The Distinguishing UCT Campaign aims to grow the varsity's general endowment

The University of Cape Town's (UCT) annual alumni phonathon takes place this year from July to 11 August.

The phonathon is a chance for alumni to catch up with current students, find out about life on campus, discuss their experiences at- and after UCT, and even share study tips and career advice.

Dr Russell Ally, Executive Director of the Development and Alumni Department says the prime purpose of the campaign is to provide opportunities to students from disadvantaged background to attend UCT and also support research at the university through the funds they will raise.

The message we really want to put out there is that UCT is poised to become an even better university.

Dr Russell Ally, Executive Director of the Development and Alumni Department

We're open to students across the continent. We have more students coming to UCT now more than ever before from outside South Africa.

Dr Russell Ally, Executive Director of the Development and Alumni Department

Our academic strive is also increasingly diverse.

Dr Russell Ally, Executive Director of the Development and Alumni Department

The Distinguishing UCT campaign, the university’s flagship fundraising drive, is an ambitious project that aims to grow the institution’s unrestricted endowment from its current value of around R633 million, to R1 billion, by the end of 2019.

For more information visit: www.distinguishinguct.uct.ac.za

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This article first appeared on 702 : The Distinguishing UCT Campaign aims to grow the varsity's general endowment


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