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We hope that this website will give you a real sense of what the Education Development Unit is about, whether you are considering applying to the unit, or if you are already in the unit.We are a vibrant ‘family’, providing a ‘home-away-from-home’ where we provide a shared environment where you will be supported to maximise your chance of getting your degree and acquiring a range of graduate attributes and qualities that will stand you in good stead in your life, as well as your career.Our aim is to be part of the development of well-rounded students who will acquire the appropriate skills to excel academically and contribute meaningfully to the growth and development of South Africa. Read more ...

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Teacher’s assistant Lavhelesani Netshilindi
09 May, 2017

Education Development Unit (EDU) alumnus Lavhelesani Netshilindi has gone from strength to strength since moving through the unit. Now she is finding joy in giving back.

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Where passion and compassion meet
21 April, 2017

As the oldest of seven children, the pressure was on for Malilimalo Phaswana when he decided to pursue a degree in actuarial science at UCT.

Upon his arrival, he heard about a programme that provided extra training and support. Given the difficulty of his chosen course, the decision to enter the Education Development Unit (EDU) was a no-brainer.

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EDU commerce lecturer presents at NAPP
28 February, 2017

The New Academic Practitioners’ Programme (NAPP) run by the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) provides opportunities for new academics at UCT to develop as educators, researchers and members of the university community. ADP participated in the residential part of the programme that took place from 25 to 27 January at the Mont Fleur Conference Centre close to Stellenbosch. - See more at:

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