UCT Libraries, in collaboration with the Research Office, eResearch Centre and the Office for Postgraduate Studies, will be hosting its second annual Research Week from the 13th to the 17th of April 2015 in the Library Learning Lounge, located within the new Snape Building on Upper Campus.

We invite all emerging researchers and postgraduate students to attend this special event. The aim of the Research Week programme is to provide a platform for emerging researchers and postgraduate students to develop research skills and broaden their knowledge of research processes at UCT and in the wider academic community.

Spread over four days, the programme includes author workshops, an introduction to eResearch, ethics and ethics processes, research support services, and an afternoon showcasing postgraduate research at UCT. In an effort to recognise the research excellence of undergraduate students, a session in the programme is dedicated to showcasing completed undergraduate research and highlight support for such research. The event will be concluded with an Engagement Evening led by special guest, Professor Tim Noakes.

Click here to view the programme and book your seat.

Hosted annually by UCT libraries, the Savvy Researcher is a collective series of seminars and workshops aimed at postgraduate students. The series targets all aspects of the postgraduate experience, covering numerous topics that feed into the research cycle.

All the Savvy series workshop presentations are put onto the UCT Libraries Libguides. If you would like to get hold of the presentation of any recently attended workshop, a workshop that you have missed, or perhaps a talk on a topic covered in previous years, click here

Starting the PhD Journey

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009UCT Libraries was well represented at this year’s PhD journey workshop with the Postgraduate Research Commons team in attendance. Hosted annually by the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED), the workshop aims to introduce first year PhD students to various resources available at UCT, as well as to provide a platform for students to build supportive relationships with peers. This year also saw the assembly of the Careers Service, ICTS, The Writing Centre, Doctoral Degrees Board, International Academic Programs Office (IAPO), Postgraduate Centre and Funding Office and Postgraduate Literacies.





Due to the high interest in last week’s Academic Writing Skills Savvy workshop, a repeat session has been scheduled. The session will take place in Ulwazi Training Room in the Knowledge Commons – Chancellor Oppenheimer/Main Library – Upper Campus, on Friday, March 13, from 15h00-16h30.

To book for this workshop, click here.