UCT’s Media and Social Media unit communicates to internal and external audiences about university programmes, research and the activities of faculties and staff. We work closely with UCT’s executive management in planning the release of news and information to both the UCT community and our diverse external audiences through both traditional and social media.
Our proactive media relations campaign profiles UCT in the local, regional, national, international, professional and specialist media. We publicise events, successes and innovations; write, target and issue news releases; update students on important notices, research developments and campus events; brief journalists; respond to enquiries from journalists, media researchers and social media; and promote UCT staff as expert commentators on TV, radio and social media.
The Media Office regularly issues media releases on the work of the university including its faculties and departments, as well as in response to events that affect the university.
The newsroom has an extensive archive of photographs which can be provided to the media and other university faculties and departments.
The Commercial Development Unit, in the Department of Finance, requires that people who are interested in taking photographs or filming on campus for commercial purposes seek permission from them first. UCT’s Stay&Connect website offers full information for production companies, creative agencies and location scouts who are looking for locations for film and video productions as well as photography assignments. The code of conduct, terms and conditions, rates and an online booking form are available on the Stay&Connect website.