NSFAS roadshow and other updates

01 February 2019 | Campus Announcement

Dear students and colleagues

This campus announcement aims to inform members of the University of Cape Town community about:

1. NSFAS roadshow

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is embarking on a national campaign to assist and advise first-year students with funding-related queries. NSFAS will host a talk with students on Friday, 8 February 2019, from 12:00 to 13:00 in Lecture Theatre 2A in the Robert Leslie Social Science Building on Upper Campus.

2. UCT Food Security Programme

The UCT Food Security Programme, which was introduced last year, resumed on Monday, 28 January 2019. The programme is a collaborative initiative between several departments, as well as student and staff volunteers from across the university. The primary goal of the programme is to address the issue of student hunger.

The UCT Food Security Programme is providing free packed lunches to students in need from Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 14:00 in Room 1.04 on Level 1 of the Robert Leslie Social Science Building on Upper Campus.

The task team is appealing to more staff and student volunteers to assist with the preparation and distribution of the lunch packs.

For further information please contact Edwina Brooks (Edwina.Brooks@uct.ac.za / 021 650 3924) or Chance Chagunda (Chance.Chagunda@uct.ac.za / 021 650 4054).

3. Parent Orientation

The 2019 Parent Orientation programme was successfully held on Saturday, 26 January, and Monday, 28 January, in the Sarah Baartman Hall. The programme is designed to introduce parents, guardians and sponsors of first-year students to the university and familiarise them with the facilities and services that are available on campus. UCT Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng addressed the sessions on both days.

4. Parking discs

Staff and students are advised that the 2018 parking discs remain valid until further notice. The Traffic Office will advise at a later stage when the 2019 discs are ready to be issued. New staff and eligible new students are being issued with temporary discs.


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