Staff inclusivity survey and other updates

22 May 2019

Dear colleagues

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

1. Staff inclusivity survey

To broaden inclusivity within the University of Cape Town (UCT) community, the executive is looking into ways to build a sense of community across the institution. As important stakeholders, the staff are asked to take part in a completely anonymous InclusionIndex Staff Inclusivity Survey. To guarantee anonymity and confidentiality, an external service provider, Aephoria, is administering the voluntary survey. On Monday, 20 May 2019, UCT staff with access to email received an email from Aephoria, with the subject line “InclusionIndex 2019 is finally here!” The email includes an individualised link to the survey. The initial phase (20 May to 14 June) involves the completion of an electronic or paper-based survey form in English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the 2019 University of Cape Town (UCT) InclusionIndex Staff Inclusivity Survey.

2. Appointment of DVC: Research and Internationalisation

Professor Sue Harrison has been appointed as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) for Research and Internationalisation with effect from 1 August 2019. While Professor Harrison will only officially commence in her new role on that date, she will in the interim be transitioning from her current role in the Department of Chemical Engineering at UCT.

3. UCT websites and web policies

UCT websites are governed by web policies to manage the university’s online presence and maintain the institution’s reputation and image online. Current and prospective website owners are urged to familiarise themselves with these policies to ensure compliance.

4. UCT TV video production specials

UCT TV is offering two special packages for creating short promotional or educational videos. Please note that the period for the special packages has been extended to June/July. UCT TV produces a wide variety of work, including multi-camera event coverage, short documentaries, promotional videos, training videos and talk shows. For further information, contact the studio producer on or 021 650 3985.

5. Deferred examinations guidelines

Students are advised to read the deferred examinations guidelines carefully and to follow the specified instructions if they intend to apply for a deferred exam. The guidelines must be read in conjunction with the Senate rules on deferred exams (Handbook 3, G27 and 28). For advice about the deferred exam rules or process, please write to or enquire at the Student Records Office in the Masingene Building, Level 4, or phone 021 650 3595. Students are advised not to seek, or act on, advice about the deferred exam procedure or rules provided by other sources.


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