Home Affairs representative addressing students
The International Relations Office of the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) held an information day on 12 October.
The objective of the day was to provide the VUT staff and students with highly relevant information on International study opportunities, placements and internship opportunities, joint curriculum development, seminar and conferences opportunities, technical assistance, exchange programmes, on and off campus facilities and services (e.g. banking, medical aid schemes, social, economic, cultural and recreational)
Mr . George Mvalo: Director Social Justice and Transformation said the occasion is a very important one in that diversity has to be embraced by society and that VUT welcomes and embraces international students.
Their health and safety is of great concern to the institution as being in a foreign place can often make people more vulnerable. With this in mind, VUT has built relationships with relevant partners to ensure that students experience a positive and secure stay at the university.
Representatives from different industries and companies such as Absa, the South African Police Services (SAPS), Momentum Health, the Department of Home Affairs, embassies and many others attended on the day to share information and assist students with queries they may have pertaining to their stay, such as those around health, social and security issues.
Student Stalls (CTU)
Stalls were available for students to collect information and ask as many questions as possible from the different company representatives. A tour to the VUT French South African Schneider Electric Education Centre (F’SASEC) premises was also given.