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<p>Dan and James discuss the results of this year's Nature survey of PhD students. Despite a majority of students reporting general satisfaction with their decision to undertake a PhD, many described a sense of uncertainty, harassment in the lab, and gruelling work hours. </p> <p>Things they discuss...</p> <ul> <li>James <a href="https://twitter.com/deborahapthorp/status/1192343606985555968?s=20" rel="nofollow">met an Australian member of parliament</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/senseaboutsci/status/1195284321617293313?s=20" rel="nofollow">won a commendation</a> from Sense under Science</li> <li>The <a href="https://www.cbs.mpg.de/doing-good" rel="nofollow">Doing Good symposium</a> </li> <li>The <em>Nature</em> <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03459-7" rel="nofollow">PhD survey</a> </li> <li>Bloat in academia </li> <li>What people like the most about being a PhD student </li> <li>Are we just not hearing that much from people who are having a good time?</li> <li>Financial pressure in PhDs</li> <li>Harassment and discrimination in PhD programs</li> <li>Alternative academic careers</li> <li>James' cat whisker collection</li> <li>South Korean kids <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/02/south-korea-mulls-ending-arcane-age-system-to-match-rest-of-world" rel="nofollow">turn one when they’re born</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Other links</strong> - <a href="www.twitter.com/dsquintana" rel="nofollow">Dan on twitter</a> - <a href="www.twitter.com/jamesheathers" rel="nofollow">James on twitter</a> - <a href="www.twitter.com/hertzpodcast" rel="nofollow">Everything Hertz on twitter</a> - <a href="www.facebook.com/everythinghertzpodcast/" rel="nofollow">Everything Hertz on Facebook</a></p> <p>Music credits: <a href="freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/" rel="nofollow">Lee Rosevere</a></p> <hr> <p><a href="https://www.patreon.com/hertzpodcast" rel="nofollow">Support us on Patreon</a> and get bonus stuff!</p> <ul> <li>$1 a month or more: Monthly newsletter + Access to behind-the-scenes photos & video via the Patreon app + the the warm feeling you're supporting the show</li> <li>$5 a month or more: All the stuff you get in the one dollar tier PLUS a bonus mini episode every month (extras + the bits we couldn't include in our regular episodes)</li> </ul> <hr> <p><strong>Episode citation and permanent link</strong></p>
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