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Postgraduate Student Council


2016 Postgraduate Student Council

Back row (Left to right): Titus Legodi, David Ekepu, Katleho Nyaile, Moeketsi Nkemele, Sam Masingi
Middle row (Left to right): Siphesihle Ndamase, Albert Maipisi, Siyasanga Dingane, Mpoi Makhetha, Melatia Nengomasha, Melissa Lucas

Front row (Left to right): Lerato Kanono, Rumani Maumela, Kamogelo Dithebe, Reitumetse Molaoa, Agnes Akwa Nde, Kelello Rakolobe

Additional members: Mohau Soldaat, Remeredzayi Gudyanga

About the Postgraduate Student Council

The Postgraduate Student Council (PGSC) is a student body that advocates on behalf of postgraduate students at the University of the Free State (UFS). Established in 2011, the PGSC forms part of the University’s governing structures and ensures the representation of postgraduate students at management level in accordance with the Higher Education Act of South Africa. The chairperson of the PGSC has a seat on the Student Representative Council (SRC) and the Higher Degrees Committee of the UFS. 

In line with the values of accountability, integrity, unity, fairness and excellence, the PGSC strives to serve the postgraduate student community through the promotion of the academic and human projects of the UFS. The PGSC also aspires to lead by example in the advancement of transformation, diversity and multiculturalism.

The objectives of the PGSC are to:

  • Promote a high standard of academic excellence
  • Bridge the gap between undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Ensure equal access to postgraduate information such as funding, academic support and other related postgraduate opportunities
  • Improve the interaction between postgraduate students and the society through community outreach initiatives
  • To create a social space for all postgraduate students from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines

The PGSC works closely with the Postgraduate School and in collaboration organises the local Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, the postgraduate welcoming and year-end function. Additionally, the PGSC has standing external community engagement relationships with the Tswelopele Correctional Centre in Kimberley and the Central University of Technology (Community Engagement Office).

T: +27 51 401 9926
E: pgscouncil@ufs.ac.za

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