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.
The Centre for Educational Testing for Access and Placement (CETAP) seeks to appoint an Academic Literacy Research Lead.
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.
Sunflower Day is celebrated on the third Friday of September and aims to create awareness, educate the public and facilitate the registration process for people wanting to join the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR).
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…”.
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, a former Careers Services intern and Writing Centre consultant, is jetting to Colorado to start doctoral studies in learning science and human development.
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, 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 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.
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.
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.