Earlier this year, Universities South Africa and the Department of Science and Innovation launched two online platforms designed as support interventions for emerging academics and researchers in the university sector. Thuso Resources is a free online repository of vital information resources, modules and programmes that have been selectively gathered from contributing universities and other sources and made available for capacity building and career development of individuals in the budding stages of their academic and research careers. Thuso Connect, the second platform, is intended to connect early career scholars and researchers with experienced mentors to support them on their academic journey. The platforms are part of the Advancing Early Career Research and Scholarship (AECRS) Programme.
SU students who submit their final thesis or dissertation to SUNScholar after the examination process must use the new SU thesis or dissertation title page template for their title page. All theses and dissertations submitted to SUNScholar must conform to this requirement by the December 2023 graduation. The new thesis and dissertation title page templates are housed on the SUNScholar webpage under "Step 1: Student prepares document." The webpage can be accessed HERE.