To enhance your student experience, we believe that it is important for you to be able to navigate the campus’s surrounding areas and local service providers:
Garsfontein Police Station – 4 km
Brooklyn Police Station – 4.3 km
BP Petrol Station (Atterbury St, Justice Mahomed St) – 230m
Bus Stop (Atterbury Rd & 23rd St, Menlo Park) – 800m Gautrain H5 Menlyn Bus Stop – 2 km
Menlo Park Post Office - 1.8 km
Menlynmed – 2.8km
Netcare Jakaranda Hospital – 5.7km
Life Brooklyn Day Hospital – 3.4km
Life Groenkloof Hospital – 5.4km
Shopping, Food and Entertainment:
Menlyn Park Shopping Centre – 650m
The Club Retail – 1.5km
Brooklyn Mall – 5km
Hillcrest Boulevard – 4.3km
Central Square Menlyn Maine – 3.2km
Hatfield Plaza – 5.1 km
Atterbury Value Mart – 5.5km
Work Readiness and Resource Centres
The goal of the Employability Programme is to equip our students with the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully assimilate themselves into the working world once they leave our campus. From their first year of study, we aim to mold our students into employable graduates who are able to successfully obtain employment and comfortably navigate their working environments.
Virtual Employability Centre (VEC)
All students have access to the Virtual Employability Centre (VEC): an online platform which affords them the opportunity to increase their knowledge through over 700 short courses. The VEC also grants you access to an array of career assessments and quizzes, offers you advice on your CV and cover letter, and also allows you to hone your interview skills through mock interviews.
The VEC and employability curriculum differs per level of study and is aimed at preparing students for employment from the very start of their academic career.
Students are also guided through their employability journeys in the form of regular workshops which focus on an array of topics aimed at improving their skills and knowledge through interactive presentations, discussions and activities.
Monthly workshop schedules will be posted on MyLMS and on notice boards across campus. These schedules will also be emailed to all students at the beginning of each month.
Additional support is also offered in the form of one-on-one consultations.
Employability workshops will include topics such as professionalism in the workplace, creating your CV, interview skills and mastering the elevator pitch. Pretoria campus will also be hosting a career fair in the second semester during which students can interact with potential employers, network and practice their skills obtained through the employ- ability workshops and the VEC.
The following clubs and associations are currently active on our Pretoria campus:
- Class Representatives
- Peer Mentoring
- Performing arts
On the Pretoria campus, we believe that student experience is a very important part of your university experience. As such, we have created a list of some of the things that you can look forward to during your upcoming year.
Orientation and Induction
The Orientation and Induction event takes place after each intake of new students (four per year). This event is aimed at ensuring that all new students are equipped with the knowledge that they will need to navigate their time on Pretoria campus. It also aims to assist new students get to know their new peers and their SRC through participation in a series of games, activities and challenges.
The Hack Jam is an annual event across campuses during which students with different skill-sets team up to explore an interesting challenge, to cooperatively build something new or to improve something that already exists. The competition consists of several rounds during which teams from different campuses compete to win a cash prize while generating industry exposure.
Safeguarding Wellness and Awareness Event
This event will take place on the Pretoria campus in August 2021. The purpose of this event is to embed a safeguarding culture on campus, to create awareness of services available to students, to generate awareness of the meaning of safeguarding and to create an understanding of the processes and procedures related to reporting safeguarding incidents.
The annual Pretoria campus Career Fair will take place in September 2021. During this event, a variety of companies will be on campus to present to, interact with and guide students with regard to potential place- ment opportunities, targeted candidate requirements and general employability.