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Welcome

The Professional Communication Unit (PCU) joined the School of Management Studies in 2004 and is located in the Leslie Commerce Building onthe upper campus.


Introduction to PCU

Over three decades ago (1975) the PCU originated in the Commerce faculty with the aim of preparing students for the communicative demands of their professions. Not only has the faculty grown faster than any other at UCT, now comprising a third of the student body but the communicative demands on the business professional have grown exponentially too. In order to keep up with these demands, Terri Grant, one of the original team of founder members of the PCU and Course Convenor for all Commerce and Computer Science Communication programmes, convenes a host of short and core courses to both under- and postgraduate Commerce and Science students. Read More ...

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UCT researchers honoured at ‘Oscars of science’
30 June, 2017

Four UCT researchers were honoured in the annual NSTF-South32 Awards which took place in Johannesburg last night. The awards, known in the South African research community as the ‘Oscars of science’, recognise and reward excellence in science, engineering and technology, and innovation in South Africa. If the calibre of finalists recognised at the awards is anything to go by, South Africa has a great deal to celebrate.

“The NSTF-South32 Awards offer us an annual opportunity to really celebrate the world-changing work South African researchers achieve,” says UCT Vice-Chancellor Max Price. “Every day, without much fuss and fanfare, these researchers conduct work that changes people’s lives for the better.”


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Parent orientation 2017
20 January, 2017

We welcome parents to the orientation programme for the parents of first-year students who have been made a firm offer of acceptance at UCT for 2017.

This is traditionally a time when parents are introduced to UCT and allows you to familiarise yourselves with how the University operates. It provides information on how the University is structured and explains what students can expect in their first year of study.

Activities include a formal welcome by the Vice-Chancellor in the Jameson Hall; library tours and meeting the faculty deans.


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Prof Grant wins global award
23 December, 2016

Prof Terri Grant, head of the Professional Communication Unit (PCU) in Commerce, has won a global award for her service to the business communication discipline.

The award was announced at the Presidential Awards Dinner at the 81st Annual International Conference of the Association for Business Communication recently in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Dean of Commerce Prof Ingrid Woolard said: “Not only was Prof Grant instrumental in bringing the ABC conference to Africa for the first time, but she is also the first recipient in Africa to win this prestigious award. We are so proud of you.”


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