Savvy Researcher Series

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After another successful year of workshops and training sessions, the Savvy Researcher Series will make its 2015 debut on Thursday 5 March and run for the rest of the semester. If you are starting out your research, the Savvy Researcher Series is not to be missed. Covering various topics from reference managers to writing literature reviews, to name but a few, the Savvy Researcher Series is the first step on the road postgraduate success. See dates and topics below:

5 March 2015: Academic Writing Skills for Postgraduates

12 March 2015: An introduction to Refworks

19 March 2015: An introduction to Endnote

26 March 2015: What Google Scholar can do for you

9 April 2015: An introduction to Mendeley

23 April 2015: Where does insight come from (Fostering serendipity in research)

30 April 2015: What is a literature review?

7 May 2015: Funding for your Postgraduate studies 

14 May 2015: An introduction to Geographical Information Systems 

20 May 2015: Open Access and Open Scholarship

21 May 2015: Making sense of Digital Humanities 

For a detailed programme and bookings, click (more…)

libby Eaton

Writing Centre consultant Libby Eaton

Building on the success of last year’s alliance, this year will see the UCT Writing Centre return to the Research Commons to provide ongoing support to students within the library.  This will serve the need for further support for the postgraduate student body as well as forging the way for both the Research Commons and the Writing Centre to be a prominent partner for research at UCT.

Writing Centre consultant Libby Eaton will be availing herself to students in the Research Commons Seminar room weekly, on Tuesdays from 9:00 – 13:30. Struggling to write that proposal, reworking a chapter, need a fresh eye to peruse your writing, we can assist. See the brochure below for the online booking procedure.

Writing Centre Brochure