|Master's proposal writing workshops/boot camp||Students are provided with a solid foundation from which to write a Master's proposal through workshops or boot camps which focus on refining their research questions, arguments, research design, and methodology.|
|PhD workshop series||In 2016 RCD organised a series of workshops for UJ staff studying towards their PhD.|
|Postgraduate Supervision Forum (PGSF)||Participants at the bi annual PGSF discuss key challenges faced by supervisors, and supervision processes and practices.|
|Postgraduate Symposium||The annual interfaculty Postgraduate Symposium offers UJ postgraduate students an opportunity to present their research in the form of a paper or a poster.|
|Qualitative research design and methodology workshops||These workshops cover various aspects of qualitative research related to defining the research question, choosing the relevant research design and methods, and deciding how to analyse the data and present the results.|
|Qualitative data analysis workshops/short courses||These workshops deepen participants understanding of common qualitative data analysis techniques, such as thematic analysis. Workshops on ATLAS.ti (a software package that assists researchers with coding and categorising data) are also offered.|
|Quantitative methodology and data collection workshops|
These workshops cover aspects of methodology, such as sampling, and questionnaire design. Workshops on analysing fata using the computer based Statistical Programme for the Social Sciences (SPSS) for data analysis are also offered.
|Research grant application workshops||Experts offer workshops to assist researchers to complete successful grant/funding proposals.|
|Short courses and workshops for supervisors||The Strengthening Postgraduate Supervision course provides a space for the sharing of knowledge about supervision processes and practices. Additional workshops and courses for supervisors on research ethics, assessment of postgraduate research, academic literacies, and qualitative and quantitative research design and methodology for supervisors will be offered in future.|
|UJ Three Minute Thesis Competition (UJ 3MT)||The UJ Three Minute Thesis Competition was held for the first time in 2015 and will be held again in 2016. This competition provides PhD candidates with the opportunity to present their thesis in three minutes to an intelligent lay audience.|
|UJ-SANTRUST PhD Proposal Development Programme|
In total 87 staff members have completed the SANTRUST PhD Proposal Development Programme. This programme had the following aims:
- To ensure PhD proposals are developed in one year, leading to an increased PhD completion rate;
- To deepen insight into concepts, research designs, and methods in research; and
- To strengthen the relationship between candidates and their respective supervisors.
|Workshops offered in collaboration with the UJ library|
Research Capacity Development collaborates with the UJ Library to provide workshops on databases, referencing and refworks, e-books, and social media for researchers. In collaboration with service providers workshops are offered on 'tools', such as Scival and Elsevier, which track researcher and institutional performance.
|Writing workshops||Workshops are organised that focus on specific aspects of writing or specific sections of the thesis.|
|Writing for publication retreats||Writing retreats allow researchers a quiet space to work on research articles in collaboration with expert facilitators.|