|#SmartResearcher webinars continue in September. Please see below more information about the webinars.
Kindly note that you will receive a link to MS Teams for every session that you register.
These workshops are aimed at postgraduate students, emerging researchers and academic staff and the focus will be on the research process. The sessions vary in length depending on the subject matter, but cover a wide range of subjects related to the postgraduate research journey.
Tips on how to format your thesis (MS Word)
This workshop will help you work around some of the common formatting glitches most postgraduate students experience, whilst getting their document ready for submission.
Date: Tuesday, 13 September, 11h00 – 13h00
Mendeley for reference management
Managing your references can be a daunting task. This workshop will introduce you to Mendeley, a free tool focusing mainly on reference management. Mendeley offers various services, including reference management, organising and annotation of PDF documents and collaboration.
Date: Thursday, 15 September, 11h00 – 12h30
How to use the Institutional Research Data Repository, SUNScholarData
Many funders mandate that data collected in the process of conducting research funded by them is deposited in reputable repositories, this workshop will provide an overview of research data repositories and demonstrate the manner in which the SU’s Institutional Research Data Repository functions.
Date: Tuesday, 20 September, 14h00 – 16h00
Making important decisions about publishing your research
This hands-on session covers important factors to help you decide where to publish your research. Making the right choices can increase readership and citations, diminish publication lag and ensure that your publication is eligible for government subsidy.
Date: Wednesday, 21 September, 10h00 – 13h00
Enhancing the visibility of your research output through self-archiving
Stellenbosch University’s institutional policy on the self-archiving of research output is curated by the Library and Information Service. Complying with this policy, which asks researchers to deposit copies of their research output in SUNScholar, our institutional repository, can greatly increase the visibility and impact of research output. This workshop will teach participants more about the policy and how to comply with the policy in order to improve access to and visibility of their research outputs.
Date: Thursday, 22 September, 11h00 – 12h30
Maximise your research impact
This workshop will show how to improve your impact as a researcher.
Date: Tuesday, 27 September, 14h00 – 16h00
Data Visualisation with Power BI
The workshop will be a hands-on introduction to Power BI, available for free through SU’s subscription to Microsoft 365.
Participants will learn the following:
Date: Wednesday, 28 September, 11h00 – 13h00
Introduction to Tableau Public and RawGraphs for data visualisation
This workshop will be an introductory course to visualise your data with Tableau Public and RAWGraphs. Both are free tools and fairly user friendly.
Date: Thursday, 29 September, 14h00 – 16h00