The Department of Archaeology at UCT encourages students and staff to take part in activities that broaden skills in the discipline. 

Conferences and workshops

Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists (ASAPA)
ASAPA is a non-profit organisation that works to establish, maintain, and promote archaeology in southern Africa. It promotes speaker events and hosts an annual conference. 

Southern African Archaeological Student Council
This student society was developed to give students a voice and a platform to express new ideas about the academic and research environment of archaeology. They host an annual Student Day Workshop, as well as other events. 

Seminars and webinars

UCT Archaeology Seminars Series
The Archaeology Department runs an exciting seminar programme with local and international. Seminars are held on Mondays at 13:00 SAST in the Teaching Studio (Room 3.10, Beattie Building, Upper Campus). All are welcome to attend in person, or via online link. Follow @uct_archaeology for more information or subscribe to the Archaeology Department newsletter.

Youth. Heritage. Africa Conversations Series
Heritage is a commonly available resource that is underutilised in creating opportunities, especially by Africa’s youth. Through the monthly Youth.Heritage.Africa Conversations Series, the African Heritage Hub and Research Centre (AHHRC) seeks to connect younger generations with strategies and initiatives that will make Africa’s heritage a source of economic and social opportunity. All are welcome. Webinars are held monthly and via online link.  Subscribe to the Archaeology Department newsletter for more info.

UCT Archaeology Field Club
The AFC discussion group meets every two weeks to discuss select research papers. By analysing the work of others, it aims to improve practice in terms of how research is undertaken and how results are presented. The discussion group is also a platform to share areas that others are grappling with, want to discuss, or need help with. The members of the field club range from second-year students majoring in Archaeology to UCT staff members. Meetings are held in person and via online link. Follow @uct_archaeology for more information or subscribe to the Archaeology Department newsletter.

UCT Open Days
The annual UCT Open Day is aimed at high school learners in Grades 10, 11, and 12, their families and teachers. The event presents the different academic programmes at UCT and what they involve and is vital for supporting young students in making the best study choices. Faculties, academic departments and support departments participate in the event, and activities include: lectures by academic members of staff from the various faculties, sharing information about financial assistance, virtual residence tours, and information about facilities offered on campus.