The Centre for Prospective Students is reaching for the 2015 diversity aim!

Over the years the Centre for Prospective Students (CPS) introduced a number of focused recruitment activities aimed at increasing the participation rates of students from diverse backgrounds and cultures on campus. The Advisors at the CPS attend parent evenings and career exhibitions in several provinces and also visit an average of 250 to300 schools annually. However, as the competition increases to draw the best students to higher education, the CPS is making use of its most powerful recruitment tool – our beautiful campus with its unique student culture and excellent academic reputation.

With this in mind the CPS launched a number of projects, such as A Day in the Life of a Matie and Visit@Maties, that showcases all that the University has on offer. The primary focus of these projects is to give learners an opportunity to experience why the University is rated amongst the top in the country, and why it would be beneficial to make Maties their first choice. The CPS is currently hosting 18 top academic learners from all over the country for a Visit@Maties. The visit runs from 26 to 28 September, and is an all expenses paid trip to the campus with a jam-packed programme, exposing the learners to our campus culture, hostel life, academic facilities and the broad Stellenbosch and Cape Town community.

The students will also be paying the Vice-Rector: teaching, Prof Magda Fourie, a visit, attend lectures and familiarize themselves with our support structures.  This three-day visit will end in Khayamandi, at the popular AmaZink Eatery.

It is with projects like these that the CPS is throwing its weight behind the University’s commitment to diversify the campus by 34% by 2015.

Caption: From left are: Mtunzi Gqada, Farah Fredericks (Project Co-ordinator), Portia Moemedi and Khomotso Makhafola.