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Embarking on the path to a PhD is a scary business. Shutterstock

Want to do your PhD in Africa? Here’s what you need to know

Many people are left floundering when they try to get working on their PhDs. In Africa, this is often because the skills they need haven't been developed earlier in their academic careers.
Moroccan teacher Moulay Ismael Lamrani with his class. Research suggests that an induction year is extremely valuable for teachers just entering the profession. Youssef Boudlal/Reuters

How an induction year can make all the difference to novice teachers

The first year at work is the toughest for novice teachers. Induction, guided by more experienced teachers, has proved an effective solution all over the world.
Producing brilliant graduates is one thing – developing and nurturing those who want to remain in academia is quite another. Jason Reed/Reuters

Universities must rethink how they retain and nurture young academics

Universities in South Africa have tried to "grow their own timber" in a bid to diversify staff bodies. These programs haven't been wildly successful. Why, and what can be done differently?
Role models and mentors can help one learn throughout one’s career. SHUTTERSTOCK

Mentoring the next generation of scientists in Africa

Africa is a developing continent but there's ample opportunity for careers in science that can contribute to science advancement as well as uplifting the socio-economic status of the continent.
Learning a musical instrument begins with the act of making music with our bodies. AAP/Yonhap

It takes more than singing to strike a chord in music education

Yesterday, Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne and Arts Minister George Brandis announced A$594,000 in funding for a new national music teachers mentorship program. The details have sent music…

Social networks make us smarter

Why do some societies succeed while others disappear? Research from the University of British Columbia suggests that the…
Human resource managers will often shy away from hiring overqualified employees, but research shows that they can be an asset. Shutterstock

Survive or thrive? Overqualified a matter of management

Overqualified workers are often seen as the pariah of human resources but these employees can be a constructive or a destructive influence on your business, depending on the way they are managed. In my…

Mentoring increases productivity

Orientation and mentoring programs help incoming employees adjust to their new workplace quicker, according to researchers…

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