2019 National Colloquium on Extended Curriculum Programmes

The University of Pretoria (UP), as part of the Foundation SIG, HELTASA, will be to hosting the  2019 Extended Curriculum Programmes Colloquium event on its Mamelodi Campus. The Colloquium will be a part of the 2019 celebration of its decade of offering extended curriculum programmes.


" Three Decades of Foundational Provisioning: Strengthening the Transitions".  


  1. Curriculum Alignment between ECPs and Main Stream
  2.  E-Learning, Language and Information Literacy
  3. Perspectives on programme types
  4. Student Support in ECPs
  5. Staff Capacity Development and Career Paths in ECPs
  6. Curriculum Innovation 
  7. Emerging Perspectives on the Future of ECPs
  8. Student Voice

Call for Abstracts


 Abstract submission opens: 17 April 2019

Abstract submission closes:  12 July 2019


Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words (excluding title and author information).

  • Research articles: Include a theoretical framework, research questions, methodology, findings and conclusion with main message.
  • Practitioner articles: Include issue addressed, what is innovative about your contribution and its importance. Also include findings, if any
  • Do not include references.
  • The organising committee will do document formatting – thus please ensure that all the information requested in the online abstract submission form is completed correctly. Upon confirmation of acceptance of your abstract, we will provide the formatted version of the document to you. You will therefore have the opportunity to comment if amendments are required.

Once your abstract has been accepted, you will receive an email via the Conference Portal that will indicate that your abstract was accepted for the ECP colloquium.

How to submit an abstract

These steps are to be followed only after registration on the website. If not yet registered, click on the link for a guideline on how to create an account . 

Step 1

Log into the website by clicking "LOGIN" in the drop-down list on the far right

Step 2

Click on your name on the far right and click on "My abstracts"

Step 3

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "Upload abstract"

Step 4

Fill in all the required details. Please note that all fields with an asterisk (*) are compulsory.

Step 5

Click on "Submit"

Process after submission

1. The organising committee will review your abstract and reserve the right to accept, suggest changes, reallocate to a different presentation type or decline your abstract. You will receive notifications throughout the entire process.

2. Should your abstract be accepted for presentation, the status of your abstract will change under “My abstracts”, to "Accepted"

3. Now you need to finalise your abstract  -  see under "Conference " Finalise your Abstract" 

About Mamelodi Campus: 

The Mamelodi campus offers the first year of extended programmes to students in the Faculties of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and Economic and Management Sciences to just under 1000 students. It cooperates closely with the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology’s augmented programme, ENGAGE. The Mamelodi campus is located in the historic township of Mamelodi (https://www.up.ac.za/mamelodi-campus )

Mamelodi Township, north east of central Pretoria was set up by the apartheid government in 1953 on the farm Vlakfontein. Famous residents include freedom fighter Solomon Mahlangu and recently deceased musician Philip Tabane. It is also official home of Premier Soccer League club Mamelodi Sundowns.