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Rector's Award | Call for applications / nominations

​It is that time of the year where we are reaching out to students to apply for or nominate another student for the Rector's Award for Excellent Achievement.

Stellenbosch University (SU) continuously pursues excellence and the development of graduate attributes forms an integral part of our teaching and learning environment. As a creator of sustainable hope in Africa, SU aspires to create the kinds of conditions that will enable each student to acquire the attributes of an enquiring mind, an engaged citizen, a dynamic professional and a well-rounded individual.

It is important that appropriate instruments of recognition be used to encourage you to excel during your time on campus and as an SU alumnus. In July 2008, the Rectorate, in collaboration with the Students' Representative Council (SRC) decided to host an annual prestige event during which recognition would be accorded to students who performed exceptionally in academics, sport, service provision, leadership, culture and social impact. The award(s) received by a recipient is known as the Rector's Award for Excellent Achievement.

As we are facing unprecedented times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, various regulations have been introduced by the government and SU to curb the spreading of the virus. Given this, we have worked on measurers to accommodate the current context so that you can be eligible to apply or nominate someone for a Rector's Award. 
These are the modifications for the eligibility criteria for nominations and applications:

  • Physical activities that will be primarily considered are the ones that took place from September 2019 to March 2020.
  • Online activities that took place beyond March 2020 will also be considered, provided that there is evidence in a form of short clips or videos, action photos, etc. 

Please note that the Student Achievement Committee will only accept electronic applications and nominations. To access the online form, click here.
The closing date for submissions is 28 August 2020 at 17:00. No late submissions will be accepted.

For enquiries, please contact rectorsawards@sun.ac.za.