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Postgraduate Supervision and Training Course
27 ? 30 September 2005
University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Of particular interest to supervisors of postgraduate students - 
new, inexperienced, and seasoned academics are welcome to apply.
Professor Chris Kapp of Stellenbosch in collaboration with Pro-
fessor Stephen Chandiwana, Head Graduate studies, Faculty of 
Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand is delighted to 
offer you a 3-day training course on Postgraduate Supervision 
and Training. (The content of the final programme will be deter-
mined by the needs of participants).
ON OFFER: A selection of six of the following modules can be in-
cluded in the final programme:
?     Perspectives on postgraduate supervision 
?     Problems and issues in postgraduate supervision and
?     The effective supervisor ? skills and roles
?     Helping the postgraduate student select a topic and a ti-
?     Helping the postgraduate student to prepare and plan a re-
      search proposal 
?     Helping the postgraduate student to do a literature review 
?     Contracting with postgraduate students (includes basics of 
      project management)
?     Writing skills (this has become a separate workshop)
?     Supervising students in writing in a second language
?     Creating a culture for research and postgraduate study 
      (creating a supportive environment).
FEE: ZAR 2,500.00 per person.
MOTIVATION: The training and preparation of future generations 
of academics and scholars (?researchers?) are of vital impor-
tance. These ?future generations? are cultivated through a proc-
ess of postgraduate study which culminates in the writing of a 
thesis or dissertation. Years of hard work and huge sacrifices 
in terms of energy, time and resources are made by students and 
supervisors. It is therefore essential that the final thesis or 
dissertation completed to the satisfaction of all stakeholders.
LIMITED REGISTRATION: 30 places are available. They will be al-
located on a first-come-first-served basis. The course is being 
advertised internally and externally, so prompt return of the 
registration form is important.
Apply directly, preferably by fax or e-mail, with a short de-
scription (1 page) of your current professional qualifications 
and motivation to participate, to:
Alison Mclean 
Tel: + 27-11-717-2075 
Fax: + 27-11-717-2119 
Graduate School, Faculty of Health Sciences 
Application Form 
Please fill this form and return it before the closing date, 1 
September 2005.
I would like to apply to attend the training course on Post-
graduate Supervision and Training:
27 ? 30 September 2005 
Mailing Address: 
Cell phone: 
I am currently supervising postgraduate students. (Details in 
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