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ONLINE: PhD Breakaway [for mid-stream PhD students] Part Three


About this workshop

This is Part 3 of a 3-part online workshop series, designed to stimulate the development of a vibrant intellectual community of mid-stream PhD students across disciplinary and institutional lines at UCT and to provide information pertinent to PhD students in their second or third year of study.


The topics to be covered in this workshop are:

  • Managing yourself through emotional ups and downs on the PhD journey
  • Looking after your physical and mental health during the PhD journey (Student Wellness Services)
  • Research integrity and responsible conduct of research – a primer (plagiarism, authorship, data integrity)
  • Timeline of submitting the thesis (administrative processes)


We look forward to meeting many of you at the workshop and learning of your experiences as a postgraduate student at UCT. This will be very helpful in future planning as we continue to examine ways in which the University can enhance the quality of the doctoral experience and extent of the support for PhDs on our Campus.


What previous attendees have said about this workshop:

  • “I especially appreciate the focussed, concise format and the way these webinars swiftly get to the point of what is useful rather than wasting time in longer formats. Excellently structured with real insight into what is of genuine relevance to us as students.”
  • “Thank you for organizing this.”
  • “It was good -- relaxed and informative.”



Online via MS Teams*

*While this workshop is currently scheduled to take place on-line, we may change it to a face-to-face workshop as campus restrictions ease, venues become available, and further consideration is given to the pros and cons of online offerings.


What level of study is the workshop aimed at?

Postgraduate Diploma








Postdoctoral Fellow


Junior Research Fellow



Which faculty/faculties is the workshop aimed at?



Commerce (including GSB)








Health Sciences




MS Teams

  • It is recommended that you install the MS Teams software onto the device that you will be using to join the workshop, so that you have full functionality of the software features.
  • If you require any technical assistance with this task or require guidance in using the software, please contact the ICTS helpdesk at icts-helpdesk@uct.ac.za or on +27 21 650 4500.
  • When registering for this workshop, you will be prompted to input your UCT credentials, including UCT e-mail address, for security reasons.  A confirmation e-mail will then be sent to the UCT e-mail address with which you registered and will contain the MS Teams link to join the workshop on the day.
  • To join the online workshop on the day, log into MS Teams via the profile linked to the e-mail address with which you registered and not a personal or company profile, to avoid access issues.

Friday, August 19, 2022
11:00am - 1:00pm
Dr. Gudrun Oberprieler, Ms. Carol Sterling (Student Wellness Services) and Others
OPGS workshops

Registration is required. There are 88 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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