When Sfiso Kubeka realised that bursaries were readily available to pupils who excelled in Maths, he made it his life’s mission to help learners at Menzi High School in uMlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, not only excel at the subject but love it too. This week a decade of hard work, dedication and humility as a Maths and Science teacher paid off when he received the 2018 Stella Clark Teachers’ Award.
UCT Mellon scholar, Njica Siyabonga, has been awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship to read for a PhD in History at the University of Cambridge. The Scholarship is Cambridge's most prestigious award for international postgraduates who are selected from among the top of the world's academic applicants.
How do researchers develop their data curation skills in order to participate in the emerging field of data management and sharing, and do so in an ethical, legal way?
In this presentation, Michelle Willmers and Thomas King from the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project share their experiences and insights around curating and publishing data in a large-scale Global South networked project.
How do higher-education institutions ensure best practice when delivering careers services to tomorrow’s students and employers, while keeping up with the ever-changing world of work? These and many other questions were posed at the Global Careers Service Summit in the UK where 100 careers service leaders from 14 countries representing five continents gathered from 13 to 15 March. The event was co-organised by UCT Careers Service, headed by director David Casey.
A special Summer School lecture series gave learners from UCT’s Schools Improvement Initiative’s (SII) 100UP programme a taste of campus life – and the experience of learning simply for the joy of knowledge.
Congratulations to the multidisciplinary team, with members in departments across the Humanities and in the Centre for Higher Education Development, who are developing new teaching tools and materials, with the specific aim of strengthening teaching and shifting curriculum content, such that it supports students and validates their place within the university.
This innovative two-week 'summer school' style programme, run in Cape Town by staff from both the London School of Economics and UCT, provides an exciting opportunity to study important social science issues relevant to Africa today across diverse subject areas.Click here to apply for the 2018 school.