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This Guide provides post graduate students with the tips and tools necessary to successfully complete their research.

RC News and Announcements

Great news! The Library has gained limited-time free access to the Video Collection of SAGE Research Methods for all UP students. Until the end of August 2019, you can browse this collection for countless helpful video resources covering the research process from start to finish.

Visit the SAGE Research Methods Video Collection NOW


Please note:

Dissertations and theses must be submitted to the relevant Faculty Student Administration on or before 31 August 2019 to qualify for the Autumn graduation ceremony in April 2020.

Students submitting final copies after 15 February 2020 will not qualify for the April graduation and will need to re-register for the 2020 academic year - to be on the system for the September graduations.

Students submitting final copies on or before 31 March will qualify for the ‘reduced registration levy’ for the 2020 academic year. 

Dear researchers, 

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Please make use of the UP Care Line Number at 0800 747 747 for any emotional concerns that you may have.

For academic needs related requests please contact your information specialist


Welcome to Research

This Research Guide provides tips and tools for postgraduate students to complete their research.

Please see Prof McNaught's excellent presentation for an overview of the research process:

Learning the Art of Research: Combining organizational skills, critical thinking and creative thinking by Prof. Carmel McNaught 

Additional sources:

Post Graduate Student's Journey