The value of a PhD

There are an increasing number of people graduating with a PhD and an increasing lack of available academic and research positions. Despite this daunting prospect, we are lucky that students remain keen to embark on this journey.

Perhaps these students believe that by the time they graduate things will be different, perhaps they truly believe that they will be the one in ten that gets the academic job. I have been thinking about this quite a bit and wanted to reflect on my own experience and the value that a PhD can bring. More