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PG HSSC

Postgraduate Health Sciences Student Council (PG HSSC)


Our mission | The 2017 Committee | What we doFacilities available


The Postgraduate Health Sciences Student Council (PG HSSC) represents postgraduate students at the faculty level in the form of postgraduate councils and at the university level as an executive committee. These structures participate actively in various faculty and university decision-making bodies.

Our mission

Simply put, our mission as active members of the PG HSSC is to ensure that all the postgraduates that we represent have the most fulfilling time possible for the duration of their studies at the University of Cape Town. This means creating an environment in which collective concerns can be addressed, enabling us to have a say in the decisions made regarding our academic development, as well as creating a strong postgraduate community.

The 2017 Committee
Marlyn Faure Khanyisile Kgoadi Alltalents Murahwa
Chair (Executive)  Vice chair (Executive)
Social Responsiveness Portfolio
PG Task Team Representative
Vice chair (Executive)
Social Responsiveness Portfolio
Hannah-Ruth Engelbrecht Ruth Hartnady Mary Mufford
Secretary (Executive) Secretary (Executive)
Marketing & Communications Portfolio
Treasurer (Executive)
Ardil Jabaroo Dylan Barth Hlengiwe Moloi
Social Responsiveness Portfolio Social Responsiveness Portfolio Social Responsiveness Portfolio
Olivia Matshabane Bupe Mwamba Christopher Currin
Social Responsiveness Portfolio Human Ethics Committee Representative Animal Ethics Senate Representative
Elizabeth Potter Samuel Kariuki Tem Chalwa
Health and Safety Committee Representative
MAC and Social Portfolio
Marketing & Communications Portfolio
Head - Marketing & Communications Portfolio Chair - MAC and Social Portfolio
Marketing & Communications Portfolio
Justin Govender Max Spies Nabeelah Coovadia
Marketing & Communications Portfolio
Honour's Representative
Honour's Representative
MAC & Social
Honour's Representative
Social Responsiveness Portfolio
Transformation Committee Representative
Teaching & Learning Committee Representative
Nerisha Pillay Nici Smuts Nonkululeko Mkwanazi
Teaching & Learning Committee Representative Teaching & Learning Committee Representative Teaching & Learning Committee Representative
Transformation Committee Representative
Prisca Osiki Moses Isiagi Remmy Shawa
PG Task Team Representative
Transformation Committee Representative
International Students Representative General
   
Eddy Zitha    
General    
     

What we do

The PG HSSC continues to be the most active of the faculty councils within the university. Our activities include:

  • The Annual Postgraduate Welcome Function
  • Academic Networking Opportunities
  • Social Functions: MAC Pub Quiz
  • Interdepartmental Soccer Tournaments
  • Kareoke Evenings
  • Wine Tasting Evenings
  • Academic Workshops: Writing, referencing and funding workshops
  • Representation on Faculty and University committees such as: Faculty Board Animal Ethics Committee Human Research Ethics Committee The Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Addressing student issues by accessing the appropriate channels

Facilities available for Postgraduate Students

  • Medical Alumni Club (MAC): The PSC has taken over the running of this club, with the help of sponsorship from Old Mutual, which offers bar, braai and seminar facilities to postgraduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staff. This venue is available for private functions.
    Opening Times: Friday, 4pm-8pm.
  • Postgraduate Computer Centre: sponsored by MSD, this centre has 24 computers for use by postgraduate students at all times - swipe card access is provided for all postgraduate students registered within the faculty. 
  • Postgraduate Suite: Adjoined to the MAC, used for seminars and functions.
  • Wolfson Pavilion: Postgraduate and staff cafeteria.
  • Squash Courts: ideal for a quick game to de-stress during the day
  • Swimming Pool: just down the road at UCT Middle Campus
  • Satellite Postgrad Centre at GSH: for students based at the hospital
  • UCT Jammie Shuttles: for UCT students to the various residences and UCT campuses 
  • Postgraduate Funding Office: catch a Jammie Shuttle to upper campus, (the PGFO is located on level 3 of the Otto Beit Building), where many helpful officers are available to assist you with the acquisition of funding.