UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG

Research Support

The Postgraduate Affairs Office is an initiative of the University Research Office to promote a public face for postgraduate studies at Wits. Its brief is to improve the overall quality of the postgraduate experience across all five faculties and for focused strategic thinking about the implementation of the 2020 vision to establish a research intensive University with 50% postgraduate students.

The Postgraduate Affairs Office’s role includes:

  • development of appropriate initiatives which will enhance the University’s strategic goals of increasing recruitment and success of postgraduate students; 
  • formulating policy on graduate studies;
  • implementing the Graduate Cross-Faculty Symposium;
  • designing and implementing generic courses and research workshops for graduate students;
  • promotion of a public face for postgraduate studies at Wits.

More than 40 research methodology and writing workshops are run in conjunction with the Humanities Graduate Centre, many of which are repeated each semester. The programme is adjusted according to an analysis of students’ evaluations, suggestions and attendance figures to meet student requests.

The  Wits Cross-Faculty Graduate Symposium aims to provide a forum for postgraduates to showcase their research and allow fellow students in other faculties to engage with research done in different disciplines. Cash prizes are awarded for outstanding research.

All information concerning postgraduate opportunities will be sent to a designated mailing list as well as to your Wits student email address. If you wish to use another email address please log into your Wits student address and forward your mails accordingly. We want you to get all the information that will enhance your postgraduate experience.

Director:  Professor Mary Scholes
Administrator:  Ms Hildegard Chapman, hildegard.chapman@wits.ac.za or phone 011 7171156

Research Support Workshops

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