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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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State of our campuses: Academic programme on all UFS campuses to resume on Monday 10 October 2016
2016-10-07

Changes to the UFS academic calendar

The academic programme on all campuses of the University of the Free State (UFS) will resume on Monday 10 October 2016.

Due to the extension of the vacation, the end-of-year examination will now start one week later and therefore end one week later.

The revised exam dates are:

Main end-of-year exam:


31 October-19 November 2016

Additional end-of-year exam:


21 November-10 December 2016

Timetables

The 2016 REVISED Main and Additional End-of-year examination timetables have been published on the UFS Web: http://www.ufs.ac.za/adhoc-pages/quick-links/official-timetables

Students can obtain personal examination timetables at Student Self-service: http://www.ufs.ac.za/kovsielife/student-self-service

Classes, tests, and practicals will be managed and communicated by faculties.  

The senior leadership of the university has taken all reasonable steps to secure the campuses and the campus community, and is monitoring the situation carefully. Should you feel unsafe in the coming weeks, please call the security helplines of the respective campuses.

Please monitor the official communication platforms for any UFS announcements on changes the university may have to communicate to you. These platforms are: UFS Facebook, Twitter, SMS, ‘State of our campuses’ email, and the UFS website.

Security helplines:
Bloemfontein and South Campuses: +27 51 401 2911 | +27 51 401 2634
Qwaqwa Campus: +27 58 718 5460 | +27 58 718 5042

Released by: Lacea Loader (Director: Communication and Brand Management)
Tel: +27 51 401 3422/2707 or +27 83 645 2454
Email: news@ufs.ac.za | loaderl@ufs.ac.za
Fax: +27 51 444 6393

 

State of our campuses #10: Impact of non-completion of the 2016 academic year on UFS students 

State of our campuses #9: Academic programme on all UFS campuses to resume on Monday 10 October 2016

State of our campuses #8:  UFS extends vacation as from 28 September until 7 October 2016, 28 September 2016

State of our campuses #7: All three UFS campuses will be closed today, 27 September 2016.

State of our campuses #6: All UFS campuses reopen on Tuesday 27 September 2016

State of our campuses #5: UFS campuses to remain closed on Monday 26 September 2016

State of our campuses #4: Decisions about the UFS academic calendar

State of our campuses #3: UFS campuses closed until Friday 23 September 2016 

State of our campuses #2: UFS Bloemfontein and South Campuses closed on Tuesday 20 September 2016 (19 September 2016)

State of our campuses #1: Academic activities suspended on UFS Bloemfontein Campus (19 September 2016)

 

 

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