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18 April 2019 | Story Rulanzen Martin

The Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice IRSJ) has initiated a Social Justice Week at the University of the Free State (UFS), which started on Friday 12 April  until Wednesday 17 April 2019. 

Ten key events took place during the week. It ranged from dialogues, workshops, talk shows, debates, and interactive displays and events on issues of multilingualism and diversity, social innovation, engaged scholarship, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, gender sensitisation, sexual consent, sexual preparedness, universal access, disability, anti-discrimination, and security.

There was also a round-table discussion on 17 April 2019 with various UFS stakeholders on off-campus student security as well as an inter-institutional discussion on the same topic. The UFS Debating Society will take on the topic of the UFS Language Policy, while Olga Barends from the Free State Centre for Human Rights will host a dialogue on sexual consent.

The IRSJ has also designed and implemented SOJO-VATION: Social Innovation/ Social Change, which strives to create a foundational platform where ideas of social justice, innovation, and engaged scholarship at the UFS and in society can be hosted. SOJO-VATION partners with the Office for Student Leadership, Development, and Community Engagement.

The collaborating partners for the Social Justice Week includes various UFS stakeholders such as the Sasol library, the Gender and Sexual Equity Office, UFS Protection Services, the Free State Centre for Human Rights, the Student Representative Council (SRC), the Office for Student Leadership Development, Kovsie Innovation, GALA, the FFree State Centre for Human Rights, SRC Associations, the Office for Student Governance, Kovsie Innovate, Start-Up-Grind, EVC, EBL, Community Engagement, the Institutional Transformation Plan (ITP) Dialogues Office, Residence Dialogues, UFS Debating Society, Debate Afrika!, the Center for Universal Access and Disability Support (CUADS), and the Gateway Office. 

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Free registration for final-year undergraduate students who want to study an Honours degree in 2016
2015-10-14

The University of the Free State (UFS) is offering FREE REGISTRATION to final-year undergraduate students who want to study an Honours degree in 2016. Read this letter from Prof Jonathan Jansen, Vice-Chancellor and Rector, and find out why it is important for you to obtain a postgraduate degree.

Please contact the relevant faculty for specific information about Honours degrees or other postgraduate qualifications you might be interested in. The Postgraduate School in the Johannes Brill Building on the Bloemfontein Campus can provide information about all the scholarships and bursaries available for Honours students, as well as the research training support on offer.

To apply for postgraduate studies at the UFS in 2016, go to www.ufs.ac.za.  For enquiries, please call +27 (0)51 401 9111.

 

 

 

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