This essey presents results of short survey. It presents situation of PhD of pedagogy at the time of applying for the possibility or function of the assistant promoter. Survey is aftermath of discussion about situation of PhD, that take place during meetings of team of self-study and self-help team of PhD holders the auspices of the Committee od Pedagogical Sciensec at PAN whose leader is prof. Maria Dudzikowa. Survey is about expieriences of PhD about: 1) applying for being assistant promoter, 2) co-working with promoter and PhD student during this function and 3) recomendation of any needed changes to the provision of assistant promoters. key words: univerisity, assistant promoter, mist-student relationship, 3) recomendation of any needed changes to the provision of assistant promoters.