Do’s and don’ts for empowering the next generation of academics

In my previous post on this blog, I described how the PhD experience provides an early warning for life in academia these days. Based on my experience, here I address some do’s and don’ts for preparing doctoral researchers who want to pursue an academic career for an unjust and hostile world without putting them down,... Continue Reading →


Do ask and do tell: Should universities be asking PhD students to give more feedback?

The dire situation of mental health in the academy has been discussed extensively and studies show that PhD students are faring particularly poorly – in a paper published in Research Policy, Katia Levecque et al. argue that: ‘one in two PhD students experiences psychological distress’ whilst ‘one in three is at risk of a common... Continue Reading →

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