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Monday, 16 July 2018
Disability Service offices will be temporarily closed

The Disability Service offices will be closed from Monday, 16 July to Wednesday, 25 July 2018 due to the temporary relocation to the John Day Building, while the Steve Biko Students Union building is being renovated. This renovation includes the 4th floor where the Disability Service is currently located.

The closure will allow for the packing, transportation and unpacking of the staff offices, the Disability Service Computer lab, and the Abigail Mlotchwa Dayhouse to the temporary offices.

Staff will endeavour to attend to email queries during this time where possible.

Students and colleagues will be notified once the Disability Service is open again in the new premises. This is anticipated to be on Thursday, 26 July.

Please note that the accessible transport service will continue as per normal. In addition, alternative arrangements for affected staff and students have already been initiated and communicated.

In the event of an emergency, please email Cedric Williams on Cedric.Williams@uct.ac.za

Wednesday, 11 July 2018
2018 Call for Applications for the Klaus-Jürgen Bathe Leadership Programme

The Klaus-Jürgen Bathe Leadership Programme for UCT undergraduate students is now in its fourth year. Launched in November 2014 by the Vice-Chancellor, it is an initiative aimed at producing graduates with outstanding leadership qualities and a strong sense of social justice, who will go on to play leading and significant roles in business, government, industry and civil society in South Africa and on the African continent.

This UCT Programme is open to undergraduate students from all six Faculties of UCT.

We offer full-board scholarships for a period of 2 years. Selected scholars will receive support intended to cover tuition fees, accommodation and living expenses. They will be expected to take the normal courses of their degree programmes, plus two electives aimed at developing leadership skills. In the second year of the fellowship, scholars will spend 6 weeks attached to approved organisations in South Africa, Germany or the USA, gaining exposure to good leadership practices.

The 2018 Call for Applications is now open.

Deadline: 31 August 2018. No late applications will be accepted.

Download the application form...

Friday, 13 July 2018
d-school Foundation Programme Second Semester 2018

The Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking (d-school) is calling for applications for the 2018 second semester Foundation Programme.

The call is open to students who are registered for post graduate degrees/diplomas at UCT or Institutions of Higher Learning in any discipline within Cape Town. The programme will run for 12 weeks on two full days per week (on Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 13 August – 9 November 2018.

The foundation programme is an introduction to design thinking that equips students to work in multidisciplinary teams with project partners around complex challenges. The training will encourage the development of a human-centered mindset in students, and the development of a team culture that is rooted in design thinking’s creative and innovative practices. The foundation programme requires that the teams engage stakeholders in the context of the challenge and develop design proposals that solve problems that emerge.

During the programme, students will be guided by a trained d-school coach. The teams will learn more about their challenge, its context and the importance of being able to understand and act on human needs.

Read more about the Foundation Programme in Design Thinking...

Read about d-school in the Weekend Argus...

Contact Rene for more information...

Monday, 16 July 2018
Free Xhosa Communication Skills Courses for Staff and Students

Register for Masithethe isiXhosa Course for staff offered by the Multilingualism Education Project (MEP) based in the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED).

The course will take place from August to October 2018. It is a 12 session course offered during lunch time and afternoons.

The course covers basic conversation e.g. personal introductions, making friendships, interacting with the community, giving information and making simple requests. The course will also provide you with basic knowledge of the African culture, Xhosa culture in particular. A university certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the course.

If you are interested please reply to Mr Mzi.Mnyatheli@uct.ac.za (021 650 2645) or Nolubabalo.Tyam@uct.ac.za (021 650 5567) for further details and registration forms before 27 July 2018.

Download the registration form...

Wednesday, 10 May 2017
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