Postgraduate Commitment and Responsibilities
Postgraduate students are responsible for their course of study and conducting, communicating and defending their proposed research plan and outcome. Some of their key responsibilities include:
- Plan progress and completion of thesis with supervisor and take note of feedback provided
- Communicate regularly with your supervisor (s) and discuss any problems that may arise
- Attend departmental research seminars and journal club meetings
- Submit progress reports on time
- Must devote sufficient time and effort to the undertaking initiative in identifying and addressing research-related issues to get any new skills necessary for the project
- Ethically pursue scholarly endeavours and improve professionally
- Take responsibility for academic success and execute responsibilities conscientiously and on time.
Postgraduate Support Services
Postgraduate students will be supported through frequent supervision sessions, and relevant meetings, seminars and lectures. The supervisor will provide guidance in planning the research and in the thesis preparation. Postgraduate students may also be advised on areas where further training is needed.
Below are some of the examples that postgraduate students will expect from the supervisor:
- guidance on the nature of research and the standard expected;
- planning of the research activities;
- attendance at appropriate courses;
- literature and sources;
- laboratory techniques, where applicable; and
- sources of information on intellectual property rights.