Dear students and colleagues
This campus announcement aims to inform members of the University of Cape Town community about:
1. UCT Women’s Day event
Women’s Month is an important time to reflect not only on how women have helped to build our young democracy but also on how they can be agents of change today. This was the focus of a lunch event hosted by the University of Cape Town last Thursday, 8 August, in the dining hall of Graça Machel residence. Professor Sue Harrison, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Internationalisation, introduced the recipients of five grants, worth a total of R22.5 million over the next five years. Three of these women will receive R1 million per year for five years.
2. UCT mental health support services
Towards the end of last year, the UCT Council approved the Student Mental Health Policy. The Department of Student Affairs, in collaboration with other university stakeholders, initiated the implementation of the policy by realigning the Student Wellness Service to widen access for students and increase the psychological services footprint on campus, in line with primary healthcare principles. This includes the introduction of a triage system and risk assessment sessions as an entry point into services and to ensure that students who require urgent assistance or who are at high risk are identified and referred to the right set of resources without undue delay.
3. UCT News July 2019
In the latest edition of UCT News, the vice-chancellor recaps the university highlights for July 2019, including graduation, the UCT gender-based violence campaign, the Teaching and Learning Conference 2019, and Professor Adam Haupt’s inaugural lecture on exploring hip-hop scholarship in relation to debates about decolonising knowledge.
4. ICTS scheduled maintenance
Please note that Information and Communication Technology Services (ICTS) has scheduled an extended maintenance slot from 08:00 to 17:00 on Sunday, 18 August. 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.
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