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Non-academic mentors, especially those familiar with the culture of academia, can offer empathy, validation and healthy perspectives. (Brooke Cagle/Unsplash)

PhD students can benefit from non-academic mentors’ outside perspectives

The realities of the job market mean most PhD students no longer work alongside people whose professional paths they will follow. Universities must do more to support non-academic mentorships.
Canadian universities need to reform the culture of the humanities so that careers outside the university are seen as just as valuable as tenure-track jobs. (Annie Spratt/Unsplash)

Humanities PhD grads working in non-academic jobs could shake up university culture

With the support of universities, PhD graduates working beyond the academy could bring their knowhow into PhD seminars or classrooms to help current students expand their career horizons.
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.

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