Jubilation: Joy was contagious at the recent announcement of the MBChB and allied health sciences results at the Faculty of Health Sciences. Among those eligible to graduate this week are 183 new doctors, 45 occupational therapists, 42 physiotherapists, 20 speech-language pathologists and eight audiologists. (See the "Trust me, I'm a (new) doctor" article. To view footage, please go to the UCT YouTube Channel).
The year-end graduation (15 to 21 December), the flagship event on UCT's academic calendar, will see a grand procession of thousands of undergraduate and postgraduate students through stately Jameson Hall, continuing a tradition dating back to the university's founding in 1829.
This year a whopping 5 062 students are eligible to graduate (2009: 4 768; 2008: 4 489; 2007: 4 507).
Among them are 440 master's and 84 PhD graduands (2009: 398 master's; 103 PhDs).
The Faculty of Humanities, weighing in as UCT's largest faculty, will cap 1 739 students in four ceremonies, among them 98 master's graduands and 14 doctoral candidates. (2009: 1 573; 82 master's; 17 PhDs). This tally also includes 873 bachelor's and 322 honours graduands.
The Faculty of Commerce will cap 1 399 students in three ceremonies, a tally that includes 40 master's graduands and nine doctoral candidates. (2009: 1 310; 30 master's; seven PhDs.) The total includes 741 bachelor's and 142 honours graduands.
Numbers are slightly down in the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment, which will cap 683 students over two ceremonies, including 112 master's and 12 doctoral candidates. (2009: 736; 103 master's; 12 PhDs.) The total includes 456 bachelor's and 94 honours graduands.
The Faculty of Science will cap 560 students in two ceremonies, among them 62 master's and 33 doctoral candidates. (2009: 544; 48 master's; 39 PhDs.) The tally includes 284 bachelor's and 164 honours graduands.
In the Faculty of Health Sciences, 533 candidates will graduate in two ceremonies, including 62 master's and 13 doctoral candidates. (2009: 469; 49 master's; 25 PhDs.) The total includes 300 bachelor's and 62 honours graduands.
The Faculty of Law will cap 148 candidates in one ceremony, among them 57 master's and three PhD graduands. (2009: 136; 37 master's; three PhDs.)
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