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ONLINE & INTERACTIVE: Jump starting your thesis proposal


For this interactive session you will do your thesis writing/reading in real time, during the session, and engage with the facilitator and participants about what you write, using questions and answers with the facilitator, and by posting thesis text in the Zoom chat.


Whether you are starting out, have not written a word yet, or need to check out how your written proposal measures up -- Masters and Phd students at any stage of their proposal writing are welcome to join this online workshop. If you are at the beginning of the process and need help - please join us, you will benefit from this workshop. Everyone is welcome.


We start with writing your proposal using your faculty or department’s proposal template.

This cross disciplinary workshop is open to all disciplines. The workshop time is devoted to your starting to writing your formal Masters/PhD proposal in real time. By the end of the workshop, you will have developed your argument/hypothesis and assumptions, (written up in the presence of a facilitator who can assist you with your questions about structure) and filled in as many sections as is possible in three hours. Please note that ethics sections are discussed but are not for completion in this workshop.

Useful things to have with you for this workshop, where possible:

  • A faculty or departmental proposal template. (a Humanities Faculty proposal template will be provided electronically in the chat of the Zoom workshop).
  • Your supervisor approved topic;
  • argument statements or hypotheses, and
  • a list of any literature titles you have researched, if you have done some kind of literature search.


How to book your seat 

Click on the 'Begin Registration' tab below and complete the sections.


Closer to the time, registered participants will be sent a link to the online workshop via e-mail. Please be sure to check your e-mail address with which you registered to receive these details, along with other important information.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bastienne Klein (academic mentor)
OPGS workshops

Registration is required. There are 17 seats available.

Event Organizer

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Amanda Bessick



Room 2.04  Level 2 Otto Beit Building

University Avenue, Upper Campus

University of Cape Town

Rondebosch 7700


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