The Community of Practice for Postgraduate Education and Scholarship (CoP PGES) supports the national higher education sector in postgraduate teaching and learning, through the training and support for supervisors, linking post-graduate students and candidates to prospective mentors and enables collegial interaction between peers.
The CoP PGES advises USAf’s Research and Innovation Strategy Group (RISG) and advocates for the sector on matters relating to postgraduate education; coordinates national activities such as conferences and colloquia and facilitates the sharing of resources and exchanging good practices for the benefit of the postgraduate community.
The CoP PGES is being supported by the national Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) as part of its commitment to the advancement of early career researchers. Other key stakeholders include the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), the National Research Foundation (NRF), and senior and executive leaders drawn from South Africa’s 26 public universities.
Thuso Resources, a free online repository of vital information resources, modules and programmes that have been selectively gathered from all universities and other sources, and are available for the capacity building of early-career academics and researchers.
Thuso Connect, an interactive mentorship platform, created to connect early career scholars and researchers with experienced mentors to support them on their academic journeys.