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The Science Postgraduate Students’ Council (SPSC)

Postgraduate students have a representative forum in the form of the SPSC, which is an annually elected body, elected by postgraduate students in the Faculty. The responsibility of the SPSC is to represent, and communicate, the interests of Science Faculty postgraduate students.

The SPSC comprises one representative from each of the 12 Science Faculty Departments, elected by their fellow postgraduates. The Deputy Dean charged with postgraduate matters is an ex officio member. The Chair of the SPSC represents Science Faculty postgraduate students on a number of Faculty and University-wide committees, including the Dean’s Advisory Committee.


As the Science Postgraduate Students’ Council (SPSC), we are very pleased to welcome new and returning postgraduate students to the Science Faculty. We hope that 2019 will be a successful and enjoyable year for you.

Our mission, as the SPSC, is to assist you in achieving your professional and academic goal by supporting you and providing a variety of events and engagements throughout the year.   Check your email inbox to view notifications of events for for 2019.

We hope that you will also take the opportunity to make use of other resources that are offered outside the Faculty of Science; such as writing workshops organised by the Office for Postgraduate Studies, career advice through the Careers Service office, and funding opportunities through the Postgraduate Funding Office. We also urge you to participate in various societies both in your respective departments and the university at large, in order to ensure that your postgraduate journeys is as meaningful and memorable as possible.

As the council, we wish you all the best with your research, publications, conferences, and submissions and congratulations go to those of you who will be graduating this year.

Your ideas are always welcome! Please email us  with your suggestions or if there is any way we may be of assistance to you.

On behalf of the SPSC, it is a great honour to welcome you all.

Maripa Ledwaba - Chairperson

The Chairperson of the SPSC may be contacted via email: uctspsc@gmail.com 

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Maripa Ledwaba Chairperson
Ibiye Dagogo Deputy Chairperson
Zwidofhelangani Khangale Secretary
Bellinda Monyela


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