At this time of the year, many students become worried about the possibility of being excluded from UCT. Careers Service would like to help reduce that anxiety by offering some practical steps to follow should you suspect that you may be or are excluded.
To this end, we offer the following helpful information and steps to follow.
- If you think that you may be excluded, do not wait for the official communication to act, as it may be too late to access certain UCT support services
- Check your UCT email address for any official communication from UCT and your faculty during the holidays
HERE ARE SOME STEPS TO FOLLOW IF YOU THINK YOU MAY BE EXCLUDED (READ TO THE END):
- Click here for very helpful information for student support in preparation for readmission appeals.
- SRC and student faculty councils have assisted with readmission appeals in the past. Check your emails and social media accounts for possible information.
- Whether a readmissions appeal is feasible for you to consider or not, you may find it helpful to reflect on the following questions:
- Am I in the right faculty or course?
- Do I need to consider transferring to a different faculty or another university or a technical and vocational training institute?
- If I cannot study next year, what other options do I need to consider?
- Consider finding work. Below are some useful links to do so:
- https://www.lulaway.co.za/register/ Youth employment engine across all provinces. WhatsApp 065 327 8274 to register and send CV
- Home - SAYouth (datafree.co)
- YearBeyond only in the Western Cape
- CareerBox - Home
- CapaCiTi - Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative
- Shadow Careers prepares and provides you with a cost-free career
- Consider studying part-time or later
Many people work and study simultaneously to fulfil their career goals. Others decide to pass the courses they failed elsewhere and reapply to UCT thereafter. It may even be helpful to take a gap from studying and reflect on exactly what your next move should be.
- Book a one-to-one session (virtual or face to face) with a careers development consultant by clicking here. If no slots are available, please feel free to ask a question.
TAKE NOTE: Our Careers Service office is closed on Friday, 23 December 2022 and re-opens on Thursday, 5th January 2023.
OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES AVAILABLE:
- Reach out to Student Wellness Services (SWS) if you need mental health support by booking here.
SWS clinics and services are open on weekdays 08h30-16h30 and not on public holidays. Only the 24-hour telephonic counselling services are available on public holidays and afterhours.
During office hours (08h30–16h00):
Phone 021 650 1020 for assistance from the Student Wellness Service Hotline.
- For medical emergencies, phone 010 205 3010 (ER24 UCT collaboration).
For mental health emergencies, phone 0800 24 25 26 (toll-free) or text 31393 for a call-me-back (UCT Student Careline)
Find other useful information on the SWS website.
- South African Depression and Anxiety Group 0800 567 567 South African Depression and Anxiety Group (sadag.org)
- Lifeline 0861 322 322 Home (lifelinesa.co.za)
IF YOU ARE BEING EXCLUDED FOR FINANCIAL REASONS, YOU MAY NEED TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
- A student loan, or appeal to Student Financial Aid Office for undergraduates on
Tel: +27 (0)21 650 3545 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Or for postgraduate students contact the Funding Office on:
Tel: +27 (0)21 650 2206 or Email: email@example.com
- Or consider crowdfunding platforms like Home | GoShare (gosharesa.com) or Feenix_student_registration_2022.pdf (uct.ac.za)