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Peer mentoring: A move towards addressing inequality between PhD students

Published on Jul 2, 2019
· DOI :10.35430/nab.2019.e8
Justine Fam4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UNSW: University of New South Wales),
Jessica C. Lee4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UNSW: University of New South Wales)
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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