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UCT Careers Service celebrates 50 years
Mon, 07 May 2018 - 13:15
The UCT Careers Service hosted its 50th anniversary celebrations on 19 April. The event was bittersweet, however, as it marked the departure of its current director, David Casey.
David Casey and Suellen Shay
UCT Careers Service celebrates 50 Years
Mon, 07 May 2018 - 12:00

UCT’s Careers Service (CS) started out in 1968 in a small wooden building next to the geology department.

ROER4D wins Open Data Award
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 - 10:30

The Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project recently received the Open Education Consortium Open Resources, Tools and Practices Award in the category ‘Open Data’. 

Thomas King and Michelle Wilmers reflected on the project's data sharing and publication journey in a recent blog post.

Research Data Management webinar
Wed, 04 Apr 2018 - 10:15

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.

UCT Careers Services co-organisers of global summit
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 - 09:00

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.


Accents film launch
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 - 12:30
The UCT Language Policy Committee will be launching its accent film Are you judging? on 22 March to raise critical language awareness among staff and students.
100 students make a summer (school)
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 - 09:15

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.

Special Report: Open Educational Resources
Tue, 27 Feb 2018 - 14:30

The Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CILT) project, ROER4D (Research on Open Educational Resources for Development) is the focus of a special report in University World News.

Read the report.

CHED staffers recipients of the Collaborative Educational Practice awards
Mon, 29 Jan 2018 - 11:15

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.

Read the Campus Communication.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 - 12:15

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.

Trending and topical: Summer School is here
Tue, 19 Dec 2017 - 14:45

Summer School is an excellent opportunity for UCT students to sample the many disciplines available at the university, which may inform further study, said Medee Rall, the director of the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies (EMS). Moreover, students pay just one quarter of the registration fees.

Bangeni & Kapp's new book
Bangeni & Kapp's new book
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 - 14:45

Negotiating learning and identity in higher education by Dr Bongi Bangeni and A/Prof Rochelle Kapp, is the latest addition to the collaborative books produced jointly by CHED and other faculties at UCT.  The book addresses the issue of students’ multiple transitions in and out of the higher education system, and uniquely documents the agency they display as they negotiate the constraints of multiple contexts over time.