THE cream of UCT's postgraduate students gathered in the Senate Room recently for an annual certificate presentation honouring their sterling achievements in various fields of research.
The Postrgaduate Funding Office (PGFO) hosted the event. Some 53 postgraduate students were nominated for these awards, and 41 awards made, which were presented by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Associate Professor Cheryl de la Rey.
These Masters and Doctoral students play a vital role in the University's research enterprise, which is at the heart of UCT's core business. (See the article on PhD student Lauryn van Vuuren and her studies of mythology and film-making.)
â€œAcknowledgement of the work done by these students is most important, not only as a means of encouragement to these and future researchers, but also in recognition of the vital role such students play in the University's research enterprise,â€ said PGFO Director Linda Vranas.
â€œThe annual ceremony also provides an opportunity for postgraduate students and their supervisors to meet and interact with students and academics from other faculties.â€