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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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Writing In good company

The very first Writing Marathon, or Writathon, was held on Friday, 24 May by the Centre for Postgraduate Studies in collaboration with the Rhodes University Library. Teams of postgraduate scholars came together, set loose and wrote for eight hours.

Academic reading and writing

Reading academic literature is a big part of postgraduate research, and the ability to review and report on pertinent literature is an important academic skill. But many postgraduate students struggle to make sense of the functions of the literature as it pertains to their research.

Using the Library for Research Purposes

The existence of vast amounts of information- a lot of it free- on the Internet might suggest that the library has outlived its usefulness. But has it? The Rhodes University librarians proved otherwise in a short "Using the Library for Research Purposes" workshop on Thursday 23rd May 2019

Applying for a grant or scholarship workshop

On Tuesday 21 May, postgraduate students eagerly walked into Eden Grove Red, where Prof Sioux McKenna was facilitating a workshop on how to apply for scholarships or grants.