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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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UFS Marketing scoops Unitech award
2007-11-27

Printed materials produced by the marketing division at the University of the Free State (UFS) have been chosen as the best in the External Marketing: Marketing Material and Brochures category during the recent Unitech awards in Durban.

Unitech is an umbrella body for marketing and communications professionals in higher education in South Africa. UFS Marketing competed against 27 other tertiary institutions that took part in the Excellence Awards to claim this prestigious honour.

The awards recognise excellence in three major areas of expertise that are considered global best practices, namely marketing, communication and development. They provide tertiary institutions with a competitive platform to measure the quality and relevance of marketing material and communication with regard to their prospective target markets, in addition to evaluating the quality of marketing products between institutions.

The effectiveness and efficiency of marketing material was determined by:

  • The extent to which the information needs of the target groups were satisfied
  • The quality of communicated messages
  • The utilisation of communication media
  • The effective utilisation of communication networks within tertiary institutions

Media Release
Issued by: Mangaliso Radebe
Assistant Director: Media Liaison
Tel: 051 401 2828
Cell: 078 460 3320
E-mail: radebemt.stg@mail.ufs.ac.za  
26 November 2007
 

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