With the annual UCT Libraries Research Week at hand, the library is gearing up for the influx of postgraduate researchers from across the university. On Monday 13 April, Emerald publishing will kick off Research Week with an author workshop. The workshop will introduce researchers to a series of academic guidelines touching on research methodologies, stylistic resources and criteria required by international journals for publishing.



Date:               Monday, April 13, 2015

Time:               9:00am – 3:00pm

Location:         Health Sciences Campus, PG Seminar Room 2, Barnard Fuller

Campus:          Health Sciences Campus

Categories:      Postgraduate event

To book your seat for the workshop, click here



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.

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