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POSTGRADUATE CENTRE WORKSHOPS: 5-8 February 2018

VENUE: UNIVERSITY OF ZIMBABWE: HUMANITIES LECTURE THEATRE 200

Target group: Prospective and registered postgraduate (MA/MED/MPhil/MSc/DPhil) students, supervisors and examiners

Registration Fee: US$60 (For non-UZ participants)

UZ Accommodation (including bed, breakfast, lunch, supper): $25 per day

How to register: Registration Forms are available at the UZ Postgraduate Centre, Number 42 Mt Pleasant Drive, Mt Pleasant, Harare. Alternatively, Click here to download the forms.

Date

Topic

Remarks

 

5 February 2018

Getting Started

The course will provide tips and guidelines on how to get started on your postgraduate studies.

The objective is to create an awareness with regards to application and registration procedures; fees structure; structure of a research proposal; identifying a research area/topic; formulating a research title; research proposal writing; identifying a potential supervisor.

 

5-6 February 2018

 

Research Methodology

The course focuses on understanding the key components and issues around research methodology.

The objective is to create an awareness and appreciation of research paradigms/ approaches, i.e. qualitative, quantitative and mixed research; research designs; sampling techniques; piloting; ethical considerations in research; data collection methods; data management, i.e. sorting, organising and coding of data; data presentation, analysis, interpretation and discussion.

7 February 2018

Academic Writing for Postgraduate Students and Supervisors

The course focuses on understanding the key components and dictates of academic writing.

This course covers key concepts in academic writing, namely, construction of logical arguments; proofreading; editing; paragraphing; basic rhetorical modes (narration, description, exposition); the writing process; punctuation; stylistics; coherence; academic vocabulary; hedging; academic conventions.

The objective is to equip participants with critical skills for quality academic writing.

8 February 2018

Online Reference Management for Postgraduate Students and Supervisors

The course will cover key considerations regarding online referencing which include citations and referencing styles; electronic reference management and practical sessions.

The course aims to enhance participants’ knowledge of online reference management skills and techniques.

The Postgraduate Centre will host workshops in February 2018 as follows:

i. Seminar series for DPhil students (Humanities cluster): 1-2 February 2018
ii. Seminar series for DPhil students (Sciences cluster): 1-2 February 2018
iii. Postgraduate Centre Workshops: 5-8 February 2018

The venues are as follows:

i. Humanities Lecture Theatre 200 (HLT 200) and Humanities Lecture Theatre 300 (HLT 300) for the seminar series (i and ii, above).
ii. Humanities Lecture Theatre 200 (HLT 200) for the Postgraduate Centre Workshops for the period 5-7 February 2018 and the Main Library for 8 February 2018.

The workshops are scheduled to start at 0830 hours.

 

Contact Details

Telephones:           

Direct Lines:  +263 4 334054/55

Cell:             +263 784 310 096

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                                     

NB: REGISTRATION FEES SHOULD BE DEPOSITED INTO THE UZ CBZ ACCOUNT 01120770100042 NKWAME NKRUMAH BRANCH

 

Please email your completed registration form and proof of payment to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or hand-deliver to No 42 Mt Pleasant Drive, Mount Pleasant, Harare.

FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE POSTGRADUATE CENTRE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE ABOVE CONTACT DETAILS.

 

 

Director

Professor Zifikile Makwavarara
Founding Director of the Postgraduate Centre (1/8/2012)
PhD-1999 (UCT); Master of Arts (UZ-1987)); GradCE (UZ-1979); BA (UZ-1977)
Areas of Specialisation: African Poetry, Literature and Gender, Comparative African and Diasporan Literature, Cultural Studies

Senior Assistant Registrar

Mr Herbert Ndoma
BSc Hons POS (UZ-1989), MPA (UZ-2006)

Information and Office Manager

Mrs Margaret Katsamba

Location and Contact Details

The Postgraduate Centre is situated at Number 42 Mount Pleasant Drive, directly opposite the Main Campus.

 

APPLICATIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION

Applications can be submitted at any time of the year.

Interested applicants are required to submit an abridged research proposal together with their application forms. Contact the relevant Department or the Postgraduate Centre for more information. 

Contact Details:          Postgraduate Centre
                                    University of Zimbabwe
                                    No. 42 Mount Pleasant Drive
                                    Mount Pleasant
                                    Harare
                                    Zimbabwe                                           

 

Telephone   :   04 303211 Ext 18018 

                        Direct Lines:   04 334054/5 

Email           :   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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