Some 4 500 graduands from all six faculties will be capped at 14 ceremonies during a bumper six-day schedule of graduations, which kicked off in UCT's Jameson Hall on Monday, 1 May and ends on Saturday, 6 May. This will complete the delayed 2016 graduation season.
Last year's ongoing student protests saw the traditional year-end December graduation season pared down to focus on postgraduate qualifiers. It is expected that 28 doctoral degrees will be awarded in this round of graduation, specifically scheduled for students who could not graduate or who graduated in absentia last December.
Registrar Royston Pillay said, “We congratulate our students for reaching such an important milestone in their university careers. We are especially proud of our students who are graduating with postgraduate degrees. The findings of their theses will help improve the lives of many in our communities.”
First up today, 1 May, were graduands from the faculties of Engineering & the Built Environment and Health Sciences.
Special awards and guests
The graduation week will include several special awards and guests:
See pictures from social media:
The first #UCTGrad2017 ceremony has come to a close. Congratulation to all our EBE graduates. pic.twitter.com/5A84g2FhyO— UCT (@UCT_news) May 1, 2017
Watch the recorded ceremonies:
Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment, 1 May at 10:00
Faculty of Health Sciences, 1 May at 15:00
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