13

Dec

Rhodes University will closed on 13 December 2019 and reopen on 6 January 2020.

20

Nov

Rhodes University Library will be marking Open Access Week 2019 with a special Open Access Day event on Wednesday 20 November 2019. The purpose of this event is to continue raising the awareness of Open Access among our academic community.

30

Oct

Deputy Consul General and Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Cape Town, Mr Will Stevens, will be hosting a conversation and discussion on the current events around US diplomacy in current global issues and Public Diplomacy 101: what it means to be a journalist.

13

Nov

Rhodes University’s biannual new staff welcome event.

07

Nov

At this Postgraduate Cocktail function, which is held annually, students are lauded and thanked for raising the Rhodes University flag with their remarkable achievements.

30

Oct

Science Cafes are informal events where you get to listen and talk to scientists in a relaxed setting.

21

Oct

The week before examinations begin

25

Oct

Start date of examinations

18

Oct

Please note, this event has been postponed until further notice.

16

Oct

Please note this event has been postponed until further notice.

16

Oct

Rhodes University Drama Department presents Performing Flux – Theatre In Motion. For many years, Theatre In Motion has been a platform for showcasing some of the finest up-and-coming young choreographers and physical performers in the country. This year will be no exception with the staging of two programmes under the rebranded name 'Performing Flux'.

10

Oct

The lecture will be honoring the late Rev. Dr. Simon Gqubule. Rev. Dr. Simon Gqubule was the first black student to receive a doctorate degree from Rhodes University in 1978

08

Oct

Our visiting professor and recently-appointed judge of appeal, Clive Plasket, will be giving a public lecture at the Law Faculty. The lecture is entitled: ‘Planting Seeds for the Future: Dissenting Judgments and the Bridge from the Past to the Present’. You are cordially invited to the lecture, and drinks and snacks thereafter.

09

Oct

The aim of the Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award is to stimulate research and research-related scholarly activities, and to recognise an exceptional young staff member engaged in research and more general scholarly activity.

02

Oct

Science Cafes are informal gatherings where you can listen and interact with scientists about exciting new ideas in a relaxed setting. This month's speaker is Dr Joost Kessels (Volkswagen) who will tell us about the future of cars. Bring a friend and meet engaging scientists.

03

Oct

SANBS has extended their hours to maxmise donations from students and staff.

03

Oct

Dr Imtiaz Sooliman of the Gift of the Givers Foundation will be the speaker at the 5th Archbishop Thabo Makgoba Development Trust Annual Lecture on Values Based Leadership.

06

Sep

The theme for this year's Disability Week is "Mainstreaming Disability". Often people with disabilities are consciously or unconsciously shunted out to the margins of our community because they are seen as 'special cases' demanding 'special treatment', which inevitably is seen as an onerous burden on time and resources. This perpetuates the stigma around disability, when in actual fact, "we are all special cases," as Albert Camus said. Likewise, CS Lewis wrote, "There are no ordinary people." We need to build a community where everyone is welcome to the mainstream, regardless of whether their particular limitations are labelled a "disability" by society at large or not.

28

Aug

Every year the University takes the time to acknowledge and honour the loyalty and longevity of service to the Institution of staff members. The commitment and dedication of staff is an important part of our success and sustainability as an Institution.

21

Aug

As is our tradition, we have the presentation of the Inaugural Lecture that follows the University conferring the status of full professor on an academic.

27

Nov

The 2019 HELTASA conference aims to reclaim a voice for Southern African researchers and practitioners by inviting delegates to consider the notion of ‘pedagogies in context’.

14

Aug

“Enzyme Biotechnology, Bioproducts and the Bioeconomy”

15

Aug

National Student Entrepreneurship Week is an initiative of EDHE - the Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education. Its mission is to alert students to the fact that employment is not their only option in order to participate in the economy. It will run from 8-15 August.

15

Aug

You are warmly invited to attend an Open Studio with RAW Artist in Residence, Kresiah Mukwazhi, to view her new work, “Although I am young, I am the mother of this house”. This is an opportunity to engage directly with the artist, and to learn about her work and her process.

06

Aug

The theme for 2019 is “Reclaiming our Dignity” and focus will be on celebrating the healing, the inner strength and resilience developed through the healing process, celebrating gender diversity and solidarity.

05

Aug

The lecture engages with both men’s and women’s perspectives on the higher education structural and cultural milieu. The questions explored are: Do men in leadership have similar perspectives of the challenges that women identify within the university environment? Do they exercise their agency as persons in positions of power and influence? – engaging the conversations with men, including three Vice-Chancellors, that was undertook as part of the research project.

29

Jun

Wordfest is a festival celebrating multilingualism, reading, writing and promoting new and established authors.

25

Jun

In Children of Hope, Sandra Rowoldt-Shell traces the lives of sixty-four Oromo children who were enslaved in Ethiopia in the late nineteenth century, liberated by the British navy, and ultimately sent to Lovedale Institution, a Free Church of Scotland mission in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, for their safety.

25

Jun

An exciting new project run by Rhodes University Community Engagement that promises to bring innovation, creativity and improved digital literacy to the Makana community. The lab aims to make resources accessible to Makana residents who have graciously undertaken the charge of creating long-term solutions to the many social issues affecting our beloved city.

15

Jul

The Annual Teach-In takes the form of a week of public lectures hosted by the Rhodes University Department of Political and International Studies.

06

Jun

These awards are for staff who have recently successfully completed an additional qualification through Rhodes University or an external institution.

03

Jun

Rhodes University Library (RUL) is hosting their 3rd Research Week between the 3 - 6th June 2019 in the Library Meeting Room (Level 4).

23

May

The Mellon 30th anniversary seminar programme “Southern Epistemologies: Thinking Beyond the Abyss for a Transformative Curriculum” and the Arts of Africa and Global Souths research programme warmly invite you to: Five Bhobh Conversations Zeitz MOCAA Curator Tandazani Dhlakama and Artist Richard Mudariki

13

May

The Rhodes University Health Care Centre, HIV & Staff Wellness Office in partnership with the Department of Health (DoH), Raphael Centre, Jabez Centre and Khethimpilo will be offering a free test for HIV, screening for TB, Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure (BP), Nutrition Assessment (BMI), Family Planning and Papanicolaou test (Pap test) also known as Pap smear. Pap smears will be done at the Health Care Centre.

25

May

This unique and very sought-after multicultural event creates a space for the Rhodes University community, both staff and students, to celebrate Africa Day. The rich cultural experience gives individuals the opportunity to dress in the formal attire of their choosing, displaying the rich diversity of the Rhodes University community. Both music and cuisine from all around the African continent is celebrated and enjoyed during this vibrant cultural event.

23

May

African language speakers are invited to meet the rest of the world and teach each other phrases from their own languages.

19

May

An exploration of Internationalisation in SADC and the African Union.

21

May

Unpacking how to go on Exchange and Study Abroad - opportunities World-Wide.

20

May

Learn about African countries and exchange programme opportunities beyond the Continent.

24

Jun

Trails, Traditions, Trajectories: Rethinking Perspectives on Southern African Histories

18

May

The international parade is a platform to embrace this diversity on our campus, show case and celebrate it with the greater Grahamstown (Makhanda) community.

30

May

The Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Community Engagement Award is a prestigious and competitive annual award which recognises meaningful and committed partnerships between the members of the university and community partners in the areas of teaching, learning and research, where human and material resources of the University have been combined with assets found in local communities in order to contribute to sustainable human and community development.

09

May

There are already very active individuals and organisations working to bring about positive change. In order to reconise them and motivate others, the VUKA MAKANA initiative is being launched.

09

May

In order to recognise individuals and organisations actively bringing about change, Rhodes University's Community Engagement Division with hold a day-long Community Engagement Imbizo followed by their launch of the VUKA MAKANA initiative.

14

May

Whilst it is obvious our curricula in higher education need to change to better accommodate student needs, it is less obvious what is needed and how such changes can be implemented.

23

Apr

The South African Chemical Institute (Eastern Cape) showcase a Career and Innovation Day at Rhodes University.

12

Apr

Students are conferred their qualifications in a formal graduation ceremony by the institution

28

Jun

1980 to 1995 Old Rhodians are invited to attend the Homecoming Weekend and Alumni Reunion on the 28th and 29th June.

08

Mar

Visit the Rhodes University Faculty Open Day and see how we can partner with you to explore and discover your available options in the field of science. Also learn what Rhodes scientists get up to and have all your questions answered.

14

Feb

A meeting notice is given to all staff that are members of staff sports and those who are interested to join

16

Feb

Siyakhana is a project planning process between community-based organisations and student organisations.

23

Feb

Volunteerism and volunteer activities form an important part of the student experience and learning at university.

23

Feb

Nine-Tenths is a mentoring programme for local (Grahamstown) matric learners from selected schools who are mentored by Rhodes University students.

04

Feb

Students joining Rhodes University for the first time are welcomed to the university culture, shown around the campus and equipped with what to expect in their academic year

02

Feb

Registration opens for students joining Rhodes University for the first time.

14

Jan

Registration is open to all Postgraduate students

28

Jul

Envisioning and Institution Transformed

24

Jul

The annual public lecture is in honour of the first Biotechnology Professor at Rhodes, Prof Emeritus Peter Rose and through the years we have had the pleasure of various “movers and shakers” for example Toby Shapshak delivering exciting and challenging 40-60min public lectures on a topical area related to their specific field of expertise typically around the topic of innovation.

08

Jun

As part of the Rhodes University’s Transformation Summit External Speaker’s Programme, the Equity and Institutional Culture office cordially invites the university community to the following dialogue:

22

Mar

The Equity and Institutional Culture Office has organised the event as part of Human Right awareness week

22

Mar

The inaugural lectures mark the conferring of the status of full professorship to a Rhodes University academic staff member.

15

Mar

The inaugural lectures mark the conferring of the status of full professorship to a Rhodes University academic staff member.

09

May

This is awarded annually to a Rhodes University group or staff member who has dedicated time and knowledge to forge socially significant initiatives and partnerships in the local community.

31

Mar

Every year the Vice-Chancellor welcomes new members of staff that joined the University mid-year, the previous year and at the beginning of the current year.

13

Feb

Talks, Walking tours, and career guidance

10

Feb

Student who have chosen to write in January or those who have supplementary exams, are seating for their exams.

11

Feb

First Year student's administrative registration takes place

20

Feb

Official Start date for the 2017 Academic year