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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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Keys to good time management
2016-10-28

Description: Keys to good time management Tags: Keys to good time management

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“If the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long.” – Mark Twain

Tackling your most important task first
The biggest, most important task which you tend to avoid because you do not know how to start, is known as your ‘frog’. As a student, it is vital that you get into the habit of tackling your most important task first thing in the morning to achieve high performance and productivity levels.

As exercise is to a diet, so is ‘eating your frog’ to your daily routine. Make it a priority without spending too much time thinking about it.

Time management apps
The Academic Reboot Pack 2.0 is aimed at helping students take control and get them moving towards successfully completing the 2016 academic year. The pack builds on Academic Reboot Pack 1.0 and provides helpful time management apps to help students manage their time more effectively.

The Any.do App allows you to organise your day by allowing you to create reminders, to-do lists, and notes which is saved on Any.do’s user-friendly interface. MyHomework, with its reliability and simplicity, helps you manage your academic life through its modern design and easy use.

Get your copy of the Academic Reboot Pack 2.0 on Blackboard under announcements or click here to download it

Also see the first Academic Reboot Pack.

If students have any question or queries regarding the Academic Reboot Pack, they can send an email to: advising@ufs.ac.za.

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