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Campus communications


From the VC's Desk

2017

First quarter

DATE

SUBJECT

16 February
Reflecting on the Shackville protests a year ago
16 February
Financial appeals process for 2017
7 February
Negotiations for 2017 salary increases
1 February
Prof Feris reports on the Rapid Response Task Team
27 January
First meeting of the IRTC Steering Committee
13 January
Clarity on effects of protest and setting up the IRTC steering committee
13 January
Death of a colleague

 

2016

Fourth quarter

DATE

SUBJECT

23 December
Year-end greeting
15 December
Death of a colleague
15 December
2016 Collaborative Educational Practice Awards
13 December
Death of a colleague
7 December
Presentation to the Commission for Gender Equality
6 December
Prof Petersen appointed UFS Vice-Chancellor
2 December
Date and venue correction: Invitation to discussion on principle and implementation possibilities of fee-free higher education
1 December
Invitation to discussion on principle and implementation possibilities of fee-free higher education
25 November
Letter to 2017 UCT applicants, parents and sponsors
23 November
UCT establishes Rapid Response Task Team
14 November
Appointment of new DVC in the Transformation portfolio
10 November
Further details on UCT–student agreement
9 November
Prof Sakhela Buhlungu appointed VC for the University of Fort Hare
4 November
December time-off for staff
25 October
Update on Senate, interim interdicts and arrests by SAPS
25 October
UCT staff and students permitted to join Parliament protests, Wednesday, 26 October
25 October
Update on executive appointments and changes in SLG and SETT
20 October
Update on recent events, Thursday 20 October 2016
18 October
From UCT’s Vice-Chancellor:
Commitment to completing the 2016 academic year

(Letter to parents, guardians and sponsors)
18 October
Commitment to completing the 2016 academic year
15 October
From UCT’s Vice-Chancellor:
Further details on completing the 2016 academic year

(Letter to parents, guardians and sponsors)
15 October
Further details on completing the 2016 academic year
14 October
From UCT’s Vice-Chancellor:
UCT to resume 2016 academic year on Monday, 17 October 2016

(Letter to parents, guardians and sponsors)
14 October
UCT to resume 2016 academic year on Monday, 17 October 2016
12 October
From UCT’s Vice-Chancellor:
Update on unfolding events at UCT

(Letter to parents, guardians and sponsors)
12 October
Update on unfolding events at UCT
7 October
UCT campus will be closed on Monday, 10 October
6 October
From UCT’s Vice-Chancellor:
The way forward to completing the 2016 academic year

(Letter to parents, guardians and sponsors)
6 October
The way forward to completing the 2016 academic year
4 October
VC thanks community and urges continued operations
3 October
Students to note disciplinary code
3 October
Classes and university operations resume 3 October 2016
(Letter to parents, guardians and sponsors)
2 October
Classes and university operations resume 3 October 2016

 

Third quarter

DATE

SUBJECT

30 September
Chairperson of UCT Council calls for reopening of academic programme on 3 October 2016
28 September
VC’s plea to reopen UCT
25 September
VC message to parents, 25 September 2016
(Letter to parents, guardians and sponsors)
25 September
Message to campus, 25 September 2016
19 September
Invitation to join picket at parliament on 22 September 2016
19 September
Message to campus
08 September
Update on Executive Positions
28 August
Vice-Chancellor comments on fee issue
25 August
You are invited to the Annual Wellness Fair
24 August
Introducing the UCT Plus initiative
17 August
Curriculum Change Working Group
11 August
Call for Teaching Development Grant applications 2016
29 July
New UCT Council members
22 July
Withdrawal of invitation to speaker of TB Davie Academic Freedom Lecture

 

Second quarter

DATE

SUBJECT

 23 June
Council agrees to change name of Jameson Hall
 22 June
UCT Teaching and Learning Conference 2016 - call for abstracts
 21 June
Insourcing Update
 31 May
Incentivised Early Retirement and Voluntary Separation offers
 28 May
Disciplinary action, interdicts and unlawful activities
 23 May
First quarterly report of the Sexual Assault Response Team is available
 20 May
Passing of Mr Peter Flandorp
 19 May
Austerity measures and costs savings
 10 May
UCT Award for Collaborative Educational Practice 2016
 07 May
VC’s first Open Lecture of 2016 focuses on children’s rights
 23 April
Assistance is available to help prevent suicide
 15 April
UCT is committed to responding to sexual violence on campus
 12 April
Ad hominem academic promotions
 11 April
Update on engagement and discussion around the display of art on campus
 5 April
Council ratifies DISCHO review recommendations

 

First quarter

DATE

SUBJECT

 30 March
Naming of Buildings
 24 March
Resignation of Professor Walter Baets from GSB
 22 March
The Distinguished Teachers Award Selection Committee
 14 March
Austerity measures at UCT
 11 March
On transformation: looking back at 2015
 25 February
UCT Engaged Scholarship Programme 2016
 24 February
Importance of keeping UCT open for debate
 24 February
Campus Update on recent developments
 22 February
Thank you from VC to UCT staff
 16 February
UCT committed to a safe study and work environment
 16 February
Campus Update
 16 February
Announcing the School of Design Thinking at UCT
 11 February
Appointment of special assistant to DVC Petersen
 09 February
Update on private security on campus
 06 February
Update about accommodation
 04 February
Important notice
 04 February
Avenue House
 04 February
21st Century support for research
 31 January
Use of private security companies
 29 January
Vice-Chancellor's Campus Update
 25 January
UCT plans to deal with historic debt
 15 January
Appointment of new DVC in the Research portfolio

2015

Fourth quarter

DATE

SUBJECT

 31 December
Appointment of new Dean of Commerce at UCT
 28 December
Letter to 2016 UCT applicants' parents and fee payers
 24 December
Letter to 2015 UCT parents and funders of students
 24 December
Letter to 2015 UCT students
 17 November
Letter from the vice-chancellor on sexual violence
 17 November
Appointment of new Dean of Health Sciences at UCT
 11 November
Vice-Chancellor's Campus Update
 08 November
Statement by the University Council
 08 November
UCT commitment to completing exams
 07 November
Vice-Chancellor's Campus Update
 01 November
Statement from the Executive on the Interdict and Police action on campus
 31 October
Video message from the VC
 25 October
Council discussion of 24 October 2015
 22 October
UCT today: Bulletin 2
 22 October
UCT today and exams

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