A part of my role at Zomba Theological College is to mentor three doctoral students. These are my colleagues who have been selected to study at the University of Aberdeen. Those who have earned doctorates know how challenging it can be, even with the support of a residential community with quality academic resources like a library. These three students are attempting their doctorates without a community of other PhD’s around them and with inadequate academic resources. My role is to encourage them, to basically serve as their residential academic community. As well, through the PCC, I can help provide academic resources. The PCC pays for some internet access so that the students can get to the library resources in Aberdeen. As well, we purchase books targeted by the students and their supervisors as especially important for their topics. It may not seem like much but some encouragement and support are helping these three students to succeed.
Here is an article about their first visit to the University of Aberdeen.