Warm welcome for prospective students

12 May 2009 | Story by Newsroom


UCT flung open its facilities to hundreds of high schoolers who flocked to the campus for Open Day on 9 May. As usual, the faculties and departments put on a spread of programmes, demonstrating the breadth of options available, not only for study, but for sport, culture, and career development too.

The event was the ideal opportunity for pupils to find out for themselves exactly what certain fields of study entail. The opportunity to speak to someone face-to-face about the different academic programmes and what they involve is absolutely vital to making the appropriate study choices.


There were also tours of important academic facilities such as the libraries, incorporating the Knowledge Commons and the African Studies Library.

Manager of student recruitment, Iegsaan Isaacs, said the event had gone very well - a tribute to teamwork - and that the turnout had been very encouraging.

"We gauge attendance by the number of application packs distributed. This year we gave out between 4000 and 5500. Last year we distributed between 2 500 and 3 000."

Photographed at the physics stall in the Beattie Lecture Theatre was physics master's student Emanuel Musomza, who enthralled grade 12 pupils (from left) Mdingi Sonwabile (Masiyile High School), Xolani Zilindile (Masiyile High School), and Lutando Dyasi (Zola High School).

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