UCT Open Day and other updates

24 April 2019

Dear students and colleagues

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

1. UCT Open Day

The annual UCT Open Day takes place on Saturday, 4 May. Although Open Day extends from 10:00 until 15:00, preparations will start on campus from 07:00 and the day’s activities will end around 17:00.

Exhibits are planned along University Avenue South, so staff and students are requested to park in the area to the south of the Centlivres Building. University Avenue South will be clear for vehicle traffic after 17:00 on the day.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

2. Inaugural Lecture: Professor Shadreck Chirikure

Professor Shadreck Chirikure, director of the Archaeology Materials Laboratory and head of the Department of Archaeology at UCT, will present the second Vice-Chancellor’s Inaugural Lecture of the year. The lecture, which will be hosted at the beginning of Africa Month, is titled: “Why does ‘success’ continue to elude contemporary Africa? Some insights from deep history and archaeology”.

The lecture will take place on 3 May at 17:00 in the Kramer Law Building, Middle Campus, Lecture Theatre 1 (not Lecture Theatre 2 as incorrectly stated in a previous communication).

Please confirm your attendance online by Monday, 29 April. For further information, please email or phone 021 650 4847.

3. ICTS scheduled maintenance

Please note that there will be an Information and Communication Technology Services (ICTS) scheduled maintenance slot from 09:00 until 17:00 on Sunday, 28 April. Unless advised to the contrary, do not expect any ICT services to be available for the duration of the maintenance slot.

Please remember to consult the scheduled ICTS maintenance slots for 2019 before planning any teaching, conferences, meetings, etc that require ICT services.

4. Reminder: RADC call for new funding proposals

UCT’s Residence Academic Development Committee (RADC) is calling for new funding proposals for the Living and Learning programmes. The RADC is grounded in a collaboration protocol between residences and faculties. The purpose of the Living and Learning programmes is to further establish a way of bridging the gap between faculties and residences to foster student success and provide a quality academic experience to students living in residence. For further information, please contact Tatenda Gundani, GNDTAT001@myuct.ac.za.

5. Teaching awards

Nominations for the 2019 National Excellence in Teaching and Learning Awards – the most prestigious South African awards in teaching and learning – are now open. The 2019 call for nominations is broader than usual and is not limited to the winners of the university’s own teaching awards.


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