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Friday, November 18, 2016 - 13:30

At the recent launch of UCT’s Research and Innovation Report, Professor Danie Visser said that support for the Open Access movement should remain a focus for the research endeavour going forward. We wholeheartedly agree, and have been making a concerted effort to ensure CHED’s research is made available via the UCT Libraries-managed university repository, OpenUCT.

View an infographic that highlights the impact that some of our publications have had.

Vacancy at CETAP
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 12:30

The Centre for Educational Testing for Access and Placement (CETAP) seeks to appoint an Academic Literacy Research Lead.

A/Prof Laura Czerniewicz
Visibility of Scholarly Research and Changing Research Communication Practices: A Case Study from Namibia
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 14:30

Academics the world over are facing increasing pressure to boost the visibility and impact of their research.  Using data from a case study at a Namibian university, A/Profs Laura Czerniewicz and Catherine Kell examine the factors impacting on scholarly communication practices and the visibility of scholarly outputs in the African context. 

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Dean of CHED: fees announcement - good or bad?
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 16:00

South Africa’s Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr Blade Nzimande has announced it is up to the country’s universities to “individually…determine the level of (fee) increase that their institutions require…”. 

Fuad Abrahams
UCT Careers Service celebrates Fuad Abrahams's 35 years of Service
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 15:45

When Fuad Abrahams stood in for an injured colleague, little did he know that it would lead to a permanent post at UCT Careers Service. Now, over three decades later, Fuad is still part of the service that dedicates itself to providing careers information, advice and opportunities to UCT students and graduates. 

Tafadzwa Tivaringe, centre, flanked by Kathy Erasmus on his right, who introduced him to the MMUF programme, and David Casey, who heads UCT’s Careers Services
Tivaringe’s on the up and up
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 10:15

Tafadzwa Tivaringe, a former Careers Services intern and Writing Centre consultant, is jetting to Colorado to start doctoral studies in learning science and human development.

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Welcoming tea for new CHED staff
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 11:00

Last week CHED had much to celebrate. At a CHED Tea, staff welcomed into the family the newly insourced staff and welcomed back Dean Suellen Shay from her sabbatical. At the event A/Prof Mbulungeni Madiba was also thanked for doing a stellar job as acting Dean for the past three months.

Tafadzwa Tivaringe ‘Taphy’ embarks on a new journey
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 11:45

Tafadzwa Tivaringe, affectionately known as Taphy, has been a part of CHED for the past three years both as a Careers Services intern and Writing Centre Consultant. He now embarks on an exciting journey, having been offered a place at the University of Colorado, USA to start a PhD in an inter-disciplinary field, ‘Learning science and human development’. 

The Faculty of Health Sciences Writing Lab Celebrates their Launch
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 14:30

The FHS Writing Lab, which provides specialist writing support for Health Sciences staff and students, celebrated its official launch on Thursday 19 May. The launch, which forms part of the Health Sciences month-long Language Festival, is just one of the ways in which the faculty is showcasing their constructive engagement with language and inclusivity. 

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Helping students to cope with exams
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 09:30

Bonani Dube and Jean Luyt, student development officers and clinical psychologists in the Faculty of Commerce, share tips on how to deal with stress in the exam period.

Gideon Nomdo
Mellon fellows grapple with blackness at UCT
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 14:15

Dr Gideon Nomdo has been a Mellon co-ordinator since the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Programme was formally established at UCT in 2002. Having being funded by the Mellon Foundation himself, Nomdo unpacks the idea behind the programme that aims to boost the numbers of black academics at UCT.