|Studying in the quietness of the library.|
2013 was a busy year and, according to Associate Professor Maano Ramutsindela who, along with departmental librarian, Mrs Shaada Reddy, is responsible for the annual research audit, the department's most prolific year ever in terms of research outputs. In addition, there were no less than eight Ph.D. graduations during the year to go along with many successful Masters degrees. There is no time to waste, however, and the department is already back in full swing as the 2014 academic year gets underway.
|Students attending lectures.|
Enrolments for undergraduate classes remain very strong and the third year courses in Environment & Sustainability and Environmental Change and Challenge have more than seventy students each. The number indicates that we will once again this year have a high number of applicants for places on the Honours programme.
Professor Sue Parnell has just been informed that she is elected as a Fellow of the Society of South African Geographers. The award is in recognition of outstanding and sustained contributions to research in Geography and will be awarded at the biennial conference of the Society which will take place at the University of Fort Hare East London campus in late June this year.
|Professor Sue Parnell, an elected Fellow of the Society of South African Geographers.|
2014 promises to be yet another hectic year in the life of this bustling department, with a full programme of research seminars, the annual postgraduate symposium and a host of departmental research visitors. August will also see the completion of the departmental external review, with a panel of experts already appointed to review the teaching, research, governance and social responsiveness activities of Environmental & Geographical Science.
Head of Department Mike Meadows says he is confident that 2014 will be another very busy but successful year for the department and he, along with the other academic staff and students, is looking forward to seeing Environmental & Geographical Science at UCT go from strength to strength.