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Project Management: Principles for Postgraduate Researchers


The aim of this workshop is to provide foundational project management knowledge and skills that can be applied directly to the management of a postgraduate research project.

  • The importance of project management within an academic research environment.
  • The attributes of projects.
  • The sub-disciplines that make up project management.
  • How to outline the scope of a postgraduate research project.
  • The key practical aspects involved in managing a postgraduate research project.


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.  

Target audience

SU Master's and doctoral candidates primarily. 

Contact and booking details

Please note that we will confirm your successful registration on receipt. Booking is essential and places are limited. Participants must be available to attend the live sessions on the day. 

Online course format

Full-day virtual workshop: Mini-lecture sessions with interactive virtual discussions between facilitator and participants, and engaged practical sessions/activities and feedback in between the live sessions.​ 

In-person course format

The in-person  workshop takes place over one day. 

Venue: Stellenbosch central campus (final venue information will be sent to confirmed participants).

Time: 9:00-16:30​​​

Online 15 February 2023Online 15 February 2023
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The Postgraduate Skill​s Development Programme reserves the right to move a workshop forward or to cancel it if there is not enough interest. Registrations close five days prior to a workshop. 

​For enquiries please email pgskills@sun.ac.za