Open day for prospective students at the University of Pretoria
Posted on 24 May 2011
Prof Cheryl de la Rey with the students at one of the information points during Open Day
Learners from various high schools in and around Pretoria, and even as far as Limpopo Province, had the opportunity to visit the University of Pretoria's campuses on its Open Day held on 21 May 2011.
The learners could engage with lecturers from all nine faculties and could interact with personnel who answered all their questions regarding study choices, financial assistance and other issues pertaining to general student life.
The University of Pretoria is not only a leader in higher education in South Africa, but is also internationally recognised as a leading research institution. More than 20 000 learners attended the activities which not only showcased the academic programmes, but also the University’s excellence in sports, art and culture, as well as its community participation.
UP’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Cheryl de la Rey, addressed the prospective students in the University’s amphitheatre. She assured the students that it would be their best choice to study at the University of Pretoria which is an institution which not only produces the best academics, but also offers excellent skills development and leadership abilities to its graduates.
Learners had an opportunity to participate in a bursary competition which was won by four learners who will each receive bursaries worth R16 000 when they enrol at the University of Pretoria, and comply with the entrance requirements. The winners of the bursary were Thabile Nduze (21) and Zinhle Mlangeni (18) from Emerlo, Mpumalanga. Hernisha Byroo (18) from Newscastle, KwaZulu-Natal and Marnéli Spies (17) from Pretoria.
Learners from the M.P Magagula High School in Ermelo, Thabile Nduze (21) -middle left- and Zinhle Mlangeni (18) - middle right , won the bursaries. They are with their Life Sciences teacher Mr Abraham Magagula, and UP's Vice-Chancellor and Principal Prof Cheryl de la Rey.
Two winners of the bursary competition Henishia Byroo (18) and Marnéli Spies (17), with Prof Cheryl de la Rey.
Learners have been taken on a Campus tour during Open Day.
Learners complete the forms for a bursary completion.