Summer School is a flagship programme of UCT's public education-oriented Centre for Open Learning. It offers the wider public, regardless of educational qualifications, a taste of the range of academic expertise available through UCT. In addition, it brings to Cape Town world-class lecturers in a variety of disciplines. It is the only summer school in Africa, drawing people not only from other parts of the continent, but from as far afield as Canada and Switzerland.
The annual Summer School programme aims to do the following, through a range of short courses:
- Make recent university research available to the general public
- Provide a range of study options drawing on different disciplines
- Stimulate debate about important issues
- Encourage a diverse community of students to enjoy adult study
All courses are for non-degree purposes and involve no examinations. For more information about what is on offer visit the Summer School website.
View video below which talks about the Summer School in 2011 and some of the courses and activities that were on offer.