Showcasing Graduate Research at Wits

Thursday 29 and Friday 30 October 2015

The Postgraduate Affairs Office takes pleasure in inviting postgraduate students to the 7th Wits Cross- Faculty Graduate Symposium which will take place on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 October 2015.

We invite registered Masters and PhD students from all five Faculties to attend the Symposium, submit their research for presentation and compete for the cash prizes available. Presentation can be in the form of an oral presentation or a poster. In addition, the top oral presentations and poster displays from each Faculty will be selected to give a presentation to judges in a single plenary session, vying for a top prize.

We welcome and encourage postgraduate students to volunteer as session chairpersons and registration officials. The purpose of the symposium is to give students and their supervisors the opportunity to engage in a high-level intellectual activity on the Wits Campus. This is the only time that postgraduate students will have to engage with colleagues across the five Faculties. To get the full benefit from the symposium you will need to attend as many oral and posters presentations as possible. Learning to ask questions as an audience member is a critical skill for successful intellectual engagement.

Abstract submissions close on 14 August

Remember, to participate, your research need not be complete.

We welcome the academic community at large to register to attend and support their students.

There is no cost involved in presenting or registering for the Symposium.

We invite you to present  your research, prepare an abstract, volunteer for duties or visit as a member of the audience and experience why “Wits has the Edge.”

Please see detailed information below

Professor Mary Scholes

Ms Hildegard Chapman □ Tel +27 11 7171156 □ Email       


The Symposium welcomes Master’s and Doctoral students to:

  • present their research
  • be rewarded for excellence
  • be stimulated by the range of postgraduate research at Wits
  • meet students in other disciplines
  • explore research synergies across disciplines
  • hone their presentation skills
  • acquaint themselves with conference procedures
  • the students should have the support of their supervisors

Please read carefully before you register


  • All Wits registered Master’s and PhD postgraduates may submit current or completed research towards their higher degree for consideration.
  • Due to space and time constraints we may not select all abstracts for the preferred presentation.

Submission of Abstractsdeadline Friday 14 August

Complete your online registration form in the drop down menu on the Symposium web page

Abstracts must be supplied together with  your online registration AND

Abstracts must be emailed as an attachment to - to facilitate the programme entries.