This article tackles the importance of building a doctoral community through modern means of communication and sharing information to create a collaborative environment where doctoral candidates feel supported and connected. For Sophie Leclère, universities should recognise and support the efforts of those who engage in knowledge-sharing, by providing resources, encouraging content creation and listening to the needs of doctoral candidates.
Against the backdrop of ongoing debates in Portugal, this article explores the seeming contradiction between proposed changes in doctoral supervision and doctoral candidates' impressions of them, implying alignment with a more ‘traditional’ understanding of supervision.
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