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Welcome to the Groenkloof Research Commons. The purpose of the research commons is to provide postgraduate students with a designated space to immerse themselves in their writing and research whilst also providing accessible help when needed by appointed staff members.
This guide is designed to assist postgraduate students by providing research resources, tips, and tools. The guide also offers direct access to booking facilities in the GK research commons that are currently available.
From 10-21 January 2022, the research commons will be open Monday-Friday 08:00-16:00*. Saturdays will remain 09:00-13:00.
Due to COVID-19, there are limited study seats, group rooms, the seminar room, and the auditorium are available to be booked, provided you have received a permit to access campus. Please see the Booking system and hours tab for guidance.
Printing services are currently not available in the GKRC. Please make use of the Groenkloof Copy Centre openWednesdays from 08:00-10:00. Staff will be available to bind and laminate documents.
Services offered at the Groenkloof Research Commons
In keeping with its commitment to actively support the research endeavours of the University, the DLS offer the following services at the Research Commons:
Access to all electronic resources
Skilled staff who are familiar with the research process and requirements
Subject specific consultation and assistance from relevant information specialists
Training opportunities: workshops and seminars on academic writing and research techniques and tools
Research Tip of the Week:Get your layout and table of content right from the start.
Watch this short how-to video on using the correct heading styles and automated numbering in MS Word for an automatic table of content. This simple step will make your dissertation writing process so much faster and smoother!