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Ensuring postgrad performance during Covid-19

A recent conference focused on providing Unisa’s postgraduate students with extensive support to ensure that they can confidently present their research studies to peers and established scholars, and that they receive critical feedback from a panel of academics. Read more

Unisa multidisciplinary team wins the NRF Science Team Award

A Unisa team of researchers has been working to change the status quo of implementing new energy technologies in Africa, and the NRF has recognised their scientific contributions to society by awarding them the Science Team Award.Read more

Optimising postgrad research publications

A recent series of College of Graduate Studies workshops unpacked, among others, the benefits of publishing while being a student.Read more

Unisa promotes International White Cane Safety Day

Recently, Unisa’s Advocacy Resource Centre for Students with Disabilities, the Dean of Students and the Unisa KZN Region collaborated in a celebration of the achievements of visually impaired and blind people, while also highlighting the challenges they face.Read more

Top 900 global university ranking for Unisa

For the second consecutive year, the US News & World Report Best Global Universities rankings placed Unisa at 9th in the country and 851st globally, up from 921st in the previous year.Read more

Award-winning artist and animator now a proud Unisa alumnus

Diek Grobler recently received a PhD in Art at Unisa, with a dissertation entitled “Narrative strategies in the creation of animated poetry-films”. Professor Gerrie Snyman takes a look at his extraordinary career and achievements.Read more

Meet Unisa’s youngest and brightest “student”

Little Botshelo Mankuroane is a TikTok sensation who shot to fame after a video of a conversation between her and her mom, a Unisa student, Boitumelo Thelma Mankuroane, went viral. The conversation took place one morning when Boitumelo was getting her toddler ready for pre-school.Read more

Read the latest issue of YOUNISA

An inspirational policewoman, the remarkable innovation of a tech-savvy student and the academic achievement of a 64-year old mom all feature in the newsletter for students, alumni and friends of Unisa.Read more

Pushing studies against COVID-19 odds

Unisa alumna, Mutshidziwa Buthelezi shares how she and her family survived COVID-19 and how she kept her head above water academically during the pandemic.Read more