Academia is built on exploitation. We must break this vicious circle | Anonymous academic

What did I find when I joined a university? Poor mental health, huge workloads, ego-driven professors and rampant plagiarism

Not for the first time, I watched as one of our PhD students was loaded into an ambulance and taken to hospital. He had collapsed in one of the university research labs about 20 minutes earlier.

A few hours later we received word from the hospital that the student was now alert and all tests were normal. Just as I had seen previously, the student had fainted as a result of stress, anxiety and fatigue.

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