May 2018
Issue 04
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Letter from the Dean

2018 is going to be a year of many leadership transitions at UCT. We will say goodbye to VC, Dr. Max Price and welcome in our new VC, Prof. Phakeng. It has been a great privilege to be Dean over 5 years of Dr. Price’s tenure. I have learned a great deal from him about leadership in tough times. We also have welcomed DVC A/Prof. Lange and we look forward to her leadership.  There are also a number of Deans who have stepped down and new Deans who will be coming in. My term as Dean will come to an end on the 31st of August and the recruitment process has started for a new Dean of CHED.  We also said farewell to David Casey, Director of Careers Service, whose commitment and drive will be sorely missed. While changes of leadership are not easy, they are good opportunities for new ways of thinking and acting. We have had several years of introspection, review, and developing high level strategic plans. It’s time to turn these into plans of action so that we can look back in 5 years’ time and see significant improvements in addressing our teaching and learning challenges. 

Earlier this year, CHED's website got a fresh new look. Take a look to find out more about CHED's activities.   A special Summer School lecture series gave learners from UCT’s Schools Improvement Initiative’s (SII) 100UP programme a taste of campus life – and the experience of learning simply for the joy of knowledge.   Did you know that we're on Facebook? Follow us to get the latest news about CHED and higher education.
Careers turns 50

The Careers Service celebrates its 50th birthday this year! Visit their website to read about their origins in 1968 and view archival Careers Service photographs and documents.


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