UCT’s July 2022 PhD Graduation - Ceremony 1

26 July 2022 | Director Ruairi Abrahams. Videography DIG. Video Edit Ruairi Abrahams.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) celebrated the capping of over 100 doctoral graduates on Friday, 22 July 2022 with the first live and in person PhD graduation ceremony since the start of the global Covid-19 pandemic. The joyous event was held inside the Sarah Baartman Hall and graduates received their degrees during morning and afternoon sessions.

The morning graduation ceremony celebrated PhD graduates from the faculties of Commerce, Engineering & the Built Environment, Law and Science.

The UCT community sends congratulations and well wishes to all PhD students who graduated in July 2022.

Please visit the graduation feature page for stories on some of our inspirational graduates and to view the graduation ceremonies: www.news.uct.ac.za/news/graduation/2022/july/

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PhD Graduation July 2022


The July 2022 PhD candidates graduated on Friday, 22 July 2022 at their faculty’s graduation ceremony as per the published schedule available on the graduation page on the UCT Students website. Ceremonies were livestreamed on the website, and video recordings are now available on this feature page and on UCT’s YouTube channel.

We are excited to see our UCT graduates unleash their potential for a fair and just society. Join in with the celebrations on social media by using the #UCTGrad2022 hashtag.


Our stories: inspirational graduates

The UCT News team has profiled a cross-section of inspirational PhD graduands whose stories have inspired us. To all those we haven’t been able to feature, we’d like to say: each one of you is an inspiration – to your university, your families and your communities. We wish you every success in the future.

#UCTGrad2022 – social media elements

Customised Facebook and Instagram stickers are available on our social media platforms. Watch the tutorial videos here to see how easily you can get your online presence ready to celebrate.

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