Student life News

Career coaching sessions empower students with essential skills and insights

The North-West University (NWU) Career Services recently presented career coaching sessions focusing on diversity and inclusivity for 29 students on the Potchefstroom Campus.  

This opportunity provided a platform for students to delve into important topics, exchange ideas with peers, and gain invaluable insights into the ever-evolving…

Student advances to semi-finals of Miss World South Africa 2024

North-West University (NWU) student Rahama Metroll Milanzi has been selected as a semi-finalist for Miss World South Africa 2024. If she wins the title, she will represent South Africa in the global Miss World 2024 pageant, competing against more than 100 contestants from around the world.

Miss World South Africa, organised by Carol…

Women in Leadership initiative set to empower female workforce

The North-West University's (NWU’s) People and Culture division held an engagement session for its Women in Leadership initiative on 17 May 2024 at the Mahikeng Campus.

This session marks the first of three across the NWU’s campuses, following the programme's launch in 2023. The aim is to empowering female staff through professional…

Alumnus and dance coach shines bright

Prince Motaung, North-West University (NWU) alumnus and coach of the dance team on the Mahikeng Campus, recently earned national Protea colours.

He will also manage and coach dance team Omphile Makhobosi and Palesa Mphela, who will represent South Africa at the World Dance Sport Federation (WDSF) World Championship’s Under-21 Latin…

Students to represent SA at 2024 World Dance Sport Championship

Omphile Makhobosi and Palesa Mphela, members of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) dance team on the Mahikeng Campus, have been selected to represent South Africa at the 2024 World Dance Sport Federation (WDSF) World Championship’s Latin Under-21 competition. The prestigious event will take place on 16 November 2024 in Salaspils, Latvia.…

bhive EDC's ignites dynamic entrepreneurship initiatives

In a bid to foster innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, the North-West University (NWU) recently held a start-up bootcamp, titled “Be your own boss”, simultaneously across all three campuses on 11 May 2024.

Spearheaded by the bhive Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), the initiative aimed to equip students with essential tools for…

GoAllOut student chapter breaks Guinness World Record

The North-West University’s GoAllOut Organisation student chapter has achieved a historic accolade in breaking the Guinness World Record with their Pad the Way project for the longest line of sanitary pads.

After meticulous verification, Guinness World Records officially recognised the student chapter's accomplishment, with a staggering…

Upskilling young alumni to be ready for the job market

By Loveness Hulwane

"Upskilling our young alumni to be ready for the job market" was the theme of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Alumni Job Hunters Market Day which recently took place at the Vanderbijlpark Campus.

The event – organised by the Alumni Relations department in collaboration with the…

Inaugural mock trial competition opens the door to practical exposure

By Loveness Hulwane

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus held its inaugural BA and BCom Law Mock Trial competition on 19 April at the Vanderbijlpark Magistrates’ Court, where second and third-year students showcased their legal prowess.

The trial marked a significant educational…

Student rewarded for innovative digital project in ABSA competition

Through its digital innovation competition – which is designed to identify and support digital payment innovators – Absa recently honoured students from selected universities who took part in the competition.

As part of Absa’s inaugural commercial payments competition awards ceremony, the group of student finalists convened at the…