Coronavirus live news: South Africa asks to return 1m vaccine doses; UK may offer excess shots elsewhere

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UK to consider offering excess vaccine doses to other countries; AstraZeneca vaccine approved by Australia’s drug regulator; South Africa asks Serum Institute of India to take back 1m vaccine doses

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The mental health of postgraduate students is starting to receive the attention it needs. While undergraduate wellbeing is often in the limelight, postgrads are six times more likely to experience depression and anxiety than the general population, according to global research into 2,279 mostly PhD candidates. But universities are ramping up support that can make students more resilient, while mental wellbeing is also associated with superior productivity.

Coronavirus has been the catalyst. More than 50% of students think their mental health has suffered since the pandemic struck, according to a survey from the National Union of Students. The switch to remote teaching has made many experience anxiety and depression. Research students face some unique challenges, given that a PhD has always been a potentially isolating experience that relies on a good relationship with a research supervisor.

Related: Mental health: more support needed for postgraduate students

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