We Need to Improve PhD Students’ Mental Wellbeing

86% of PhD students experience marked levels of anxiety during their PhD years.

- Postgraduate Research Experience Survey PRES

After graduation, I immediately started working for a big corporate. We were challenged daily to boost our productivity and to lure us away from the work mentality we had while studying at university. Sometimes I heard colleagues and friends around me talking about people they know who decided to do a PhD. I thought: “They are so lucky… They just extended their studying years and can still enjoy…