The Centre for Student Recruitment and Career Advice is committed to using innovative techniques and approaches to position Stellenbosch University (SU) as a value-adding institution within the prospective student market. Ms Janicke Dill, one of our most experienced advisors, left the team at the end of May to pursue her passion in the Southern Cape. We are, however, looking forward to the arrival of two new members of staff who will be joining the team on 1 July.
The Centre is currently focusing on improving our statistics related to completed applications. We have, to this end, committed to send personalised emails to the 500 schools on our visiting list limiting the number of incomplete applications of prospective students who meet the minimum criteria of their academic programme of choice.
We have been fortunate to partner with various internal and external role players to ensure that we utilise available platforms to interact with our target audience. These partnerships include:
- the Department of Forest and Wood Science - to raise an awareness of their offering within the Grabouw area;
- Blue Bus Ministries - to offer an immersive experience to prospective students from the Delft community;
- Promaths Alumni - to raise awareness of the SU offering among participants of the Kutlwanong Tutoring Programme in Philippi;
- Faculty of Education - to interact with grade 10 learners from Zwelethemba High in Worcester;
- WOW project - to interact with matriculants from Beaufort West Secondary School; and
- Metropole South Education District (Circuit 4) - to identify possible candidates to attend the Winter Week of the Science Faculty in June.
In addition to the activities of the team of advisors, the report also summarises my personal involvement over the past month. The engagement is grouped as school-based, guest-speaking and institutional involvement.
The table below summarises all activities within the school space:
|Province||Town||School||Date||Type of interaction||Target Grade||Audience Reach|
|Western Cape||TOKAI||ZWAANSWYK HIGH SCHOOL||02 May 2019||Parents Evening||12||150|
|Western Cape||PAARL||PAARL GYMNASIUM ||02 May 2019||School Visit||11||260|
|Western Cape||BISHOP LAVIS||JOHN RAMSAY HIGH SCHOOL||03 May 2019||School Visit||12||150|
|Western Cape||RONDEBOSCH||RONDEBOSCH BOYS HIGH SCHOOL||06 May 2019||School Visit||12||150|
|Western Cape||STELLENBOSCH||PAUL ROOS GYMNASIUM ||08 May 2019||Principal/Teacher Interaction|||||
|Western Cape||PNIEL||KYLEMORE SENIOR SECONDARY ||09 May 2019||Expo||12||850|
|Western Cape||PAROW||PAROW HIGH SCHOOL||10 May 2019||School Visit||12||220|
|Western Cape||SOMERSET WEST||PAREL VALLEI HIGH SCHOOL||13 May 2019||Parents Evening||9||150|
|14 May||Interacted with the Matriculants of Masibambane High School in Kraaifontein||250|
|16 May||Accompanied the team to Groenberg High School and Umyezo Ama Apile High School in Grabouw. We also used the opportunity to follow up on incomplete applications at Groenberg.||160|
|17 May||Hosted learners from six high schools in Delft. The learners were also given an opportunity to start the application process to SU.||28|
|18 May||Accompanied current students to the Kutlwanong sessions in Philippi||300|
|24 May||Interacting with matriculants of Beaufort West Secondary at the Khaya in Stellenbosch||195|
Hosting learners from Zwelethemba High in Worcester
|28 May||Invited speaker at the “Gespreksgroep van die NGK-Sentraal"||30|
|30 May||Invited speaker at the SATU-Symposium (SAOU) in Gauteng. The Theme: Let your light shine!||300|
|Invited speaker at Summit 2019 (Marching off the Map)||280|
The month of May offered various opportunities to interact with members of staff and current students to improve our content knowledge, but also to invest in personal growth and development.
|2 May||Interacted with Student Leaders of Dagbreek Residence||50|
|6 May||Hosted Ms Adine Gericke to learn more about Material Technology (focus within Polymer Chemistry)||X|
|7 May||Visited the Sustainability Institute to learn more about the Diploma in Sustainable Development||X|
|Activity||Statistics: Monthly||Statistics: YTD|