UCT 'opens up' to local learners

24 April 2015 | Story by Newsroom
High school learners turned up in numbers for UCT's Open Day on 18 April.
High school learners turned up in numbers for UCT's Open Day on 18 April.

UCT Open Day saw the university hosting in excess of 5 000 grade 10-12 learners from local schools as well as a group from as far afield as Zambia.

Open Day, an annual event that took place on 18 April 2015, gives high school learners the chance to explore the undergraduate programmes offered by the university, to interact with academic staff and students, to be exposed to the many career opportunities the university programmes offer its graduates, as well as to get a foretaste of campus life and the range of non-academic activities available at UCT.

This year's Open Day also saw substantially more lectures on offer for visitors to attend.

"We had visitors from across the country as well as a group from Zambia. Open Day is one of those rare opportunities when UCT opens up to people from Cape Town and beyond to showcase the full spectrum of the university's offerings," said Carl Herman, director of UCT's Admissions Office.

UCT Open Day Demonstrations illustrating scientific principles were among the many Open Day exhibitions.

UCT Open Day Learners getting a foretaste of campus life.

UCT Open Day A lot of fun was had by those exploring the many 'chill zones' in and around the UCT campus.

UCT Open Day UCT staff and students were on hand to answer any questions prospective undergraduate students might have.

Story by Abigail Calata. Photos by Stephen Cruickshank.

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