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The African Institute for Atlas (AIA) aims to support and focus on the developing context of African academics and researchers. The AIA is a collaborative project with ATLAS.ti in Berlin.
The staff of the SU Careers Office aim to:
Their Recruitment and Career Development Programme runs annually from the end of July until end of September. During this programme, companies conduct employment interviews with students. The aim of the programme is to expose students to the most recent information of the world of work, as well as to develop career development skills.
Students from all year levels get the opportunity to investigate career opportunities and explore the career world. Final year students are also equipped with job-hunting skills.
The aim of the Central Analytical Facilities (CAF) is to ensure optimal utilisation of expensive multi-user research equipment in the service of the research community of Stellenbosch University, and the South African research and development sector in general.
To this end, CAF consists of operational units built around logical clusters of equipment and managed by a Staff Scientist, who provides advice to potential users on relevant analytical and sample preparation techniques, performs analyses for clients, trains users to perform their own analyses and ensures good maintenance, calibration and performance of the equipment.
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The Centre for Student Counselling and Development offers a wide range of academic, interpersonal, therapeutic and career support to SU students.
This web-based e-Survey service (SUrveys) is available to support postgraduate students of the Stellenbosch University using online surveys for their academic research.
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Innovus is the university industry interaction and innovation company of Stellenbosch University. It is responsible for technology transfer, entrepreneurial support and development, and innovation at the university. They manage the commercialisation of the University’s innovation and intellectual property portfolio through patenting, licensing and the formation of spin-out companies. Innovus is also responsible for all intellectual property and commercialisation aspects in research agreements.
Through their LaunchLab business incubator, they offer various services and opportunities for entrepreneurs.
The University’s Short Courses and Copyright division also falls under Innovus.
View their website profiles of their impressive portfolio of patents, tools and advice for inventors wishing to commercialise their ideas, and investors who want to help turn great ideas into reality.
The Writing Lab at the Language Centre assists Stellenbosch University students and staff with developing their writing skills through one-to-one consultations, writing support groups, and accredited writing skills workshops.
The consultations are free of charge to all Stellenbosch University students and staff. During the consultation you can discuss any writing issues with a trained writing consultant to learn how to develop various writing skills to write any document more effectively.To book a consultation, please contact Anne-Mari Lackay at email@example.com / 021 808 2989 or Vinelene Hartley at 021 808 2161 or click here for more details. Alternatively you can book an appointment with a consultant through their online facility - KENAKO.
Writing Support Group
The Writing Lab can also assist you in setting up a postgraduate writing support group in your department. A writing support group is a group of people supporting each other through their writing process by giving and receiving advice, feedback and information. To find out more about the workshops and how to form a group, please contact Alison Bucholz from the PG Skills team at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sharifa Daniels from the Language Centre at email@example.com, for more information / to arrange an orientation session for your group.
Shut Up and Write Sessions
The Language Centre's workshops focus on the types of writing skills postgraduate students are required to have to write up their thesis or dissertation. Please click here to view their workshops or contact Selene Delport at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information (costs involved).
Read more about the extensive library services and research related skills training that Stellenbosch University offers.
Would you like to be part of a postgraduate writing support group? Find three to five other people studying in your field who are interested in submitting a well-rounded thesis and we will arrange for a start-up session with a specialist from the Stellenbosch University Writing Laboratory, to help you establish a successful writing support group.
The aim of a writing group is to ensure that you progress towards completing your degree through regular writing, and to develop your academic thinking and writing skills through the feedback offered by the group. Students that belong to a writing group are also typically more motivated when writing up their theses, as they are less isolated and have regular contact with other students that are in the same position.
Contact and Booking Details
Contact Alison Bucholz from the PG Skills team at email@example.com or Sharifa Daniels from the Language Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information and to arrange an orientation session for your group.
Alternatively, come and join our regular Shut Up and Write sessions!
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Should you be interested in being part of a general postgraduate support group, fill in this form and we will respond accordingly.
The University's Centre for Statistical Consultation (CSC) offers statistical support at any time in your research process, not just when it is time to analyse your data. You can make an appointment with a qualified statistician who will ensure that your research design delivers the data you need to meet your research objective and that your data capturing procedures collect data that is easy to analyse, thus saving you hours of unnecessary work.
Depending on your needs, the statistician can help you:
*Note: the Centre for Statistical Consultations does not offer actual data capturing services, but will only help you to set up data capturing procedures.
**Please remember that it is the researcher's responsibility to interpret the data and write up the findings; the statistician's guidance is limited to helping you understand the meaning of statistical terms.
Free for most Postgraduate Stellenbosch University students. Most of the faculties at Stellenbosch University carry the cost of their postgraduate students' consultations with the Centre. Speak to your supervisor or to the Postgraduate Co-ordinator at your faculty to find out whether your faculty has such an agreement with the CSC.
The USB-ED offers online and face-to-face short courses (costs involved) designed for the Higher Education community including academics, postgraduate students and researchers.
The University of Stellenbosch Business School Executive Development (USB-ED)’s range of academic self-paced* online programmes offer a convenient way for students, early-career researchers, academics, teaching staff and university leadership to succeed in their research, studies and leadership and management practices.
Similarly, the full-time face-to-face Doctoral Research Training Programme will equip doctoral candidates with high-level research and advanced research competencies in order to follow through with their PhD studies.
*Individuals may choose when to commence a course online. Similarly the pace of the course is also self-determined within the prescribed time.
Research Skills Master Programme
Statistical Methods for Research
Programme in Teaching Online
Programme in University Leadership and Management
Doctoral Research Training Programme