September 2020 EDITION

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LETTER FROM THE VICE CHANCELLOR

I am encouraged to see the return of so many students who are determined to save the academic year.



UMP HOSTS THIRD ANNUAL GBV WEBINAR

The University of Mpumalanga hosted an informative and insightful webinar under the topic: Heteropatriarchy: The root of Gender-based Violence. The thought provoking discussion was well attended and warmly received by staff and students.



FIRST YEAR STUDENT HAPPY TO BE BACK ON CAMPUS

The University of Mpumalanga has prioritised the return of students under Level 2 of the National Lockdown. Learners who are back on campus have access to study spaces, computer laboratories and Wi-Fi. First year student Phiwayinkosi Mpanza shares his experience of being back on campus after months of studying alone at home.



THE BENEFITS OF STUDYING AT UMP

Applications for 2021 are open. Studying at UMP has a multitude of benefits and has something to offer students from all walks of life. At UMP you can enjoy years of positive self-discovery and prosper in all your endeavours. Here are some of the reasons why UMP is best for you.



NEW GRADUATE MAKE STRIDES AMIDST COVID-19

Former UMP student Thabo Ngomane graduated virtually on 24 August 2020 and has already secured employment as a teacher at Maphakama Primary School in Gutshwa, Mpumalanga. He shares his journey of being an educator in the times of COVID-19.



ENACTUS UMP: DRIVING CHANGE IN COMMUNITIES

University of Mpumalanga ENACTUS is empowering local communities through sustainable projects. One of these is Re-Fuel, which won them the 2nd place in the 2020 ENACTUS virtual Unilever special competition (final round) and $5000 USD from Ford Enactus Special Competitions, and is the first of its kind.



UMP STUDENT AND ENTREPRENEUR DONATES MASKS

UMP aspires to nurture and mould students to become innovative and possess an entrepreneurial spirit. Third year student, Enough Mhlanga, has all that and more.