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Societies' Helpdesk

The Helpdesk is the immediate interface that students have with the Department of Student Affairs. It is the location for students to make general inquiries and join societies. It is the place where student organisations can hire equipment, get their mail, get general support for their societies. They can also make applications for the Student Travel Fund, Societies' Travel Assistance Fund, Societies' Publication Fund and the Student Fund for Visiting Speakers. The Helpdesk can also fax documents and do small scale printing for the societies.

The Helpdesk also allocates lockers annually for use by student organisations. Societies can query this with the Helpdesk Assistants.

The Helpdesk is on Level 5, Steve Biko Students' Union building on Upper Campus.

Equipment hire

The Societies' Helpdesk rents out equipment to recognised student societies and organisations in order to support student events and programmes. Projectors, projector screens and PA systems are available for rental that is run through each society's administrative grant.

Bookings can be made through the Societies' Helpdesk. Societies and Development Agencies will not be required to pay rental fees, while all other student organisations will be required to pay a small fee. A deposit will be made upon booking items, which will be refunded unless the booking is cancelled less than 48 hours before the event.

It is important to note that students will be held responsible for all equipment used.

Equipment may be booked through the Helpdesk Assistants.

SRC Press

The SRC Press produces publications and print media for all student societies and organisations. It is an easy and convenient alternative to off campus printing or normal printing services on campus. All printing is run through the society administrative accounts furthering its convenience.

The press produces high quality black and white and colour printing, offers basic design advice, produces various page sizes and can produce basic booklets. It is important that media is submitted with sufficient time to produce the necessary required output.

If you have queries for the SRC press please contact Manie Fagan.

The SRC Press is located in 5.19, Level 5, Steve Biko Students' Union building.

Societies Centre

The Societies Centre is a computer centre that has been specifically designed around the needs of the University's societies. Every society has a unique username and password and all administration and costs are run through the societies account rather than a student's account.

The centre is open during office hours and is exclusively for societies work. The centre has been equipped with a printer for small scale society printing and the computers in the societies centre have software necessary for basic design projects and office administration.

The Societies' Centre may be accessed from the Helpdesk.

The Societies' Centre is located in 5.17, Level 5, Steve Biko Students' Union building.

Venue hire

Student Organisations are entitled to book venues on the university campuses through the UCT Venues Management. Venue bookings can be made by emailing the details of the event, the number of attendees, date and time to UCT Venue Booking.

Contact us

Societies Helpdesk
Level 5
Steve Biko Students' Union

Tel: 021 650 3541


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