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springerFollowing the recent events at UCT, a decision has been made to cancel the Springer Author Workshop (Publishing Scientific Research) that was scheduled to take place on Monday 2 November 2015. We would like to extend our apologies to all registered participants for any inconvenience that this may cause.

springerOn Monday 2 November 2015, Springer will be hosting an Author Workshop at UCT Libraries entitled: Publishing Scientific Research. This workshop is specifically aimed at, but not limited to, academic staff, researchers and postgraduate students in the Physics and Astronomy departments interested in publishing.

The workshop will be lead by Dr Elisabeth Mol and Dr Aldo Rampioni, who will be sharing their vast experience in publishing at Springer. (more…)

The Library hereby invites full time Masters and PhD students with a strong interest in research to apply for Student Assistant positions in the Research Commons. Successful candidates will be required to provide fellow students with general research support, assist with IT trouble shooting, assist with bibliographic inquiries and other assistance. See the advert below:

Student Assistant advert

BookshelfGrowing the Next Generation of Researchers: A Handbook for Emerging Researchers and Their Mentors
Lyn Holness

This book arises out of the work of the Emerging Researcher Programme at UCT and follows on an earlier publication. Designed as a tool for emerging researchers and their mentors, it provides strategies for research growth in areas such as understanding the relationship between teaching and research; obtaining higher degrees; producing peer-reviewed research output; generating and managing research funding; effective research planning; engaging in interdisciplinary research; and postgraduate supervision.

rr2014Research 2014-2015 is now available online. Read about research highlights from the year including radio telescopes and gamma rays, fighting TB, reviving extinct languages, genetic diversity in baboons, culture and the constitution in SA, and the plant that is rarer than rhino but just as prized by poachers.

Research Report 2014 – 2015

PhD Breakaway

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While the year is drawing towards a close, the journey of many a PhD student is just starting to gain momentum as they get accustomed to the way of research. Thursday 3 September saw the commencement of the annual PhD Breakaway, a collaborative program of workshops, seminars and panel discussions aimed at breaching the loneliness of the PhD journey through fostering a sense of community. Amina Adam (Research Commons Librarian) and Theresa Schoeman (Marketing Librarian) from UCT libraries were also in attendance advocating the many services that UCT libraries has to offer to postgraduate students.

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Emerald Workshop Reminder

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emerald_460_0Emerald’s Author Workshop will be taking place today,  11 August at 15:00 in The Ulwazi Training Room in the Chancellor Oppenheimer library. Topics to be covered include:

 

  • How to get started
  • How to target your work more effectively
  • The essentials of a research paper
  • What editors and reviewers actually look for
  • How to peer-review your own work
  • The secrets of revision

IBM SPSS free introductory workshop

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downloadDo you work with statistics  or have to analyse data on a regular basis? If so, then this free introductory SPSS workshop is for you. SPSS is a powerful data analysis package offered by UCT to all students and staff, that also offers data management and data documentation.

The course will take place on Friday, 31 July 2015

Time: 09:00 – 16:00

Venue: Wolfson lab 1, level 7, Health Sciences Library, Medical Campus

Course: 3358 (on ICTS training calendar)

Book your seat today by going to the ICTS website training course booking form or by emailing ICTS on icts-training@uct.ac.za

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Emerald: Guide to getting published

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UCT Libraries will be hosting an Author Workshop by Emerald Group Publishing who will be sharing downloadtheir guide to getting published with students and faculty at UCT. The workshop will provide participants with information on:

  • How to get started
  • How to target your work more effectively
  • The essentials of a research paper
  • What editors and reviewers actually look for
  • How to peer-review your own work
  • The secrets of revision

 

When: 11 August 2015

Where: Ulwazi Training Room, level 4, Chancellor Oppenheimer Library

Book your seat

 

libby EatonWith the semester back into full swing, the Writing Centre will once again take up their postgraduate consulting in the Research Commons on Tuesday 21 July 2015 and continue for the rest of the semester. 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. See their brochure below for the online booking procedure.

Writing Centre Brochure