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Postgraduate Online Training: PG Online Training Home

This guide provides step-by-step training, working through the various stages of the research cycle, to develop and improve the necessary skills to complete your research.

Welcome to the Postgraduate Online Training Guide

Welcome to the new home of the Postgraduate Online Training material!    

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Library Services Help Videos

How to find sources on the Library website


External Workshops and Webinars

You are invited to the ASSAf / SAJS workshop on Writing for a scholarly journal for PG students & Early career researchers.

Click on the image for more information and the RSVP link!

You are cordially invited to attend:

Ten tips to tighten your academic writing by Prof Hazel Hall

Date & Time: Thursday, 24 June - 15:00 - 16:00 (SA time) ; 14:00 - 15:00 (UK time)
Bio: Napier profile
Blog profile at well as a CV at,
Wikipedia profile

Zoom Meeting Link:

Elsevier Researcher Academy

Unlock your research potential! Navigate your research journey with Researcher Academy. Free e-learning modules developed by global experts. Career guidance and advice. Research news on our blog.

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If you need quick answers or you are unsure of who to contact regarding your query, visit our Contact Us tab on the Research Guide.


Emotional Support/ Student Counselling

Not ready to speak to someone yet? See the Student Counselling Unit's self-help material and podcasts. 

Life can be challenging sometimes and with the added pressures of completing a Master's or PhD course can be very taxing on our emotional and physical well-being. 

It is important to remember to take care of ourselves:

  • Be kind.
  • Reward yourself.
  • Most importantly, talk. If you are experiencing strain, talk to a friend, family or community member.
  • The University of Pretoria also has a Student Support Centre where you can seek help. Do not suffer in silence. 
  • The Postgraduate Support Hub is another avenue of assistance.