Navigating research Writing (NRW) is a short course aimed at prospective students who've been out of academia for a while, or who are starting out on their postgraduate research journey and who want to re-orientate themselves to what it will take to do a postgraduate degree.
Write Science is an opportunity to engage in different forms of scientific writing beyond the thesis. The core focus of Write Science will include writing for journal publication, peer review and communicating to a public audience.
Surfacing Possibilities offers a case study of an effective education development initiative at a South African university. It focuses on the challenges faced by first generation undergraduate students who come from a diversity of linguistic, social and cultural backgrounds and have often experienced disadvantage. There is a focus on harnessing student agency and not working with a deficit model.
A revised learning guide with tips for new students was launched at UCT recently.
The third edition of Studying at University: A guide for first-year students, is geared towards humanities students, but is a valuable resource to arm freshers with general skills required to cope with their studies and academic assignments.