Resources for postgraduate students

03 Feb 2022
03 Feb 2022


The Academic Development Programme (ADP) in CHED offers the following resources to support postgraduate students:


Academic Literacy Pack 

ADP has compiled an Academic Literacy Pack for postgraduate students. This resource, in the form of downloadable PDFs, is included in the Students’ Learning Orientation Guide on Vula. While the Postgraduate pack comprises two sections on Academic Research and writing a Literature Review, the undergraduate Academic Literacy packs on reading, writing and referencing are also relevant.


Postgraduate Research Writing Courses

The Language Development Group offers a suite of blended and fully online research writing courses, namely Navigating Research WritingJourneys in Research Writing and Research Writing in the Sciences. Language Development staff facilitate the free 5-6 week online Journeys in Research Writing course three times a year for postgraduate students who are looking to be part of a community of research writers.  Students can sign up for this course and access information on other offerings on the Research Writing Pathways platform at These postgraduate resources will also be advertised on Vula and on postgraduate mailing lists via the Postgraduate Office and the faculties.

For more information on the Postgraduate Writing courses please email


The Writing Centre at UCT

The Writing Centre is a dynamic skills-based unit, created to provide a one-on-one consultancy service for students from all faculties, and all academic levels of the university. For more information consult, or the blog at Students can book on the online booking system at

To access the Writing Centre:

1.    Register an account on

2.   Login using your UCT e-mail and password

3.  Click on the HELP button for instructions

4.    Book your timeslot!

Email us at for more information.


The FHS Writing Lab at UCT

The Writing Lab is a dynamic support centre, created to provide a one-on-one consultancy service for all students and staff in the faculty of Health Sciences. The Writing Lab will continue to operate online in the first semester of 2022, Monday to Friday 9.00 – 18:00.  Please follow the instructions below to make a booking. Students and staff can also access a comprehensive range of resources for academic writing, which are freely available to download at:

To access the Writing Lab:

1.     Register an account on

2.     Login using your UCT e-mail and password and select the Health Sciences schedule.

3.     Click on the HELP button for instructions, or visit

4.     Book your timeslot: Task Analysis (30 mins), 1-6 pages (1 hour) and 7+ pages (2 hours: 1 hour draft reading, 1 hour feedback)

If you have any questions or challenges making a booking, please contact us at 

For more information on the Writing Lab, have a look at our FAQ page