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A Message from the Deputy Director for Learning & Teaching


A warm and enthusiastic welcome to each and every one of you! As the Deputy Director for Learning and Teaching at the Library, it is my pleasure to extend my heartfelt greetings as you embark on this exciting journey at UWC.

Starting university is a momentous occasion filled with opportunities, challenges, and the promise of intellectual growth. The Library is here to be your partner in this academic adventure, offering a wealth of resources, services, and support to enhance your learning experience.

Here at the Library, we are committed to providing you with the tools you need to succeed. Whether you’re searching for textbooks, delving into research databases, or seeking guidance on information literacy, our dedicated team of librarians and staff are here to assist you every step of the way.

As you navigate through your first year, I encourage you to explore the diverse array of resources available to you. Our comprehensive collection of books, journals, and digital materials awaits your exploration. Additionally, take advantage of our engaging workshops, training sessions, and events designed to enhance your academic skills and enrich your overall university experience.

Remember, the Library is not just a space for books; it’s a hub for collaboration, innovation, and lifelong learning. Feel free to reach out to our friendly team with any questions, and make the most of the opportunities that the Library presents for your personal and academic growth.

Wishing you a year filled with curiosity, discovery, and academic success!

Shehaamah Mohamed

Deputy Director: Learning & Teaching

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