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Postgraduate Supervision Course

The Centre for Postgraduate Studies, in collaboration with the Centre for Higher Education, Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL), and the DHET offer a short course on Postgraduate Supervision to all staff and doctoral students at Rhodes University (our aim is to run two courses per annum).

This 30 credit course is part of a national project to develop postgraduate supervision capacity and has been developed by CHERTL at Rhodes University in conjunction with academics from University of Fort Hare, University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University, University of Venda, Vrije Universiteit, and Erasmus University. You can find out more about the course here: www.postgraduatesupervision.com

The course is offered over three months in three phases. The next course dates are:

Phase 1 is 3 full days of face-to-face session: 19-21 August 2015
Phase 2 is offered flexibly online with a short task per week
Phase 3 is 3 full days of face-to-face sessions: 7-9 October 2015

Assessment is by reflective essay and the course, which has now been offered over 25 times at universities across South Africa, and in Namibia and the Netherlands, is
accredited through Rhodes University. The certificate reflects the multi-institutional collaboration.

One of the outcomes of a PhD, according to the Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework, is the ability to supervise postgraduate study. For this reason, this course is open not only to Rhodes University staff but also to our PhD students. The course is available free of charge to all Rhodes staff and registered PhD students. Participation is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The course is offered twice annually.

Please email cpgs@ru.ac.za to book a place on this course. Those who were placed on the waiting list for the last course will be offered 'first places'. Those who apply after the course is full will be placed on a waiting list for the next course.

Dates for the 2016 courses will be placed on the website in September 2015.

Last Modified: Sun, 05 Jul 2015 19:23:56 SAST