Life for graduate students can be hard work and often isolating, and COVID-19 piled on the pressures. That's when having an academic leader and program dedicated to supporting them proved its worth.
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.
Completion rates for PhD courses are very low. Here are some things students, supervisors and universities can do to help support these students through to completion.
A new review of research training in Australia calls for transferable skills to be central to the training of PhD students.
Supervisors can significantly influence whether a PhD succeeds or fails. But their relationship style with PhD students can vary widely.