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Postgraduate Orientation Programme 2017

Date Released: Mon, 13 March 2017 09:13 +0200

All postgraduate students and supervisors are invited to attend the following workshops, seminars and events. Come along and get to know your fellow Postgraduate Scholars.Please follow the link to book your place for those sessions where RSVP is required.

5pm – 7pm Thursday 9 Mar

Eden Grove Lecture Theatre - Red

Welcome to your Postgraduate Studies

VC, DVCs, and Deans welcome students. Snacks will be served Please RSVP for catering purposes using this link: https://goo.gl/forms/36xfG2M0M2a8QFpu1

4pm – 6pm Tuesday 14 Mar

4pm – 6pm Tuesday 14 Mar

Planning your studies

What is the difference between an Honours, a Masters and a PhD? How long do they take? How am I meant to spend my time?

4pm – 6pm Tuesday 28 Mar

Eden Grove Lecture Theatre - Red

From Timbuktu to Transdisciplinarity

What is the nature of truth in my studies? Where do disciplines come from? Why do the Humanities and Natural Sciences seem so different from each other?

4pm – 6pm Tuesday 4 Apr

Eden Grove Lecture Theatre - Red

Ethics Principles in Practice

What key principles guide our approach to undertaking ethical research? How do these principles translate into research design and ethical research practices?

3:30pm – 5pm Tuesday 11 Apr

Xtrata Training Room, 2nd Floor, Library

Using the Library for PG research

My Library Record; Online Renewals; Off Campus Access; Inter Library Loans; Searching all resources; Searching Research Databases; RefWorks, Zotero & Menderley; Open Access publishing. Booking for this session is limited. Please follow this link to book: https://goo.gl/forms/x5ARPi3pM8xH2PDZ2

4pm – 6pm Tuesday 25 Apr

Eden Grove Lecture Theatre - Red

Intro to Working with Qualitative Data

Making sense of words and pictures, selecting analytical frames, addressing issues of quality

4pm – 6pm Tuesday 9 May

Eden Grove Lecture Theatre - Red

Intro to Working with Quantitative Data

Introduction to data coding, how to read coefficients from papers, using different data collection and analysis techniques, using different software

9am – 3pm Lunch provided Tuesday 16 May

Venue to be announced

Academic Writing – All Day workshop

Getting started, finding your own voice, disciplinary writing norms, referencing, editing. Hands-on workshop. Please RSVP for catering purposes using this link: https://goo.gl/forms/rQ1GxuGFDH8LBgwf1

9am – 3pm Lunch provided Saturday 20 May

Barrat Lecture Theatre 1

Academic Writing – All Day workshop (Repeat)

Getting started, finding your own voice, disciplinary writing norms, referencing, editing. Hands-on workshop. Please RSVP for catering purposes using this link:: https://goo.gl/forms/rQ1GxuGFDH8LBgwf1

4pm – 6pm Tuesday 23 May

Eden Grove Lecture Theatre - Red

Managing your supervisor

How to get the most from your relationship, expectations and roles, learning agreements and MOUs

4pm – 6pm Tuesday 30 May

Eden Grove Lecture Theatre - Red

What supervisors wish you knew

Experienced supervisors share their stories

4pm – 6pm Tuesday 30 May

Eden Grove Lecture Theatre - Red

Using the Library for PG research Part 2

Advanced search techniques on Scopus, Sabinet etc; Keeping up with research, creating search alerts; Citation and journal analysis; Rhodes Digital Commons; Academic networking, and more. Booking for this session is limited. Please follow this link to book: https://goo.gl/forms/Tc9K33rPeFlf72VG3

4pm – 6pm Tuesday 13 June

Eden Grove Lecture Theatre - Red

Drafting Ethics Protocols / Applications

Common expectations and interpretations

4pm – 6pm Tuesday 20 June

Eden Grove Lecture Theatre - Red

Planning Semester Two

With the first half of the year gone, it is time to plot out your tasks and deadlines for Semester 2. We’ll help you to do that.

 These sessions are open to all postgraduate scholars and their supervisors. All queries to cpgs@ru.ac.za

Download PDF Version below:

Postgraduate Orientation 2017 (PDF)

Source:CPGS