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Postgraduate community: Pop Ups and Shut Ups

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Desperately in need of a writing group - more than ever in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic? The good news is that we host our Shut Up and Write sessions* virtually via WhatsApp! Please send an email to pgskills@sun.ac.za with your cell phone number if you would like to join the daily virtual sessions.

We are doing daily virtu​al sessions currently, 10.00 - 11.30 every work week day! Join us ... get that thesis written one pomodoro at a time!

*Shut Ups are informal sessions where writers get together on a weekly basis to write! The aim is to create a productive, collegial, enjoyable writing space. All SU postgraduate students and staff who are writing up their theses, dissertations or articles are welcome.

NoteThe Postgraduate Skills team hosts regular Shut Up and Write sessions throughout the year.  Our face-to-face sessions usually take place 12:45-14:30 every Tuesday. However during the COVID-19 pandemic, these face-to-face sessions have been put on hold.


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The Postgraduate Pop Up cafés are informal social gatherings geared towards all Stellenbosch University postgraduate students. A research related activity or speaker is arranged for each Pop Up. Light refreshments are served and prizes can be won! 

Our Pop Up café that was due to takeplace 14 May 2020 has been postponed due to COVID-19 and lockdown regulations. We will announce our next Pop Up soon - it ​will more than likely be done virtually. Sign up here

Send enquiries to pgskills@sun.ac.za. ​


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