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I found my PhD journey extremely stressful and mentally exhausting

By Lynette Pretorius and Luke Macaulay

The secret lives of doctoral students and how academics can help Every year, thousands of students enrol into doctoral programs across Australia and around the world. New PhD students enter an environment characterised by the persistent pursuit for knowledge – there is always something more to learn. They also hear advice about academia from all

People call me “bogan”: how to mend the country-city divide in higher education

By Natalie Downes, Samantha McMahon, Kristy O’Neill, Philip Roberts

Rural and regional students want to go to university – but they don’t, at least not in the same proportion as their urban counterparts. Education needs to be accessible to everyone regardless of where they live to ensure that diverse perspectives are valued in society. We aren’t suggesting that university is for everyone or that

Six factors that impact student mental health

By Wendy Larcombe

For one in three university students in our study, their experiences are negative. This appears to contribute to a spiral of stress, disengagement and mental health difficulties.