ELC Social Programme
Cape Town is full of great places to see and things to do. At ELC we have a dedicated Social Programme Coordinator, who schedules a number of trips and activities every week which are displayed on this page, and on the notice board where students can sign up to attend. If students have ideas, or if there is anything they think we should be doing and places we should be going, we encourage them to talk to us and let us know so we can make sure they make the most of their stay in Cape Town.
As a UCT student you are also welcome to attend a wide range of UCT events and public lectures. This includes theatre performances and art exhibitions run by our neighbouring departments on Hiddingh Campus.
Unleashing the New Global University #4
24/08/2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pmFree
Postgraduate researchers: can we rethink the international experience?
What are the markers of a truly enriching postgraduate experience? From a global north perspective, being able to travel abroad to access resources and expertise from elsewhere in the globe, create new networks and build a CV have been almost taken for granted and a central tenet of the postgraduate experience. Postgraduates in the global south have had far fewer opportunities for mobility. The COVID-19 pandemic has ended international travel for all postgraduates, creating an opportunity to stop and think: can we make the postgraduate international experience more equitable by going virtual? In this challenging conversation, we explore what will be lost and gained if postgraduates gain an international experience as deskchair travellers.