Feedback – workshops

A sample of feedback on Dr Layla Cassim’s workshops from delegates

  • “She talked about my inner fears and encouraged, motivated me to work on them”
  • “I feel like everything I was worried about was covered.”
  • “Personally I learnt a lot as it filled in the blanks that I had during my writing.”
  • “The interaction made it very useful to learn from different people’s experiences.”
  • “She knows the subject matter. Seamless flow of presentation.”
  • “This course really increased my self-confidence to start on my post-grad studies as well as writing articles.”
  • “The workshop was well planned. The facilitator is well informed on different subject matters.”
  • “I would attend future workshops by Dr Cassim. She is excellent and encourages full participation by all delegates […] You inspired me to go out there and get some work done in CSIR and also register for my thesis finally. I feel equipped and ready for postgrad studies.”
  • “Just an email to say thank you for your excellent presentation and provision of absolutely valuable information! I cannot wait to attend another one of your workshops.”
  • “Very insightful, useful, helpful. Enough information; relevant.”
  • “Informative workshop [on Academic Writing and Publishing]. It informed me of things that do not get taught to young academics, which is invaluable.”
  • “Thorough discussion of issues”
  • “Well planned – good thought process”
  • “Very helpful and insightful. Exactly what I needed.”
  • “All my years I have been looking for this day at a school or workshop.”
  • “Very comprehensive and highly informative”
  • “I can apply it to my research.”
  • “Really helpful”
  • “Well-rounded and very articulate! Really amazing knowledge of the research project.”
  • “There were some things I haven’t thought to consider.”
  • “Exposure to the PG toolkit and the personal contract was interesting.”
  • “Useful examples shared + exercises”
  • “In-depth research proposal breakdown was very helpful.”
  • “Patient + clear presentation”
  • “Very engaging speaker, good examples”
  • “Thorough”
  • “Lovely slides – kept it interesting”
  • “Proper language used, understandable”
  • “Very well executed”
  • “Involved whole group, open minded strategy”
  • “Interesting and knowledgeable presenter”
  • “Excellent outline and flow of information. Appeals to [those undertaking] both qualitative & quantitative [research]”
  • “Components [of the thesis] were extensively dealt with.”
  • “Comprehensive information”
  • “Very helpful, useful information that was presented. Practically in a way that is easy to implement.”
  • “Workshop was relevant to topic (creating thesis)”
  • “Hi Dr Layla, thank you so much on the eye-opening seminar that you delivered to us. It has really motivated me and given me a good direction to start my search and know what to search. I will continue to keep in touch with you concerning any advice that might be useful in my research. I wish you good success in your endeavour.”
  • “Productive and encouraging”
  • “Great facilitator with great presentation skills. Bravo! The content is well detailed with every key aspect of postgraduate study covered.”
  • “Content was thorough”
  • “Very good general knowledge”
  • “Awesome”
  • “The style of presentation was simple and interesting. It left me engaged the whole time. Use of experiences and examples made it more real.”
  • “Communicated well and in an engaging way – narratively”
  • “Had good content and addressed my area of need”
  • “Very informative workshop”
  • “Well planned + organized”
  • “Preparedness to share flaws with us. I like practical examples of presenter.”
  • “Always used relevant examples, from a variety of academic fields”
  • “Great to learn about the intricacies regarding thesis writing”
  • “Tips on pagination & methodology were interesting”
  • “Very organized. Speak in a tone appealing to all. Engage & explore people’s examples”
  • “Layla knows her work – well conveyed!”
  • “Very informed and passionate about topic”
  • “Facilitator spoke clearly, is friendly and approachable”
  • “Very professional with a little bit of personal story helpful”
  • “Clear and considerate”
  • “Great discussions”
  • “Good and well delivered”
  • “Calm and collected”
  • “Very comfortable style”
  • “Lovely, simple, user-friendly slides”
  • “Great presentation, well presented, enthusiastic & interesting”
  • “Couldn’t have come at a better time! Like a jumpstart to a stuck car!”
  • “Learning highlights were putting into perspective the amount of details required in each chapter and providing a type of ‘checklist’ to use as a type of guideline while writing your thesis.”
  • “She is good at explaining how to go about writing and publishing.”
  • “The workshop was well facilitated with relevant examples throughout. I’m easily distracted but it did not happen in this case.”
  • “The personal development contract is very helpful and I’m excited about implementing it.”
  • “Content: quite informative and academically stimulating.”
  • “Please bring more courses like this. The facilitator is excellent. Her approach and style are conducive to learning. Thank you wholeheartedly!!!”
  • “The workshop was very well delivered and facilitator has vast knowledge on the subject matter.”
  • “She was clear on everything: explanation, voice, language. Workshop was very relevant.”
  • “The workshop has been very good and will help us to improve our research capability.
    Highlights: I learned a lot especially about research proposals, doing research, as well as the importance of planning.”
  • “The training manual is easy to follow.”
  • “This course was very good and it has brought me back to my [reason for] studying.”
  • “I so enjoyed yesterday. The more one hears, the more one internalises. You really are a very gifted presenter. And thanks for being willing to share this. You will most certainly see me back at one of your sessions again and I’ve promoted these workshops to my supervisor, so I’m sure she’ll be sending other students as well.”
  • “Dr Cassim is an excellent, well rounded presenter with a thorough knowledge of subject matter from practical experience.”
  • “Particularly helpful as a post-graduate student about to embark on studies.”
  • “The presentation was immaculate, very professional. Could easily comprehend the training methodology as well as the content.”
  • “I am very happy with the workshop and will definitely recommend it to other MBA students.”
  • “… even more than expected…”
  • “Adjusted quite well to the needs of the students – Thank you.”
  • “An outstanding presentation! Absolutely beneficial! Thank you.”
  • “Very good delivery and excellent communication.”
  • “Well organised and knowledgeable”
  • “Interactive + I learnt a lot”
  • “She is clear, articulate and to the point. No complaints. A very good workshop.”
  • “It is very clear that Layla is passionate about the subject. This is much appreciated.”
  • “I write to particularly say that the workshop was very informative, and enriching. I learnt quite a lot which I did not know, and which I took for granted. After the workshop, I realized that besides having a PhD at the end of it all, I also need to commit myself to it, and that as a student, not everything could be done for me. Thank you so much for your enlightening workshop.”