on Facebook as a platform for communicating with the organizer and with those who are interested.


Contact person: Lucy Chamberlin,

Yoga with DION

Join us for a free yoga session courtesy of DION!

Location:  Sit Portalen, Sal 2
Time: 12:30 to 14:00
Date: 24 November 18
Cost: Free
Clothes: Loose fitting gym clothes.

Yoga is a great form of exercise, for anyone from the seriously muscle bound, to people who just want a bit of a stretch and relax.
Most importantly though, exercise is brilliant for one’s mental health, and yoga is popular, individual, and very ubiquitous.
If you would like to join, it’s free of charge, but you will need to sign up on the form.
Not a member of SIT? Don’t worry, so long as you sign up, you can come in for free. You just have to register at the front desk. Note: you will not be allowed to use the other gym facilities.
Space is limited to 30, and it’s first come, first served.
Afterwards, those who want can head to Solsiden for a coffee and a chat together.
We look forward to seeing you there!

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Happy Hour with DION 26.11

Join us for this social event after working hours 🙂

DION invites PhDs, Postdocs and other temporary scientific employees to join the Happy Hour with shuffleboard (sponsored by us) at Work-Work! Grab some food and drink or just enjoy the social atmosphere and a game of shuffle board. If you have not tried out shuffle board yet, this is the perfect opportunity to give it a try. It is super easy and reminds of a table version of curling – so give it a go and join us! We will reserve a shuffle board table for one hour from 18.30 – 19.30.

When: Monday, 26 November 2018, 18:00-21:00

Where: Work-Work (Munkegata 58, Trondheim)

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Hope to see you there!