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5 August 2020
IEASA CoP Webinar Wednesday 5 August 2020

(Published - 28 July 2020)

Dear colleagues and students

Warm greetings to you.

Please join us and engage on the challenges / opportunities for International full degree students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The intention of this webinar, coordinated by the Western Cape IEASA Community of Practice (CoP), is to be informed and have our practices / processes invigorated by the perspective of students.

Attached is the recent IEASA Position Paper to create context for this and ongoing cooperation within the WC CoP.

Postgraduate students & support staff are encouraged to join in shaping the services and role we contribute within higher education.


1. Welcome and brief introductions
2. presentation from each of the four universities
3. contributions from participants (Q&A)
4. summary and close


UWC doctoral student Evans Sakyi Boadu will present a perspective as an international full degree student: " Everybody is going through something right now: Covid-19 and international students." Evans proposes to speak to the challenges, responses and the way forward.
SU: SU colleagues and their SRC International Student representative will share some of their experiences and ways in which SU has responded to the concerns and issues faced by International full-degree students during the COVID crisis . The SU team will also discuss challenges in providing support and advice to students in making critical decisions regarding their academic programmes and return to campus”.
UCT: A brief overview of UCT's targeted support for international students during COVID-19: Lessons, challenges and the way forward.
CPUT: to be advised.


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