Where to work on campus

There is a Humanities Postgraduate Commons lab in Neville Alexander (automatic access for postgraduate student cards).

Masters and PhD students may also work in the Research Commons in the Library. Apply for access in the Library. 


UCT Library

Humanities Principal Librarian & English Subject Librarian

Alexander d’Angelo

Tel: 021 650 4475 / 021 650 5944

Email: Alexander.Dangelo@uct.ac.za

See also the English Literature Library Guide.


Savvy Researcher Series

The Savvy Researcher Series offers short seminars to postgraduate students that explore topics related to research and academic success. Topics range from academic writing skills to reference management software and research data management.


UCT Writing Centre

Tel: 021 650 5021

Address: Steve Biko Level 6


(Bookings can be made online)


Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED)

The CHED provides a range of resources for postgraduate students. Read more.

In particular, the Language Development Group offers short online and blended courses for postgraduates in collaboration with other CHED departments. For more information about these courses and other research writing resources visit the Research Writing Pathways platform.


UCT Disability Service

Tel: 021 650 2427

Address: Room 4.03, Level 4, John Day Building, Upper Campus



UCT Postgrad Hub

General administrative and other guidance relating to postgraduate studies at UCT.


The Faculty of Humanities website also has a comprehensive list of other useful resources. If you need to speak to someone directly, get in touch with the Humanities Student Development Officer, Bhavani Krishna. To request an appointment, please contact Ms Mandy Geldenhuys, the administrative officer at the unit, on mandy.geldenhuys@uct.ac.za.