UCT Support Services

UCT Disability Service

The UCT Disability Service works towards the removal of any physical, policy, information and attitude barriers that might prevent students and staff from fulfilling their potential.

In the Steve Biko Students Union building, one floor above the Food Court, in the building next to the main Upper Campus Library, and one floor down from SHAWCO and the Student Societies offices. Access to the 4th floor is via the lift or stairs.

Discrimination & Harassment Office (DISCHO)

The Discrimination and Harassment Office at UCT assists the UCT community in matters such as discrimination, harassment, domestic and sexual violence. We are committed to providing a speedy resolution and confidentiality.

We are available after hours in cases of emergency and can be contacted on 072 393 7824, or find us at The Cottage, Lovers Walk, Lower Campus South.

Careers Service

Careers Service aims to enhance the quality of UCT's graduates and help ensure they are equipped with the skills to compete in a global workplace. We will enable UCT students to make informed choices about their future, fulfil their career ambitions and make a meaningful contribution to the communities in which they live and work.

HIV/AIDS Inclusivity & Change Unit (HAICU)

In an AIDS-competent community, community members work collaboratively to support each other in achieving:

  • sexual behaviour change
  • the reduction of stigma (a key obstacle to effective HIV/AIDS management, often deterring people from accessing prevention and care services)
  • support for people living with AIDS and their caregivers
  • co-operation with volunteers and organizations seeking to tackle HIV-prevention and AIDS-care
  • effective accessing of health services

Student Wellness Service

The Student Wellness Service offers a comprehensive outpatient health service by both medical practitioners and nurses, who are dedicated to helping students to remain healthy, and to make the correct life choices while pursuing their academic goals.

Students are encouraged to seek assistance and guidance as early as possible.

The Upper Campus Clinic will be open from 08h30 to 16h30 daily during term times on Level 6 in the Steve Biko Student Building. 
A Nurse Practitioner is available on a walk-in basis - for more minor complaints.
A Psychologist is available for booked appointments – to be booked through SWS Reception on 021 650 1017.