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Briefing Report 454 HEPI - PhD Life - The UK student experience

The report by PhD candidate Bethan Cornell uses previously unpublished survey data from Nature and the Wellcome Trust to uncover the reality of life as a PhD student in the UK. It raises a number of areas of concern and makes recommendations. The Wellcome Trust surveyed 7,646 researchers in September 2019. The Nature surveyed 6,320 PhD students worldwide in June last year. The report combines the responses of UK-based students from both surveys.

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