Dear colleagues and students
The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) mid-year examinations will get underway from Monday, 29 May until Thursday, 15 June 2023.
Various departments, including the Department of Student Affairs, Properties and Services and the Registrar’s Office, have collaborated in planning the logistical arrangements for the upcoming exam period.
Logistical arrangements have been made in respect of study spaces, security services, UCT Shuttle services, parking, loadshedding and medical assistance.
1. Study spaces during the examination period
The following study spaces have been made available. Please note the various times of availability at each of these spaces.
Please note that examination venues may not be used as study spaces, as these venues need to be prepared for the sessions. These venues will be clearly marked as such.
2. Security services
Campus Protection Services (CPS) officers will be onsite at various venues for the duration of the examination period.
For the evening sessions, additional CPS officers will be deployed along the routes from the examination venues to the shuttle stops and parking areas.
Students who will be using the 24-hour study spaces at night and requiring a CPS officer to escort them to the shuttle stops or parking areas are advised to contact CPS on the applicable contact numbers.
Please note the following safety tips:
3. UCT Shuttle services
The current UCT Shuttle service schedule will remain the same during the examination period.
The UCT Shuttle office can be contacted on 021 650 5289 (between 07:00 and 00:00 during weekdays and 08:30 to 15:00 over public holidays and weekends). For after-hours queries, please contact the CPS control room on 080 650 2222 (toll free).
Students are encouraged to make use of the UCT Shuttle service as the availability of parking spaces can be limited during the examination period.
If you make use of your own vehicle, please ensure that you have the required parking permit.
Temporary parking discs are available for first-year students during examination times only. These can be purchased at the Visitors’ Reception and Information Centre (opposite the Sports Centre) at the entrance to upper campus, as well as at the Traffic Administration Office on upper campus.
Please note the following parking tips:
Please refer to the recently issued campus announcement which shared more specific details on measures in place to mitigate the impact of loadshedding.
In the event of a power outage, please follow the FAQ when moving about campus or using lifts.
Please note the following tips to minimise the impact of loadshedding:
6. COVID-19 health and safety approach
UCT has adopted the following approach for the examination period:
7. Medical assistance
Paramedics will be on standby on campus. Should you require medical attention during an examination, an invigilator will summon the paramedics.
8. General emergency and safety measures at exam venues
In the event of a fire or any other emergency, note the following:
Should there be a need to communicate rapidly during exams, please note that the university will post notices on the following platforms: main website; staff website; students website; Facebook; and Twitter. SMSes may also be sent directly to staff and students as an additional channel for rapid communication.
All staff and students are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the above-mentioned logistical arrangements.
Best wishes to all students during this examination period.
Department of Students Affairs
Properties and Services Department
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