Not all PhD supervisors are natural mentors – some need training

“When I told my graduate supervisor that I wanted to join his lab, he blinked at me and said, ‘Do you think you can handle it?’ I was overwhelmed by self-consciousness as a wave of cold anxiety rushed through me. My inner voice screamed, ‘I thought I could, but maybe I can’t?’ Outwardly, all I could muster was a small, squeaky, ‘Yes, I think so’ …” (more)

[Guardian, 28 July]

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