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‘Be yourself!’ Graduates give their top tips for navigating student life
Starting university or college can be a scary prospect for a first-time student. There are so many hurdles to navigate as you step out of the safety net of school and home – with a lot of “adulting” to be done! So, why not ask someone who’s been there?... Read more
UP VC encourages students & wider community to donate to student drive
University of Pretoria Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Tawana Kupe visited Pretoria’s Menlyn Park mall on Thursday 14 February to make a personal donation to Tuks FM and Menlyn Mall’s #Back2Varsity campaign. The initiative, which kicked off on 11 February and ends on 3 March, is aimed at providing students from... Read more
CPUT Medical Imaging & Therapeutic Sciences creating cancer awareness
Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Sciences students at CPUT marked World Cancer Day by raising awareness about the Big C among their peers. Third-year Radiation Therapy students used balloons, body paint and sweets in different colours to educate their fellow students on the Bellville campus about the different types of... Read more
Chemistry Nobel laureate offers advice to UP academics and students
The University of Pretoria was proud to host 2016 Chemistry Nobel laureate Sir Fraser Stoddart recently, when he spoke at UP’s Future Africa campus. In his lecture, Sir Fraser said that, to be successful as academics, teachers should prioritise their students’ needs and put them ahead of their own.... Read more
Students weigh in on real-world problems
Seeking solutions to gender-based violence is a complex challenge, but University of Cape Town (UCT) students were up for the task during a recent d-school Foundation Programme in Design Thinking. The d-school, or Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking at UCT, runs the Foundation Programme every semester, gathering students from... Read more
UFS: AIDS Awareness Month: ‘Know Your Status’
The University of the Free State (UFS), along with the rest of South Africa, commemorates AIDS Awareness Month during December 2018. This year’s AIDS Awareness Month theme is ‘Know your status’, while the country celebrates the 30th anniversary of the campaign that pioneered global health by being the first to be... Read more
Transforming communities through peace leadership
A young democracy such as South Africa is defined by a desire for better relationships, interconnectedness, inclusivity, cohesion, justice and a shared understanding. Peace Leadership: Self-Transformation to Peace offers a practical framework for all leaders, as well as for the average person on the street, on how to achieve this... Read more
Stellenbosch University Medical students to cycle 902 km to ‘help our friends become doctors’
A team of Stellenbosch University (SU) medical students will embark on an ambitious 902km cycle tour from Vioolsdrift at the Namibian border to Cape Agulhas, the most Southern tip of Africa, from 1 to 8 December 2018. Tuesday, 27 November 2018, marked 100 days of the Stellenbosch University’s #Move4Food campaign... Read more
Dealing with first-year failure
Thousands of first year students receiving their end of year results are having to face up to the fact that their dreams for the future are not materialising quite as they expected when they walked through the doors of higher learning at the start of the year. And while... Read more
Disability Rights conference reveals barriers to inclusive education
There is a lack of coherent information on how many disabled children there are in South Africa, where they come from, and where they live. This emerged at this year’s Disability Rights in Africa Conference, held for the sixth time at the University of Pretoria. Dr Nkatha Murungi, Assistant... Read more

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