Department of Environmental and Geographical Science at UCT Open Day 2017

2 May 2017 - 10:00

The Department of Environmental and Geographical Science puts on an excellent display at UCT’s recent Open Day. As usual we had two stands, with one in Humanities and one in Science, indicative of our student in-take across these two Faculties. We celebrate this disciplinary diversity among our students and both stands received a lot of attention throughout the day.  Items on display reflected our diverse research with a light-detection mechanism which reads stream depth and flow rates, a machine demonstrating how tornados come about and other meteorological equipment, soil cores, a myriad of student posters,  and a spread of recently published books on topics ranging from urban studies to biological resource management. These Open Days are always demanding and we are grateful to the enthusiastic additional support we received from our postgraduate students who assisted staff in setting up stands and answering questions from potential applicants. We look forward to welcoming what looks to be a promising new generation of environmental and geographical scientists at the start of 2018.


EGS MSc student, Lucia Mokubedi, engaging with potential new EGS students on Open Day.


PhD student in EGS, Sharkirudeen Lawal, outlines the entry requirements to a BSc degree in Environmental and Geographical Science to a prospective student at UCT’s Open Day


Rodger Duffett of the Climate Systems Analysis Group, who have their home in the EGS Department, explains climate-related research and career options to a prospective student at UCT’s Open Day.