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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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Research done the right way

The issue of ethics is increasingly foregrounded in research design. The extent to which this demonstrates a deepening concern with ethical processes or whether it reflects the increased bureaucracy in a risk-averse era can be debated. Either way, students need to understand what is expected of them before they can get the ethical clearance required for data collection.

Starting the postgraduate journey with a map

The Centre for Postgraduate Studies (CPGS) officially opened the year’s programme by hosting a welcome event for all postgraduate students.

You’ve got to have a plan!

On Thursday 7th March a large group of postgraduates congregated in Barratt 2 to plan their studies and figure out how to get the most from their postgraduate journey.

CPGS Welcoming Function

On Thursday 28 February, the Centre for Postgraduate Studies (CPGS) officially kicked of the year’s programme with the welcome event for all postgraduate students.