Student Wellness Drive and other updates

03 April 2024

Dear students

The Department of Student Affairs (DSA) will host the UCT Student Wellness Drive on 4–5 April 2024 from 09:00 to 15:00 on both days. Read about this and other developments on campus.

1. DSA to host UCT Student Wellness Drive on 4-5 April 2024

On Thursday, 4 April 2024, the Student Wellness Drive programme will take place at Molly Blackburn Foyer at the Plaza on upper campus, while on Friday, 5 April 2024, it will be held at Quad/Courtyard, Barnard Fuller Building, Faculty of Health Sciences.

The wellness drive provides students with an opportunity to embark on a journey towards enhanced well-being and self-care, as the university brings together an array of activities and resources to help students thrive both mentally and physically. It offers a diverse programme designed to help students immerse themselves in a world of wellness.

The well-being of the students is the university’s top priority, and the DSA serves to support students every step of the way. By participating in the Student Wellness Drive, students will have the opportunity to connect with their peers, learn new self-care techniques, and take meaningful steps towards a healthier and more balanced life.

2. Second provisional timetable for mid-year exams published

The UCT Examinations Office has published the second provisional timetable for the mid-year examination cycle. Students can view their timetable on the exams page.

Any requests for amendments must be sent to the relevant academic department for consideration by the HoD. UCT wishes students all the best ahead of exams!

3. CPS heightening efforts following two off campus incidents

Campus Protection Services (CPS) has worked with the relevant crime prevention agencies to heighten efforts around lower Burg Street following two recent off campus crime incidents.

the past few days, CPS has been notified of two separate incidents of assault which took place off campus at the lower Burg Street subway off Main Road, just opposite the Baxter Theatre. The survivors were both female and had been walking alone.

CPS calls on all UCT students and staff to exercise caution and to avoid walking alone off campus, particularly in the late afternoon and after dark.

The safety of the UCT community is top priority and CPS appeals to everyone to walk in groups and to be aware of their surroundings. If you feel unsafe, call the CPS 24-hour toll-free number on 080 650 2222.

4. Upcoming UCT Summer School courses

The Centre for Extra-Mural Studies will host a number of interesting Summer School courses between April and June 2024. The courses will cover a range of interesting subjects such as GenAI, self-publishing, and learning isiXhosa at intermediate level.

Please note that the Cut To The Chase: Screenwriting course has been cancelled.

5. UCT’s autumn flash sale under way

The UCT Clearance Pop-Up Shop’s Autumn Flash Sale, offering incredible discounts of up to 50% off on selected items, is under way.

Whether you are in need of UCT official merchandise, looking to upgrade your wardrobe, or searching for unique gifts, this is the perfect opportunity to grab some fantastic deals. From trendy apparel to stylish accessories and everything in between, there's something for everyone at the UCT Clearance Pop-Up Shop.  

Visit the shop at the Steve Biko Students’ Union Building, Cissie Gool plaza on upper campus. Trading hours are from 10:00 to 15:00 weekdays, excluding public holidays. Prices are valid until 28 June or until stocks last. Payment can be done via debit cards, credit cards or p-cards. 

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