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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 home of the Postgraduate Online Training material!    

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External Workshops and Webinars

Elsevier Presents

Publishing in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Date: 24 of November 2021 Time: 14:00 to 15:00 PM South Africa Time



Natalie Farra: PhD, Senior Acquisitions Editor since 2013. Responsible for publishing research reference content in neuroscience.

Nina Bandeira: Acquisitions Editor since 2014. Responsible for publishing research reference content in Food Science.

Presented by Dino Venturino


Elsevier presents The Researcher Toolbox powered by Scopus

You are warmly invited to join us in this dynamic webinar series. In this Toolbox, you will be able to register for a series of webinars that will cover important research topics that have been requested by researchers such as tools and information about the article publishing process brought to you by Cell Press. We will discuss Open Access publishing types and how to find them on Scopus as well as how to find and use Pre-Prints, how to improve and get the most out of your Scopus Author Profile as well as how to responsibly use research metrics. We will also be discussing the selection criteria of Scopus.

Download the invite below for more details on this webinar series and registration links.


Join UP Career Services for LinkedIn Learning Training 

LinkedIn Student Development:

LinkedIn Learning is an award-winning industry leader in online training, with a digital library of over 6,000 courses covering a wide range of technical, business, software and creative topics. After completing a course, you will be provided with a certificate of completion

How it works:

You will be provided with two specifically selected courses to assist you in improving your employability. Access will be provided to the first course and you will have a week to complete the course. After completion of the first course, you will be provided with access to the second course to be completed within a week.

What you need:

A computer and internet.

Registrations are open NOW:

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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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.
  • Seek help from the Student Counselling Unit free-of-charge. Do not suffer in silence.
  • Make use of peer support groups (call 0800747 747 or send an email to to be incorporated into a support group).
  • The Postgraduate Support Hub is another avenue of assistance.