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Postgraduate Health Sciences Student Council (PG HSSC)

Postgraduate Health Sciences Student Council (PG HSSC)

“Dedicated to serving as the representative body for post-graduate students by
networking, and connecting the students to the Health Sciences Faculty”


Our mission | The 2019/2020 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 2019/2020 Committee

 

Moses Isiagi
Chairperson
Petronella Ncube
Vice chair
Max Spies
Vice Chair and Marketing
     
Darien Schell
Secretary
Kristy Winkler
Secretary
Claire Bellis
Treasurer
     
Nadine Kocerhan
Marketing Portfolio
Philip Dambisya
Academic Portfolio
Caryn Rajh
Academic Portfolio
     
Mihlali Vuyo Mlaza
Head of Mac & Social Portfolio
Fadheela Patel
Student Affairs Portfolio
Paballo Mosala
Student Affairs Portfolio
     
Saif Khan
International Students Portfolio
Bronte Davies
Head of Social Responsiveness
Thandeka Mazubane
Social Responsiveness
     
 
Olivia Wimberley
Research Ethics Portfolio
Temwani Chalwa
MAC & Social Portfolio
 
     

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): Bar, braai and seminar facilities for 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. 
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