Peer mentoring: A move towards addressing inequality between PhD students
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Mental Health
Careers
PhD students
Mentoring

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Fam, J., & Lee, J. C. (2019). Peer mentoring: A move towards addressing inequality between PhD students. Neuroanatomy and Behaviour, 1(1), e8. https://doi.org/10.35430/nab.2019.e8

Abstract

The number of students enrolling in postgraduate by research degrees has seen a large increase in recent years, a trend which is evident globally as well as within Australia. However, the rate at which PhD students are dropping out has also increased, indicating that students are not receiving adequate resources to support them throughout their candidature. We highlight that mentoring programs are effective in addressing inequality between PhD students, and describe a program that we have recently launched at UNSW Sydney.

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