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How peer support can help early-career academics build careers

Sophie Baker coordinates Australian National University’s early-career academic network (Nectar). She tells Anthea Lipsett how the network helps and differs from support available elsewhere.

The Network of Early Career Teachers, Academics and Researchers began life at the Australian National University in 2011, but it came about in a very different way to early-career academic support networks elsewhere.

Some of Nectar’s founding members originally got together at a career workshop for early-career academics, which helped them to see the need to extend such support services to more university staff, through a larger peer-support network.  

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