Rhodes University weekly water updates: Week 1
Welcome to the first in a series of weekly water updates from Rhodes University. The aim of these regular news briefs is to inform, support and connect with the Rhodes University community in all water-related issues. Each week, we will give updates on what the University is doing, provide... Read more
Two Rhodians named among most influential young South Africans
Associate Head of Rhodes University’s Creative Writing Programme Dr Hleze Kunju, and alumna Lefatshe Moagi, have both been named as finalists for Avance Media’s prestigious 100 Most Influential Young South Africans in the Personal Development and Academia category. Done in partnership with 1000 African Voices and VIPI State (Avenva),... Read more
Rhodes University Geography department instrumental in publishing permafrost paper
Rhodes University staff and students from the department of Geography have contributed to a Nature Communicationsjournal synopsis about global permafrost temperatures. This was made possible through the National Research Foundation (NRF) funded project on Landscape Processes in Antarctic Ecosystems. “The effects of permafrost have been studied since the International Polar... Read more
Rhodes University redefines its student orientation programme
Rhodes University has developed an integrated approach to academic orientation by setting up panel discussions that are more in line with its general formative degree structure. “This year, we have grouped subjects together in thematic areas and representatives from each subject will appear on a panel to answer questions... Read more
Rhodes University welcomes new students this weekend
Rhodes University is well on track for welcoming its new students as orientation kicks off from 2-9 February. “Student helpers have been trained and already in the residence system. The Orientation Week (O-Week, as it is known at Rhodes) programme begins with the opening of the University on Saturday... Read more
Global Challenge Research Fund partnership for Rhodes University
Rhodes University is pleased to announce its role as key partner in a major global research programme to influence ocean health and integrated ocean governance for equitable and inclusive sustainability. South Africa is a country deeply connected to the ocean which surrounds it. Our oceans regulate temperatures, influence climate... Read more
Rhodes University kicks-off orientation for academics
New academics at Rhodes University are spending more than a week engaged in learning of their own. Mostly aimed at those new to teaching in higher education environments, this Centre for Higher Education Teaching & Learning (CHERTL) initiative aims to explore what being an academic means. “All academics new... Read more
Rhodes University will open for the 2019 academic year as planned
Following rumours on social media that Rhodes University will not be opening for the 2019 academic year due to water shortages, the University would like to put it on record that this is not the case. The University’s plans to open for first year registrations on 02 February 2019... Read more
CHERTL launches pilot short course
This year saw the launch of an innovative tutor development short course by the Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL) at Rhodes University. A group of 20 tutors from third-year to Masters Level and from the faculties of Humanities, Science and Law participated. The course involved... Read more
Rhodes student a poetry ‘bright star
Third year Bachelor of Music student, Asakhe Cuntsulana recently published his debut anthology, Ikhwezi Eliqaqambileyo. After completing the Via Afrika WritePublishRead online course, 21-year old Cuntsulana gracefully adds ‘self-published author’ to his biography. Cuntsulana attributes his love for isiXhosa to his upbringing in the small village of Qwaninga, Eastern Cape, where he... Read more