The year 2020 has not been an easy one. Many of us have struggled with data collection, uncertainty around extension of our contracts, and inadequate workspaces at home. Some of us could not return home to be with our families, and many have had to deal with loneliness and dispiritedness.
PNN recognizes this, and will continue to stand up for the rights of PhDs, such as better working conditions, and accessibility of necessary facilities. We will continue to monitor the impact of the corona crisis on PhD candidates and their PhD trajectories, and pay special attention to PhD’s mental health and wellbeing. We cannot do this without the invaluable help of our members and partner organisations.
We hope you will enjoy the Winter holidays despite the extraordinary circumstances, and wish you a happy, healthy new year!