College of Graduate Studies

Nurtured to lead

Nozibele Nomdebevana, the Corpus Project Leader and CGS champion for transformation, says that for women, whose actions are grounded in healthy fundamental communal values, leading with ubuntu comes naturally.
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Maintaining balance during Covid-19

For Tonny Matjila, a Unisa PhD candidate and a member of staff at the College of Graduate Studies, time management is key in finding balance between work, studies, family responsibilities and the many challenges posed by the pandemic. Read more

Integrating the ℯ into ODL

"An open, distance and e-learning environment is a place to dismantle the educational system," says Dr Cecilia Temilola Olugbara, a postdoctoral fellow in the UNESCO Chair of ODL at Unisa. Read more

Rattling the innovative space in ODeL

Professors Moeketsi Letseka, Mpine Makoe and Sindile Ngubane-Mokiwa have set up a doctoral consortium that aims to create a cohort of specialists that will boost and advance the whole agenda of Unisa being a leading open, distance and e-learning institution. Read more

Facebooking ✔ Teaming ✔ Degrees of change for Unisa postgrad support

With the national lockdown and restriction levels in place, the College of Graduate Studies has shifted to using online platforms to facilitate research training workshops for Unisa’s honours, master’s and doctoral students. Read more

Academic freedom is sacrosanct. But so is ethical responsibility

The active and uninhibited dissemination of knowledge is vital for the advancement of knowledge. Yet all within the academy need to know that academic freedom is not being invoked to protect those who engage in unethical conduct, says Prof Jimi Adesina, incumbent of the South African Research Chair in Social Policy, Unisa. Read more

Making a difference in spite of Covid-19

Unisa's Ethiopian Regional Learning Centre continues to ensure that students are provided with services by using all means at its disposal to overcome the challenges posed by the international health crisis. Read more

Online modules set to shape futures of postgrads

The Covid-19 pandemic has necessitated the need for an aggressive overhaul of M&D research support and a non-negotiable emphasis on the development of innovative virtual teaching options that follow the physical distance restrictions that now exist, says Unisa's Prof Lindiwe Zungu. Read more

Sustainable continuity of learning beyond Covid-19

Unisa's Prof Mpine Makoe said at the third virtual Alliance for African Partnership Public Dialogue webinar that the institution's delivery mode ensures that education continues even during lockdown. Read more

Unisa students get a major boost on data and connectivity

30GB per month for two months from mid-May to mid-July 2020 is up for grabs in a ground-breaking partnership between the university and MTN. Read more