Western Cape

Postgraduate Support

The Research Writing Service supports postgraduate students to become proficient in developing advanced reading strategies and by coaching them in all stages of their writing:

  • honours students: research reports
  • master?s students: proposals and dissertations
  • doctoral students: theses, abstracts, conference presentations and papers, and articles for academic journals.

Consultation Services

  • One-to-one consultations
  • Group consultations
  • Electronic consultations

Academic Development workshops

  • Generic reading and writing workshops
  • Scientific Writing workshops
  • Proposal Writing workshops
  • Thesis writing workshops
  • Referencing and Citation workshops

Independent Learning Materials

  • Podcasts and video casts
  • Post-workshop slideshares

Postgraduate mentoring and coaching

  • Group sessions on postgraduate scholarship

Consultations with the Research

  • Writing facilitators are usually by appointment only to ensure that you, as a postgraduate student, receive their undivided attention.

Visit our online portal for online lessons and support material by clicking on the link below.

View the Unisa Western Cape regional support booklet for additional support services available or enrol for a postgraduate research writing workshops

Academic Literacies supported via MS Teams classes

On 27 March 2020, President Ramaphosa announced that the nation will go into a national lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. All campus-based activities were suspended, including on campus workshops. The Western Cape region could however continue with support for limited modules (listed below) via the Microsoft Teams platform.

Topics included
Basic quantitative methods and techniques
Basic themes and calculations in Finance and Management Accounting
Effective Workplace Communication
Academic English reading and writing
Academic literacy skills for Commerce
Reading and Writing skills for the social sciences
Literature, prose and poetry skills development
Statistics and data
Understanding interferences in Statistics
Mathematical concepts and principles
Research and scholarship for Postgraduates

If you were not able attend the Microsoft Teams sessions for the tutorial classes, you can access the recordings of the classes by clicking on the button below. Please consult the student portal for E-tuto support for all modules and topics not included on the abovementioned list.

View recorded session on myUnisa

Contact us for any enquiries during office hours from 08h00 to 15h30.

Tel: 021 936 4180

Email: ctntut@unisa.ac.za

Last modified: 2022/02/28