If we get rid of 'PhD student' titles, should we scrap others too?
Should we stop using the title of PhD student? This was a blog topic covered recently. The blog raised some good points, but the take home message was that many 'PhD students' don't fit the traditional student mould. Some are older, some are already employed and completing PhDs part-time. It was also pointed out that PhD students fulfill roles in departments that are above the status quo for a typical student role. Does this matter? Likely not. These days, there are large num