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ONLINE: Postgraduate Supervision Training for Postdoctoral Fellows (Part One)

 

About this workshop

Most Postdoctoral Fellows find themselves involved in both co-supervision and supervision of postgraduate students, ranging from Honours, to Master’s and Doctoral students.  By virtue of their focus on research and possible further pathway in an academic career, this is a natural and expected part of a Postdoc’s development.

 

This three-part online workshop series offers UCT Postdocs an opportunity to engage in understanding postgraduate student needs and good supervision practises within the UCT system (which is not unlike most other university systems).  Presenters drawn from within UCT will interact with Postdocs in a diverse and informative programme.

 

The topics to be covered in Part 1 are:

  • The scope of postgrad degrees (Honours, Master’s, PhD)
  • Roles and responsibilities of supervisor and student
  • Good vs poor supervision characteristics

 

What previous attendees have said about this workshop:

  • “Just the right level of to the point sharing of content and engagement from participants. Spot on!”
  • “It will help me reflect on my supervision journey and identify areas where I am lacking and need to improve on.”
  • “I'm supervising a Master's student and co-supervising a PhD student now, so I can immediately apply all of I've learned here. So useful.”

 

Format

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

No

Honours

No

Masters

No

PhD

No

Postdoctoral Fellow

Yes

Junior Research Fellow

No

 

Which faculty/faculties is the workshop aimed at?

Humanities

Yes

Commerce (including GSB)

Yes

Law

Yes

EBE

Yes

Science

Yes

Health Sciences

Yes

 

Requirements

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.

Date:
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Time:
11:00am - 1:00pm
Presenter:
Prof. Peter Meissner & Dr. Gudrun Oberprieler
Categories:
OPGS workshops

Registration is required. There are 89 seats available.

Event Organizer

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Amanda Bessick

 

Contact:

Room 2.04  Level 2 Otto Beit Building

University Avenue, Upper Campus

University of Cape Town

Rondebosch 7700

 

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Social media:

@UCTpostgrads

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