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Students: Access, support and success

UCT is committed to supporting both students and staff to ensure they reach their potential. This includes providing access to resources, ongoing support and rewarding success.

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UCT aims for a more diverse student and graduate profile that is representative of the population with higher proportions of black, socio-economically disadvantaged and disabled students.

UCT works to continue to improve educational and psychosocial support for students and to address the unequal schooling of students in a manner that avoids stigmatisation and labelling.

What we are doing

  • Reviewing the academic programme, the academic calendar, the curriculum and assessments to address obstacles to academic success.
  • Increasing financial aid, including aid for students who do not qualify for NSFAS support.
  • Growing the student housing pool by securing off-campus private residences and building a new residence.
  • Addressing student hunger through a task team on food security.
  • Enhancing the university’s mental health policy with additional services, including advocacy and awareness, and investigating the inclusion of traditional practices.

 

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