Student card / Studentekaart

Your Lifeline on Campus You have finished the registration process, you have posed for the picture that will haunt you until graduation, and now you’re holding the most valuable and important piece of plastic in your hands – your student card, your campus lifeline for the next few years. You might ask why this card is so important. Well, for starters it will serve as … Continue reading Student card / Studentekaart

What is so smart about smartboards?

Have you ever heard of the phrase ‘interactive white board session’ or smartboards, as it is also known, and wondered what it’s all about?  Most of the time you get the picture of a teacher standing in front of the class writing on the board with chalk dust flying wildly all over the place.  When studying part-time (off-campus) – thus being in a classroom – … Continue reading What is so smart about smartboards?

Bridge the gap with the University Preparatory Programme

When you write your grade 12 final exams and your results are not what you were hoping for, you think that it’s the end of your dreams of obtaining a degree.  Don’t give up yet.  North-West University’s Preparatory Programme (UnivPrep) might just be the answer for you.  UnivPrep offers a unique opportunity to prospective students who do not meet the minimum requirements for admission to … Continue reading Bridge the gap with the University Preparatory Programme

Receiving Education from a Distance

The traditional way of receiving tertiary education is by enrolling at a university for a diploma or a degree.  Not anymore.  Over the past decade distance learning has grown in popularity as a means of obtaining a qualification.  To study part-time has become an alternative for many people who are currently employed and wish to further their education.  If you are not familiar with the … Continue reading Receiving Education from a Distance

I want to become a Teacher, what now?

You study for a teacher because you want to enrich children and see them grow to become success stories in life. Becoming a teacher is a true calling.  You don’t study to become a teacher for the money because you will not get rich.  You study for a teacher because you want to enrich children and see them grow to become success stories in life.  … Continue reading I want to become a Teacher, what now?

Want to apply at a university: 5 Steps to keep in mind

A large amount of information is available on distance learning programmes and the pros and cons of studying part time.  Little mention is made about how the application process is being dealt with. This is pretty important for one who wants to apply while finding himself in a full-time job, don’t you think? To bring you into the picture; I have summarised five steps on … Continue reading Want to apply at a university: 5 Steps to keep in mind

The Who’s, What, Where and How of UODL

I am sure you have at some stage come across the acronym UODL and wondered what it represents?  UODL stands for the Unit for Open Distance Learning by means of which you can study part-time while you are working.  In this article I will attempt to give some background on who we are, what we offer, where we are and how you do it.  The … Continue reading The Who’s, What, Where and How of UODL