The enthusiasm of French postdocs to return home is often unmatched by the country's apparent lack of keenness to have them back.
For now you can choose to follow either training system
provided you choose a country that offers it.
"When I was doing my biology degree, [I was doing it because] it was my favourite subject," says Jenny Dimond. "It never occurred to me [this type of job] existed."
"Postgraduate students used to be invisible in all sorts of ways," said Dame Janet Ritterman, Chair of the Arts and Humanities Research Board Postgraduate Committee.
"I did a lot of unpaid work; I invested in my career, and now I am seeing that it was very useful." --Monica Dias
All higher education institutions now have a disability service.
"Find something you believe in and talk about it with passion," says Vallance. But "also disbelieve it enough to challenge it," because that is what you will face from everybody else.
It may not be a pure coincidence that the two most women-friendly departments in the study were led by young heads who were themselves half of a dual-career couple with children.
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