2017 is the year to make a difference.
Welcome to all our students – 2017 is the year to make a difference. Sign up to volunteer this year in one of our programmes. All information on our various programmes is available on our website and can be found on www.ru.ac.za/communityengagement/volunteerism. Applications for all our programmes are now open.
2016 Awards Winners Announced
Community engagement serves as one of the core purposes of higher education, transforming traditional teaching and learning as well as research practices in order to break down the boundaries between institutions which were isolated from the societies in which they should rightly have been embedded, and making them more responsive to those contexts. Community engagement is also a crucial way to transform individuals who are involved, changing people’s ways of being and perceiving each other and the world around them, undermining biases and prejudices, and cultivating criticality, reflexivity and civic values.
Announcement: 2016 Community Engagement Awards Finalists
The annual Community Engagement Awards celebrate the successes of top achieving student organisations, sports clubs, residences, departments, engaged research work by students, members of the student volunteer program (SVP) as well as 9/10ths mentoring program and our community partners over the past year.