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The Graduate Support Division takes pleasure in announcing the date of the 5th Wits Cross Faculty Graduate Symposium which will take place on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd August 2013.
We invite registered Masters and PhD students from all five Faculties to attend the Symposium, submit their research for presentation and compete for the substantial cash prizes available. Presentation can be in the form of an oral presentation or a poster. In addition, five students, one from each Faculty, will be selected to give an oral presentation to judges at a single plenary session, vying for a top prize. We also welcome volunteer session chairpersons and registration officials.
This first announcement is to alert you the graduate students to the forthcoming Symposium and give you ample time to complete that extra bit of work to allow you to submit an abstract. Remember, to participate your research need not be complete.
We also 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.
Further notices will follow with more information on abstract details, venues, prize monies, workshops and more. How to prepare an abstract, a poster and an oral presentation and chairperson duties will be made available online. Please look out for our 2nd Announcement for details.
We invite you to finish your research, submit your abstract, volunteer for duties and experience why “Wits has the Edge.”
Professor Mary Scholes
The Graduate Support Division is happy to announce that the online registration site is now up and running.
The Symposium welcomes Master’s and Doctoral students to:
Please read carefully before you register
Submission of Abstracts
The deadline for abstract submission is Friday 3 May 2013. The content of the abstract is strictly limited to 250 words.
There are two presentation formats
Cross-faculty oral presentations
Prizes are awarded in the following categories:
Cross-faculty oral presentations (top achiever form each Faculty oral presentation):
Oral presentations (Faculty specific):
Posters (Faculty specific):
It is important for the presenters to have a knowledgeable audience to see and hear their work. Staff members are encouraged to attend the oral presentations on 1 August and to examine the poster displays which will be judged on Friday 2 August.
Candidates will be asked in the registration form to volunteer as
Lectures and Workshops
How to Lunchtime Lectures
Professor Mary Scholes will present the following lunch time lectures that will help prepare participants.
Venue and time for all lectures: SHB 1 between 13.15 till 14.00
All the above lectures will be made available on the Symposium website.
Please also attend the workshop by Professor David Mycock on tips and formats for making a successful presentation at a Conference:
4th Floor Conference Room, Wartenweiler Library between 9.00 and 13.00
You are most welcome to contact us should you have any queries
Professor Mary Scholes
Graduate Support Division, Research Office
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Graduate Support Division
Tel: +27 11 7171156
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