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CPGS Events

CPGS Overview

The Centre for Postgraduate Studies is here to support you! Let us know what we can do for you. Click the image above to  watch a short video on our activities

Academic Journal Article Writing

 This on-campus course takes you through all the stages to publication. Click image above to watch a short video

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Writing Circles

A safe and collegial space to develop your academic writing. Click the image above to watch a short video.

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Strengthening Postgraduate Supervision

Are you a PG supervisor or hope to become one? This nationally recognised course is for you. Read more here .

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Introduction to Nvivo

Learn how to use NVIVO for your own qualitative data analysis and build your marketable skill set while you’re at it!  Click the image above to watch a short video.

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Introduction to R Course

Learn how to use R for your own quantitative data analysis and build your marketable skill set while you’re at it! Click the image above to watch a short video.

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Plan To Publish

This entirely online course helps you to craft an article from your thesis. Click the image above to watch a short video.

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Introduction to IsiXhosa

You can join with absolutely no knowledge of the language and become part of the multilingual movement . Click the image above to watch a short video.


Enhancing Postgraduate Environments

This website is chock block full of great videos and powerpoint slides about every aspect of PG studies. Click the image above to visit the website


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Getting the most out of Microsoft Word

As university students, we do most of our work online. Our most common resources are the Microsoft Windows packages that come installed on all university computers: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Entering the Academic Conversation

In the Academic Writing Workshop, facilitated by Professor Sioux McKenna on 9 May, various writing techniques and tips were discussed – especially that writing is a practice – and so to become good at it, you need lots of practice!

Quantity with quality

Data in research is any information that has been collected, observed, generated or created to validate original research findings. It forms the building blocks from which researchers find answers.

Writing Circles: A liminal space for knowledge creation

Writing is often described as lonely; Writing Circles can provide a community in which a cohort of postgraduate scholars engage and connect with each other and grow as early stage researchers.