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Postgraduate Research Unit

Information about the Postgraduate Research Unit

6th Annual UFS Research Week

Join us for our 6th Annual UFS Research Week for 29-30 July 2019.

PROGRAMME FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL UFS RESEARCH WEEK 2019

29 – 30 July 2019

Equitas Auditorium

 

Monday, 29 July 2019

09:00 – 09:30

Introduction and welcome

 

09:30 – 10:00

Research on the South Campus for Open Distance Learning

Dr Lynette Jacobs

10:00 – 11:00

Academic Writing: 20 Dos and Don’ts

Dr Emmie Smit

11:00 – 12:00

Choosing a research method

Prof Annette Wilkinson

12:00 – 13:00

Clarivate analytics research workshop

Ms Zanele Magoba

 

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

09:00 - 10:00

Funder requirements & Research Data Management Plans

Mrss Eleanor van der Westhuizen & Cornelle Scheltema-van Wyk

10:00 – 11:00

NRF funding for emerging researchers

Mr Malose Ledwaba

11:00 - 12:00

SciVal

Mrs Lucia Schoombee

12:00 – 13:00

Researcher identity

Mrss Carmen Nel, Cornelle Scheltema-van Wyk, Hesma van Tonder

 

 

During semester

 

Monday to Friday (except Wednesdays)

08:00-22:00

Wednesday

09:00-22:00

Saturday

09:00-13:00

April and September Holidays

 

Monday to Friday (except Wednesdays)

08:00-18:30

Wednesday

09:00-18:30

Saturday

09:00-13:00

July and December/January holidays

 

Monday to Friday (except Wednesdays)

08:00-16:30

Wednesday

09:00-16:30

Saturday

09:00-13:00

On Saturdays the Unit is closed from the second Saturday in December to the first Saturday in January, inclusive.

The Postgraduate Research Unit is located on level 6 in the UFS Sasol Library, creating an environment conducive to studying/research for postgraduate students. This section of the library is for the use of postgraduate students only.

Two dedicated Research Librarians are available to assist Masters and Doctoral students with literature searches.

Students who would like to use the library in person are more than welcome to make an appointment with Research Librarians for library orientation.

The Postgraduate Research Unit has30 computer workstation for use by students.

We have 69 workstations for laptops.  University wifi is available in the Unit.

6 Discussion rooms are available for short discussions.

Cold and hot water are available for use by students.

 

We offer the following training:

  • Effective database searching
  • Continuous information literacy
  • Journal impact factors and the H-index
  • Bibliography training

See our training schedule. To book a training session, contact our research librarians.

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