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Student Competition 2014

HAICU held a competition for UCT Michaelis School of Fine Art students for a condom packaging cover for condoms suitable for MSM and all sexually diverse populations.

 

Orientation Week 2014, 2015 and 2016

Orientation week plays a strong role in engaging like-minded students into Rainbow UCT. Accompanying the Rainbow UCT orientation over the past two years, were HIV counselling and testing services provided by the TB/HIV Care Association. This gave all students the opportunity to be tested, receive condoms, lube, learn more about services that are relevant to them, and connect with peers on campus.

During the Orientation Week plaza event, a dialogue occurred on Jammie Plaza with celebrities who spoke about the female condom and its use in HIV prevention amongst all populations.

 

Candlelight Memorial Anti-Sexually Diverse and HIV Stigma Event 2014 and 2015

In May each year an institutional space is created that allows the UCT community to reflect on the issue of stigma and the role it has on students. During this campus campaign, UCT senior leadership recommits the University to become an enabling environment that supports all students.

 

Colloquia 2014 and 2015

Contextualising the systemic support on offer to self-identifying students at university – brings to the fore – an institutional tension between academic purpose and the relevance of student support services. These colloquia introduces this tension and begins to deliberate responses that reframe pedagogies; systemic processes; health and wellness services; and peer support networks.

HAICU hosted colloquia that considered challenges at Higher Education that are infused with themes of sexual orientation; gender based violence; stigma; intergenerational trauma. The dialogues questioned the role of HEI's in supporting students who experience some of these factors while at UCT - and how as an institution we should respond.