Research workshop a success

EAGER TO LEARN: Masters students in the Faculty of Health and Wellness Sciences attended the workshop.

More than 20 Masters students benefited from a successful research workshop by the Faculty of Health and Wellness Sciences, which introduced them to key topics in research.

The four-day workshop was presented by academics from across the faculty’s various departments, and covered a wide range of topics.

Faculty Research Coordinator Dr Dirk Bester said the research module that was presented over the course of the workshop would not only help to get students going with their research but could contribute to a better throughput rate.

“Traditionally we know that the throughput at postgraduate level is not what it should be and this is one of the ways we plan to boost that.”

All Masters students in the Faculty were invited with a focus on new enrolments.

“We had quite a nice uptake with 23 students attending. We kept it informal and gave students the opportunity to engage.”

The topics covered ranged from identifying a research topic to proposal writing and research ethics.

“The workshop also helped us to identify problems that students had, for example with IT, and we’ve been able to sort it all out.”

Bester said the attendees included the Faculty’s first two students who entered their postgraduate studies at CPUT via the RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) route.

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