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University leaders call for action to tackle poor mental health

Failure to protect the mental health of postgraduate researchers could hinder the long-term productivity of universities as well as that of individual researchers, a conference has heard.

The University of Sussex’s provost Saul Becker said that the sector had let down postgraduate researchers for many years. 

“We cannot continue to do that because of the personal cost it has on researchers themselves—but also because of the cost it has to the sector and to our shared future,” he told the first international conference on the mental health and wellbeing of postgraduate researchers held in Brighton on 16 May.

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