Postgraduate Skills


Visit our new Postgraduate Skills Development webpage on the Division for Research Development's website, click here!


New:  Download the Postgraduate Office's 2017 Postgraduate Studies Guide for postgraduate students booklet here!

The Postgraduate Skills Development Programme (situated within the Postgraduate Office) offers a range of workshops that help postgraduate students at Stellenbosch University (SU) hone their research and thesis writing skills – mostly free of charge. The aim of our programme is to help students take responsibility for finishing their degrees on time by equipping them with some tools, skills and strategies to assist them in this endeavour. This website contains our full range of workshops, essential resources, opportunities, as well as a central calendar.

In addition, we have loaded a number of resources on the Postgraduate Skills Development SUNLearn platform. The on-line modules on this platform were developed with those students in mind who cannot attend the on-campus workshops.

Our monthly Postgraduate Times newsletter informs postgraduate students about skills development events and opportunities tailored specifically for postgraduate students' needs. Remember to sign up!

Our informal postgraduate student Pop Up cafés add a sense of community to the postgraduate experience and our Shut Up & Write lunch hour sessions are for students and staff who are looking for a quiet communal space to write up their research.

Follow PGO news on Twitter: @PGSkillsStell and on Facebook.     

Note: The Postgraduate & International Office (PGIO) has been reorganised.  A Postgraduate Office (PGO) has been established and incorporated into the Division for Research Development (DRD). International activities are mostly conducted under the division Stellenbosch University International (SUI) now. Contact people have remained largely unchanged. Website changes are being implemented incrementally.

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