Almost 6 000 first years plus newcomers will be welcomed on the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) campus on Saturday, 26 January 2013.
The anticipated 5 700 first years include those starting new programmes like the one-year Higher Certificate in Pharmacy Support qualification, higher certificate in Business Studies, diploma in Chemical Processing and four-year Dietetics degree.
NMMU is the first university in South Africa to train Pharmacy Technical assistants and a qualification in chemical processing.
NMMU encourages parents to attend these events as they offer great insight in terms of academic expectations and, in particular, registration. Emphasis is also placed on encouraging first-years to attend the academic orientation programme to learn how to make a success of their stay at NMMU. Specially trained senior students (How2 Buddies) from each faculty facilitate the programme.
The orientation programme consists of academic, wellness, career, financial and social/cultural sessions and provides an ideal opportunity to meet fellow students and learn about university life. Academic events are compulsory for all students to attend.
Details can be found on the orientation website at www.nmmu.ac.za and the How2@nmmu Facebook page.
NMMU had a 24% increase in applications as compared to 2012 – receiving 37 206 applications for 2013 as opposed to 29 933 the previous year.
NMMU embarked on a vigorous marketing campaign to ensure that prospective students applied to study at NMMU before the official closing date on 1 August and again, by the late cut-off date of 5 December 2012.
Registration for the 2013 academic year starts on Monday, 28 January, and lectures commence on 11 February.
Everyone attending the Welcoming Ceremony is urged to arrive early to avoid traffic congestion. All entrances will be open on Saturday (University Way and Marine Drive). A map of the campus can be viewed on the NMMU Facebook page (NMMU4U).
NMMU security and NMB Metro will assist and be positioned as follows:
- At the bottom of Admiralty Way (Beach Road), they will either direct people straight to access NMMU through Marine Drive entrance or right to access NMMU through University Way.
- At the top of Admiralty Way (traffic circle), they will either direct people straight to access NMMU through Gomery Avenue or left to access NMMU through University Way.
Article source: http://mype.co.za/new/2013/01/good-luck-nmmu-first-years/