Student Development is a division of the Department of Student Affairs.
The focus of the Student Development Division is on leadership development and capacity building of our students.
At UP our students’ academic outputs are of the highest priority but hand in hand with academic performance, we also develop our students to obtain additional life skills to equip them to perform optimally in all spheres of life as leaders.
By developing leadership skills in our students they are able to excel in student structures at the University but also on a broader level both nationally as well as internationally once they have completed their studies and pursue their careers.
Plenty of opportunities to put theory into practice and extend students’ scope exist in the form of extra-curricular activities that are facilitated by our service providers (Student Culture, RAG, Student Sport and Perdeby), Day Houses, Faculty Houses, The Constitutional Tribunal, the Class Representative system as well as more than 100 registered societies.
The division Student Development can be seen as a hub where student leaders are developed and nurtured to maturity.
Sedibeng Water and UP - 15/09/2014
On 9 September 2014, UP’s Department of Chemical Engineering hosted the launch of the Sedibeng Water Chair in Water Utilisation Engineering. This is a research collaboration initiative between UP and Sedibeng Water. It was attended by key industry players and UP staff. Key addresses were delivered by UP’s Prof Roelf Sandenbergh, Prof Philip de Vaal, Prof Evans Chirwa and Mr R Takalani, Director: Corporate Services and Acting Chief Executive from Sedibeng Water.
UP to collaborate on project to address hunger and undernutrition - 12/09/2014
The University of Pretoria (UP) will be one of the institutions collaborating in a series of projects representing the best ideas and strategies from around the world to address hunger and undernutrition in some of the world’s most unforgiving agricultural regions. The selected projects, which will be funded by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet, will contribute towards improving food security, household resilience and private-sector growth in Ethiopia, Senegal and Niger through the enhancement of production and value-added product development.