I hope that you are well and enjoying greater contact teaching at the University of Cape Town (UCT). It gives me great pIeasure to announce the launch of Phambili. Phambili is a general self-development programme aimed at supporting student academic recovery.
We are aware that the last two years have presented many challenges for learning, teaching and student achievement. Phambili has been designed by the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED) education specialists to support students to get back on the path to academic success.
This programme supplements general and discipline specific support provided by the Faculties. For FECR (Progression requirements not met but allowed to continue) and RACC (Concession from Readmissions Appeals Committee to continue) students in the faculties of Commerce, Engineering & the Built Environment, and Health Sciences attendance in this programme is obligatory. Students in the remaining faculties have different programmes of support but they might in some cases also be referred to Phambili.
The programme is optional for students coded FECC (Concession from Faculty Exams Committee to continue) at the end of 2021.
The programme has three primary aims:
The programme’s objectives are to:
The programme will have two activities per term:
Plenaries and peer facilitated group sessions
Programme (term 1 confirmed, term 2 TBD)
There will be a live orientation event for Phambili in Beattie 114 from 17:30 to 18:30 on Tuesday, 8 March 2022.
The venue has limited capacity but the event will be live streamed.
Please register online for the programme. Places in the venue will be allocated on a first come first served basis and other attendees will be sent a link to the live event.
Queries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to this programme supporting you in your studies.
Associate Professor Lis Lange
Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning
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