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The Student Voices Initiative is a platform aimed at creating a space for creatives and storytellers at the UFS to fully express their experiences, thoughts, and ideas as they navigate through the university and life. As such, the University of the Free State invites and encourages creatives across the three campuses to share their stories through mediums such as video, photography, and text. Furthermore, the Student Voices initiative is to give undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of the Free State (UFS) the opportunity to have their written and other creative work featured on the UFS communication platforms. This is an incredible opportunity, specifically for students who have an interest in storytelling or who want to pursue a career in that regard; this platform provides assistance in possibly starting those careers. In addition, this platform serves as a space to allow various creatives across the three campuses to be exposed to one another. In this way, each creative will assist in fostering and developing the growth of another creative. 

Students should ensure that submissions are language edited.
*Make use of Grammarly

This Is How You Can Contribute

Students can share their contributions/participate in the initiative by submitting the following content:
- Writing pieces (articles, short stories, poems, etc.).
- Photographs (of high quality) to tell stories. This could be accompanied by a synopsis of the story you are trying to tell through those images.
- Documentaries in video format, not exceeding 10 minutes. 
- Videos must be submitted via WeTransfer.
- Art sketches can also be submitted along with a short soundbite that explains/narrates the story being told by the sketches.
- See guideline document below on what to submit and the relevant format.

Guideline document

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Student Leadership Development

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