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Writing Centre relocation
Writing Centre relocation to Knowledge Commons
On the 18th of April, the UCT Writing Centre has relocated to the Knowledge Commons. For further queries, the Writing Centre Administrator, Gadija Arend, can be contacted on 021 650 5021.
UCT graduates ‘highly sought after’
More than 50% of the University of Cape Townʼs (UCT) 2018–2019 graduate cohort are employed in South Africa’s private sector, with over 20% earning more than R20 000 a month.
Celebrating student entrepreneurs
The Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition could be the first step to becoming your own boss, so University of Cape Town (UCT) students with big ideas for their own businesses should take note that there only a few days left to submit entries...
2019 CAREERS SERVICE GUIDE IS OUT NOW!
The 2019 Careers Service Guide has landed. Come get yours at the Hoerikwaggo Building, Level 1, North Lane, Upper Campus. We are here Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 16:30.
Stella Clark in thought.
Nominate a former teacher for the Stella Clark Teacher's Award
UCT students are invited to nominate a teacher who is currently teaching in a secondary school and who, in your opinion, deserves recognition for years of dedicated teaching to students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.
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Friday, 23 August 2019
MOOC pursues dignity for disabled learners

Based on the premise that inclusive education is only possible if teachers are supported and empowered to make the curriculum accessible to all learners, a new University of Cape Town Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offers insight into how education systems can support and promote equity, equal access and dignity for learners with disabilities.

Publication Date:
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 - 09:30
Bumper Summer School for 2019

Now extended to three weeks, the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Summer School from 7 to 25 January 2019 offers a bumper programme of 113 lectures (up from 70 in 2018) and a focus on Africa and “issues of consequence”.

These include land reform, corruption, ethical governance, and the 2019 elections.

“We’re concentrating on courses that are more politically and socially relevant, ‘issues of consequence’,”said Medee Rall, director of the Centre for Extramural Studies (EMS), which coordinates the Summer School.

“There’s also a big focus on decolonisation and Africa – everything from African dinosaurs to African writers and philosophers.”

Publication Date:
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 - 12:15
Summer School, 2019: Focus on SA’s apartheid-era spies

Participants at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) 2019 Summer School, an annual two-week programme run by the Centre for Extra Mural Studies (EMS), spent three days delving into the lives of some of South Africa’s infamous apartheid-era spies.

Publication Date:
Fri, 11 Jan 2019 - 12:30
What South Africa's matric pass rate means for universities

Professor Suellen Shay writes for The Conversation about the 2018 Matric results:

"One of the purposes of the National Senior Certificate – South Africa’s main school-leaving certificate – is to identify students who are sufficiently prepared for tertiary study. While tertiary education is not for everyone, the country needs a pool of talented matriculants to provide the high level skills it needs for its economy and broader society.

So how is South Africa doing? I illustrate the progress by looking at the subject of mathematics."

Publication Date:
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 - 11:15

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