This workshop is suitable for
postgraduate students wishing to learn how to format a large document
such as a thesis or dissertation in Microsoft Word effectively and according to
Stellenbosch University (SU) thesis and dissertation requirements. This workshop covers how to use the following MS Word functions:
- Page layout
- Chapter headings
- Numbered lists
- Page breaks/ section breaks
- Non-breakings spaces
- Blank pages
- Page numbers
- Table of contents / List of figures / List of tables
- Spelling & grammar
- Columns & borders
- Hanging bibliography
- Flow charts / Smart art
- Screen clippings & screenshots
- Outline view
- Master documents
- Track changes
- Find & replace
- Citations & managing sources
- Excel charts in Word
This workshop opportunity is funded by the Postgraduate Office. There is no cost involved for registered SU postgraduates who sign up and attend, however, in the case of late cancellations or non-attendance, applicants will be responsible for the full workshop fee since late cancellations and non-attendance have considerable cost implications for our office.
SU postgraduate students working on their thesis or dissertation who need the skills to create their own thesis or dissertation template.
Contact and booking details
Please note that we will confirm your
successful registration on receipt. Booking is essential and places are limited.
workshop is offered in both an online and face-to-face format.
Face-to-face workshops are held on Stellenbosch campus. The venue will
be confirmed with the enrolled participants directly.
Online course format
Participants have an introductory live session via Microsoft Teams on the first day of the workshop. Course
content is then made available to enrolled participants via SUNLearn. Participants have seven days to work through the course material
and exercises on SUNLearn at their own pace before the final live question and answer session
via teams on the last day of the workshop. The live sessions allow
participants to ask the facilitator questions and receive feedback on
The online feedback via Microsoft Teams consists of one live session on the first and last day of the workshop:
First session: 09:00-11:00
In-person course format
The in-person MS Word for Thesis Formatting workshop takes place over one day.
Venue: Stellenbosch central campus (final venue information will be sent to confirmed participants).
Click on a date below to sign up.
The Postgraduate Skills Programme reserves
the right to move a workshop forward or cancel it if there is not enough interest. Registrations close five days prior to the workshop. For enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional training: If you are unable to attend a full day workshop, the Library offers worthwhile 2 hour sessions titled, Tips on how to format your thesis (MS Word), read more here
. You also have the option to self-study the material using our MS Word formatting guide, click here
for further information.