UEIP evaluates the challenges faced by academics at postgraduate level

29th September 2017

Cole Rose

– by Noluthando Makhaza

Supervising Research in Higher Education is one of the modules featured in the University Education Induction Programme (UEIP), which was recently held at our Howard College premises. Facilitating the course was Dr Ruth Searle who is a Senior Lecturer at UKZN. Dr Searle’s interests include Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and Postgraduate Supervision

During the module delegates highlighted the various challenges faced by postgraduate students, which include the use/misuse of terminologies, second/third language English speakers, identifying writing as a skill and expectations from academic supervisors.

Dr Searle advised that postgraduates can essentially overcome such challenges by reading more often, practicing writing until it becomes a skill, engaging in academic debates and academic public presentations.

The University Education Induction Programme (UEIP) is designed to support the personal and professional growth of academics through four specialised modules: Supervising Research in Higher Education, Assessing Learning in Higher Education, Designing and Evaluating Curricula in Higher Education, and Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

The next date for Supervising Research in Higher Education (UEIP) takes place from:
30 October – 1 November 2017 (DBN)

If you would like to join the next intake for please visit: https://goo.gl/EkSh3v

Or alternatively contact:

Kerry-Lee Nyembe

T: +27 31 260 1767

E: nyembek@ukzn.ac.za