PhD in engineering
UCT is rated higher than some European schools. I think the international community at UCT should be well represented. It's good when everybody's opinions are [represented]. I think the SRC is too focused on undergraduates. I had a friend doing research, and he needed to do work at night, but there were no Jammie shuttles. He emailed the SRC president of the time. There was not even a response. UCT is for everybody. It's not South African property alone.
I want the SRC to engage more with students, to know issues that affect all levels (undergraduate and postgraduate). I believe some students are dying in silence. They should be able to make their grievances known anonymously. Lecturers, irrespective of their race, should prioritise students' learning and assimilation, knowing that there are some students who are not so articulate and that some are not native English speakers. I believe we are all here to learn – including our lecturers.
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