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.
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.
Date: Wednesday, 4 May, 14h00 – 16h00
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Managing your unique author identity with ORCID
ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers. This workshop will explain what ORCID is, how to register and populate your profiles.
Date: Tuesday, 10 May, 11h00 – 12h00
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: Wednesday, 11 May, 14h00 – 15h30
Maximise your research impact
This workshop will show how to improve your impact as a researcher.
Date: Tuesday, 17 May, 11h00 – 13h00
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: Thursday, 26 May, 10h00 – 13h00
This programme has been developed to provide students and staff with introductory sessions to library related topics. To this end, these sessions are only 30 minutes long and you are welcome to bring along any questions. In addition, we have developed some video tutorials for quick help.
Off-campus access to Library E-resources
Participants will learn how to access Library resources while off campus and via the Library website.
Date: Wednesday, 4 May, 12h00 – 12h30
Improving your literature search strategy
Learn to improve your literature search strategy to get the best possible results when searching for information in databases.
Date: Monday, 9 May, 12h00 – 12h30
Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service, Helpline Numbers: +27 21 808 4883, Corp Office / Postal Address: Private Bag X5036 Stellenbosch, 7599