Service-learning modules and programmes

Although not categorised as flagship projects, various other curricular community service-learning modules are implemented across faculties and departments/schools and the three campuses of the UFS (in total, 70 modules, including those in flagship projects). The modules are presented at the interface of various community-university partnerships. These include:

FacultySchool  DepartmentService-learning module 
Economic and Management Sciences  
  • International economics
  • Money and banking entrepreneurial management
  • International economics and accounting
  • Elementary natural sciences
  • Partnership with Family Maths and Sciences
Health SciencesClinical Medicine 
  • The doctor and the environment
  • Community health and disease
  • Health and disease in populations
Allied Health ProfessionsOptometry
  • Public health and compulsory residency
  • Across all four years of the programme
Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dietetic service-learning from first to third year
  • Fourth-year community nutrition
Occupational Therapy
  • Across all four years of the programme 
  • Postgraduate nursing education
  • Postgraduate paediatric care
  • Postgraduate paediatric psychiatry
  • Postgraduate midwifery
  • Across all four years
  • Undergraduate nursing practical
  • Transnet Phelophepa train project

Fourth year home visit

Home visit by fourth-year nursing student.

students serving Trompsburg community

Optometry students were serving the Trompsburg community as part of the
teaching and learning platform where students are placed in weekly rotation for at least 36 weeks of the year.


Nursing students served on the
Transnet Phelophepa train project.

FacultySchool  DepartmentService-learning module 
  • Law of evidence
  • Legal practice
Natural and Agricultural Sciences Architecture
  • Housing
  • Applied regional planning project
  • Natural science education community service-learning
Computer Science and Informatics
  • Computer information systems
Consumer Sciences
  • Community development and beyond: Issues, structures, and procedures

indigenous natural building

Students were involved in a project to enhance indigenous natural building practices.

Consumer Sciences

The practical skills obtained by Consumer Sciences students help them to acquire experience on how to solve problems in the real world, how to be patient, how adults learn, and how to transfer knowledge. Among others, they reached out to the Free State Residential Care Centre.

FacultySchool  DepartmentService-learning module 
Theology and Religion  
  • Practical missiology
  • Study of practical theology
The Humanities  
  • Art administration
  • Community service learning: human and societal dynamics
  • Community service learning: communication sciences
  • Clinical community work
  • Community service learning: governance and political transformation
  • Music education and practice
  • Perspectives on groups and communities for therapeutic horse-riding project
  • Perspectives on groups and communities for Study Buddy project
  • Social work research and practice
  • Translation practice

Therapeutic Horse-riding Project

Students in the Faculty of the Humanities are involved in the Therapeutic Horse-riding Project.

debate competition

One of the projects presented by students in the Faculty of the Humanities was a debate competition.

Social Work Student Association

Students from the Department of Social Work, in conjunction with the Social Work Student Association, present designed programmes that address community challenges at schools, old age homes, care centres for the disabled, and orphanages.

For more information, contact:
Karen Venter
T: +27 51 401 3732
C: +27 83 310 3715

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