IIE’s Varsity College Waterfall had a blast of a year

As for 2023, the college looks forward to having the students on campus full-time which will be the first time since 2020.

As the 2022 academic year comes to an end, Avadhi Ghela, campus head at The IIE’s Varsity College Waterfall reflects on some of the campus’ highlights of the year.

The second semester saw some normality returning in the wake of Covid-19 where the college moved from a hybrid model back to face-to-face on campus.

It was a busy semester for the students as they boasted the school’s first-ever Hackathon in the School of IT, and a three-day writing skills workshop that supported and promoted good writing and referencing skills.

Furthermore, the School of Law hosted the National High Schools Quiz, providing an alternative perspective on the law when Professor Kim Wright from America addressed the students about Integrative law practices.

The Kid Heroes Under Mentorship of Others (Khumo) project was launched this year and the campus will partner with Noordwyk Primary School for the next two years for the project.

“We tried something new and competed in a cookoff in collaboration with Capsicum and one of our school of management lecturers went out of his way to assist students with revision before the exams via his YouTube channel,” said Ghela.

Lesedi Moloantoa third-year IIE Bachelor of Commerce Law, and head of the social committee, and Justine Kriel first-year IIE Bachelor of Commerce Strategic Management and part of the IIE social committee enjoy the Saints and Sinners student mid-year party.

A third-year IIE Bachelor of Laws student and career centre ambassador, Kerushlen Marie, said 2022 has had its ups and downs with a combination of written on-campus examinations as well as take-home examinations.

“With the pandemic finally taking somewhat of a back seat, we had a chance to connect with our friends on campus, to participate and enjoy the countless social events both on and off campus.

“The highlight of the year for me was definitely the ‘Saints and Sinners’ mid-year party organised by our amazing social committee. The annual career centre’s Dress for Success was another fun-filled and enjoyable event and was the talk of the town,” added Marie.

As for 2023, the college looks forward to having the students on campus full-time which will be the first time since 2020.

With the recent campus expansion, students will be able to access staff easily, have modern classrooms and a new campus eatery which is designed to connect both the Augrabies and Tugela buildings to create a central hub for students to socialize, grab a bite to eat and have a space to take a breather between their classes.

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