Exams under way and other updates

30 May 2019

Dear students

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


1. Exams under way

Mid-year examinations started on Thursday, 23 May 2019. A total of 16 575 students will write 578 papers. The total number of students only reflects exams scheduled through the Exams Office. There are faculties and departments that host exams internally, including the Faculty of Health Sciences. The last exams will be written on Friday, 14 June 2019. Vice-Chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng and the Leadership Lekgotla have wished all students writing exams the best of luck.

2. Jammie Shuttle for exam period


The Jammie Shuttle timetable is different during term and vacation times.
Due to the large number of students and staff making use of the late-night shuttle during the exam period, a decision was made to add another bus to the service. There is now a clockwise (North Stop) and an anti-clockwise (South Stop) service that runs throughout the night. This is effective immediately.


3. Call for naming of buildings proposals

The Vice-Chancellor has invited the UCT community to submit proposals to the Naming of Buildings Committee (NoBC) for the renaming of buildings that are currently named and the naming of buildings that are not currently named, such as the New Lecture Theatre. The NoBC has resolved to extend the deadline for proposals to 17:00 on 30 June 2019 and will make a final recommendation on naming/renaming to Council after comments, based on specific criteria, have been considered. Proposals should be sent to namingproposals@uct.ac.za. Please note that the committee will likely receive many proposals and as such it might not be possible for them to reply to all emails received.


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