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Friday, 27 February 2015

Study tips for new students

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Student life is exciting, but it can also be bewildering – especially when it comes to the actual work. Here are some tips to help you navigate the challenges and make the most of your student experience.


Prize–winning tips for writing clearly

Megan McClarenAs new students flex their writing skills at the start of the academic year, Meg McLaren's words of advice are handy: lucid writing begins with lucid thinking. And as winner of this year's Keswick Prize for Lucidity, Meg knows a thing or two about writing clearly – and avoiding academic obfuscation.


What to do when the power goes off

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Loadshedding is a reality for at least the next six months. Here are some guidelines to help you know what to do when the power goes off.


Nurturing young entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship Olympiad

The School Entrepreneurship Olympiad, a partnership between the School Entrepreneurship Trust (SET) and UCT, recently brought together learners from 16 schools around Cape Town for a competition and conference aimed at nurturing a sense of entrepreneurship amongst youth.


South Africa is the destination of choice for the University of Oslo

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Norway's largest public institution of research and higher learning, the University of Oslo (UiO), has identified South Africa as a key strategic partner for increased future collaboration. To further this goal of building a closer relationship, a delegation from the university visited South Africa in early February.


Dr Max Price welcomes parents to campus

Parent Orientation

Vice-Chancellor Dr Max Price warmly welcomed new parents to the UCT community at the annual parent orientation that took place at Jameson Hall on Saturday 31 January and Monday 2 February 2015 – and encouraged them to get actively involved in the life of the university.


Latest Newsbyte

Click to visit the latest Byte-size newsIkeys trounce Madibaz in Varsity Cup home game

Fifth-ranked UCT's Ikey Tigers picked up their first win of the season scoring 40-13 against Nelson Mandela University's Madibaz. The home game was part of the third round of the Varsity Cup rugby competition. After the team's draw against Stellenbosch's Maties and loss to Potchefstroom's TUKS, many are seeing this as a stellar come-back.

Proud Ikeys coach Kevin Musikanth adds: "NMMU are a good side and never stopped playing, despite at one stage being more than three scores behind, which is testament to the quality of the Varsity Cup".

He cautioned against any thinking that the Madibaz hadn't played a good game, "I thought the boys really put in a sterling performance. Taking into account that we have a young squad, I think there really was great effort from the team."

Caption: Lihleli Xoli (UCT-13) attacks with ball in hand. Courtesy of SASPA.

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