University of the Western Cape Registrar

University of the Western Cape Registrar

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The Registrar is responsible for the enrolment cycle of students at an institutional level, the external assurance of academic programme approval, accreditation and registration as well as the establishing and maintaining of student administrative and management information systems. Other support departments and functions within the Registrar’s Portfolio include institutional archives, records management and administration, the compilation of institutional calendars and class and examination time-tables, compliance office of the regulatory frameworks and record keeping of agreements and contracts.

Key Focus:

Academic Administration

Student Enrolment: Applications, Selections, Registration, Student records, Examinations, Promotions and Graduation

Qualifications Register: Accreditation with SAQA, HEQC, Alignment and auditing of qualifications database

Official Publication on Academic matters: Yearbooks, Calendars

Documents Records and Archiving

Student Contact Centre

Committee Administration

Council and its sub-committees

Senate and its sub-committees

Institutional Forums

Legal Matters

Acts, Statutes, Standing Orders of Committees, Legal Agreements

Academic Policies and Rules

Access to Information

Application for permission to conduct research on campus

International Exchange Agreements and other contractual matters (record keeping)

Strategic Focus:

Within the Registrar’s portfolio, the strategic focus is: Professional academic and administrative support services with the goal to strategically attract and retain and enable the development of students in line with UWC’s vision and mission.

Enrolment management and student development (growth strategy)

Create vibrant institution of higher learning through effective leadership, management and governance

Maintain critical teaching and learning environment offering programmes of the highest quality

Strategic Human resources management and employment equity

Enhance UWC’s standing and profile through integrated communication and marketing


To improve awareness and knowledge of administrative policies, rules and procedures

To align central and faculty administration

To improve quality assurance and risk management of the enrolment processes

To improve planning and coordination of schedules administrative events

To develop benchmarks for professional service and a common values framework

To create a conducive physical environment for professional service delivery

To identify and support students at risk to optimise retention and success

Our values are:



Professionalism and continuous improvement

Team work and open communication

Shared vision