NWU Vaal Postgraduate Open Day 2015 – Investing in YOU!

Annette Willemse -- Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:45

NWU Vaal Postgraduate Open Day 2015 – Investing in YOU!

The benefits of having a postgraduate qualification are widely recognised – improved employment prospects, higher average lifetime earning potential, and a greater sense of personal fulfilment. With this in mind, the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University (NWU Vaal) will be hosting its first-ever Postgraduate Open Day on 15 August 2015.

Investing in YOUR future

According to Prof Linda du Plessis, Vice-Rector of the Campus, postgraduate study can prove to be an exciting route to advancing within the sphere of an existing career as well as opening up new employment opportunities. “At the North-West University we believe that employability is about so much more than just a qualification, it is about having the skills and attributes that employers want and that will allow you to make the most of your potential” says Prof Du Plessis.

On the 15th of August all three campuses of the North-West University will be hosting postgraduate open days and during these not-to-be-missed events, potential postgraduate students can familiarise themselves of the University’s framework for training, study support, and career preparation. “Whether you are new to the North-West University or already a student of one of our campuses, our Postgraduate Open Day is an ideal opportunity to learn more about our postgraduate programme offerings, our research capabilities, and to meet our staff and current students,” explains Prof Du Plessis.

What to expect from the Postgraduate Open Day?

The Postgraduate Open Day will commence at 09:00 and run till 12:00 and will take place at the NWU Vaal Campus in Hendrik van Eck Boulevard in Vanderbijlpark. It is important that you register before the day by visiting our website: http://www.nwu.ac.za/post-graduate-open-day-vaal

On the day, you will be able to:

  • Meet the faculty staff from your field of study
  • Get a quote on your intended field of study
  • Submit your application form or apply online
  • Find more information on available postgraduate bursaries
  • International students can liaise directly with our International Office
  • Visit our state-of-the-art Learning and Research Commons

The programme:

09:00 – 09:10                    Official Opening (Building 6, GO2)

09:10 – 09:30                    Presentation: Research at the NWU Vaal

09:30 – 12:00                    Visit one of the seven academic schools in Building 9 and Building 12 for more information on the different postgraduate programmes

 09:30 – 12:00                   Visit the Learning and Research Commons in Building 13

11:00 – 11:30                    Presentation: Factors that influence postgraduate success

For more information, you can contact Naledi Hlabahlaba on 016 910 3308 or send her an e-mail at Naledi.Hlabahlaba@nwu.ac.za