On-campus offerings and services listed here are currently unavailable due the COVID-19 pandemic.
UCT offers writing support to help you refine your academic writing. Explore the offerings below to strengthen your skills and produce structured, grammatically correct and well-referenced academic papers.
The Writing Centre, which is part of the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED) offers one-on-one walk-in consultations with students from all faculties who want to improve their academic writing. They also have online resources for those who want to get some tips, and they offer workshops and short courses, such as the following listed below.
Visit them online here, or in person in Room 9 of the Knowledge Commons at the Chancellor Oppenheimer Library.
Get in touch by phone: +27 (0)21 650 2645
The Writing Lab, housed at the health sciences campus, is a collaborative space for developing your skills as a writer. It connects you with a trained consultant, who is also a postgraduate health science student, to provide one-on-one consultations, group support and online resources.
Visit them online here.
Get in touch by phone: +27 (0)21 650 6241
Research writing in the sciences short course for postgraduates
Science and engineering postgraduates can engage in different forms of scientific writing beyond the thesis, such as writing for journal publication, peer review and engaging with a public audience through popular science writing. The course takes place over four weeks and is a combination of interactive online learning, in-person morning workshops and writing afternoons.
Navigating research writing short course for postgraduates
An intensive week-long course for all postgraduates, at any stage of your research. It’s aimed at postgraduate students who have been out of academia for a while or are starting on their research journey. It will help you to develop a research identity, make strong arguments and sustain a strong writers voice. The focus is on writing an exploratory concept paper, with help on proposal writing and aspects of a thesis such as a literature review.
Office for Postgraduate Studies
Phone +27 (0)21 650 3171 @UCTpostgrads
Otto Beit Building, Room 2.04, Level 2
University Avenue North, Upper Campus
University of Cape Town