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Contributions to Postgraduate Provision

Contributions to Postgraduate Provision

Given the University's commitment to increase the number of students with postgraduate qualifications and to provide support to address their needs, CHED aims to:

We are currently contributing in the following areas:

1. Support for PhDs at critical junctures in the journey

Doctoral Retreat
Every year CHED invites PhD students registered in their second year of the degree, to a residential doctoral retreat. The aim of the retreat is to stimulate the development of a vibrant intellectual community of postgraduate students across disciplinary and institutional lines at UCT. The retreat is held in September. Applications should be submitted to Kathy Erasmus during October.

Starting the PhD Journey
An all day workshop held in March/April hosted by the Centre for Higher Education Development for students in the first year of doctoral studies. The emphasis is on introducing students to the resources on offer at UCT, and providing a forum for students to share experiences and build relationships for the PhD experience ahead.

Enquiries: Kathy Erasmus

Time to submit: Workshop for students close to submission
The workshop is intended to support students in the final stages of dissertation writing and submission, as well as to raise awareness of decisions and opportunities beyond completion of the PhD. The workshop will include topics such as: writing the dissertation abstract, where arguments are sharply pulled together for an outside readership; an A-Z of submission checklist; publishing after the PhD - book, articles, or both; updating your curriculum vitae; postdoctoral appointments and other opportunities

Enquiries: Kathy Erasmus

2. Writing support for students

Enquiries: Lucia Thesen

3. Careers Service

The Careers Service (CS) offers postgraduate students access to career resources and individual advice sessions, and connects them to a range of career opportunities. These services are available throughout the year.

4.The Vula collaboration and learning environment

Vula is used extensively by postgraduate students to:

Vula is also extensively used by teaching departments and faculties to facilitate communication and collaboration amongst their students. In taught postgraduate modules, Vula is widely used to enable the delivery of course readers and handouts.

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Contact us

Tel: 021 650 3478

Dates for 2012 to be advised

Career Conversations
Dates for 2012 to be advised

Starting the PhD Journey
Dates for 2013 to be advised

PHD Retreat
18 and 19 September 2013