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Arts supervisors ‘failing’ those in their care

Image: Becky Wetherington [CC BY 2.0], via Flickr


Doctoral and early-career researchers in the arts and humanities feel poorly supervised and are given little advice on career pathways, according to a survey.

The survey was carried out by Vitae, a charity supporting early career researchers, and the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England. The results were published on 20 July in a report called One Size Doesn’t Fit All.

Part-time or distance-learning students, mature learners, individuals with disabilities, those experiencing mental ill-health, and those with caring responsibilities find it particularly difficult to access appropriate training and support, survey respondents said.

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