UCT Epic Jobs Expo and other updates

10 August 2023

Dear colleagues and students

The University of Cape Town (UCT) Careers Service will host the flagship UCT Epic Job Expo on Wednesday, 16 August 2023. Read about this and other recent developments on campus.

1. UCT Epic Job Expo

UCT Careers Service will host the UCT Epic Job Expo, a flagship recruitment event for students, on Wednesday, 16 August 2023 from 09:00 to 16:00 at the UCT Sport Centre. The Epic Job Expo is an opportunity for students at all levels of study to have exposure to what is on offer in the world of work, network with future employers or visit the all-day CV lab. Over 80 organisations will attend the event, and 3 400 opportunities will be on offer for students – including bursaries, internships, graduate programmes, and full-time jobs.

For the first time since 2019, UCT Careers Service advertised more than 480 student and graduate opportunities between January and July 2023. This is a strong indication that the graduate job market is strengthening since COVID-19 took a toll on the recruitment of young talent. Students who are still exploring career options are encouraged to take note of the expo tips provided. Attendees can make the most of the experience by using the available resources to prepare for the event, while those who will use the expo to hunt for a job or bursary will find the applications resource useful.

2. UCT course on sexual misconduct now available for students

The UCT’s Office for Inclusivity & Change (OIC) has introduced a course on sexual misconduct for students on the Amathuba platform. The UCT Sexual Misconduct Policy Education self-paced course, seeks to increase understanding of what sexual and gender-based violence is. Included in this course is a view of university disciplinary processes and support services. The course is available in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa.

3. UCT’s SGBV Indaba continuing

The next session in the 2023 UCT Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) Indaba will take place on Thursday, 10 August 2023 from 15:00 to 17:00 at Room 2A, Psychology Department, PD Hahn Psychology Building, Chemistry Lane, Upper Campus, UCT.

The session, “Discourses on Sexual and Gendered Violence”, forms part of a month-long series of events in the indaba hosted by the OIC. It will be presented by Professor Floretta Boonzaier of the UCT Hub for Decolonial Feminist Psychology in Africa; UCT PhD-candidate Kajal Carr; Carla Bernardo of the Centre of Excellence in Food Security at the University of the Western Cape; and Stella Musungu of the OIC.

The event will be followed by the “Navigating mental health among survivors of SGBV: Identifying crucial support for recovery” talk on Tuesday,15 August 2023 from 16:00 to 18:00 at the School of Education, NAB 2E, Neville Alexander Building, UCT Middle Campus. The event will be presented by Nazeema Ahmed of UCT’s Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment; Bhavani Krishna of the Faculty of Humanities; Yumna Seadat of the OIC; and Dr Rita Soliman of the Special focus in Forensic & Therapy Services.

The UCT SGBV Indaba was curated with multivocality and interdisciplinarity in mind. This is so that UCT hears from various voices that seldom find expression in one space. The indaba will draw from multiple disciplines to interrogate the university’s current practices.


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