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Thokozile Thulo
Thokozile Thulo says the UFS has changed its focus in supporting students with disabilities.

The Centre for Universal Access and Disability Support (CUADS) has recently opened a permanent office on the Qwaqwa Campus The centre aims to ensure that the University of the Free State increasingly becomes a universally accessible higher-education institution which embraces students with various disabilities.

Thokozile Thulo, CUADS Assistant Officer at Qwaqwa said: “Our focus has changed from ‘special’ accommodation for individuals to the creation of a learning environment that is welcoming and empowering to all students. Integrated learning and education methodologies and processes are being researched and developed to create more awareness among lecturing staff. This incorporates universal design, faculty instruction and curricula.” 

The CUADS office assists students to gain access to study courses, learning materials, various buildings and residences, computer facilities and specialised exams and tests. For visually-impaired students, study material and textbooks in Braille, audio, e-text or enlarged format are provided. 

The office also supports students with various psychosocial and chronic conditions such as epilepsy and panic disorder, as well as learning difficulties such as dyslexia and hyperactivity. “In addition, we support students with special arrangements such as extra time for tests and exams,” said Thokozile.



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NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme) Loans for 2017
2016-09-01

On 1 August 2016, NSFAS central online applications open for students who require financial assistance. 

There are various cycles on which applicants can apply for funding:
• 1st Cycle:      1 August to 30 November– Students entering university for the first time in 2017 including 2016 matriculants.
• 2nd Cycle:     1 September to 30 November – All university students who were not funded by NSFAS in 2016.
• 3rd Cycle:      1 October to 30 November – Students currently funded by DSD and Funza but for who continued funding for 2017 may be at risk.

Students who were funded by NSFAS in 2016 do not need to re-apply for funding for 2017.

Students who wish to apply can visit the NSFAS website (www.NSFAS.org.za) to apply online.

If you encounter any problems while applying please contact NSFAS on 0860 067 327.

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