Milestones and highlights from 2013 - February

09 December 2013

campus march

  • Jammie Plaza buzzes as thousands of new students arrive for Plaza Week, enjoying over 90 student society and club stalls ahead of the start of lectures on 11 February.
  • Post-apocalyptic SAX Appeal hits the city's streets, flogged by students in zombie guise – this to mark the great non-event of 2012: the end of the world. Swelling the coffers of Remember and Give (RAG), the annual SAX Appeal celebrates its 80th edition.
  • The UCT community turns up in their thousands on 20 February to march against rampant violent crime against women in South Africa. The march is led by the Senior Leadership Group and the Students' Representative Council, drawing major media coverage.
  • Fifty-nine top-performing staff across UCT's six academic faculties are promoted in 2013 following the ad hominem promotions cycle. They include 15 professors, 21 associate professors and 23 senior lecturers.
  • UCT revisits its race-based admissions policy for the 2015 student intake, following recommendations in the Report of the Commission into the Student Admissions Policy, submitted to Council at the end of 2012.The report urges UCT to use alternative markers of disadvantage.

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