UP Drama: Exploring gender-based violence through performance
Posted on December 22, 2021
Academics from the UP School of the Arts used performance art as part of research involving two participant groups in Saulsville and Tembisa to find out what their perceptions on the drivers of GBV in their communities were.
UP’s Faculty of Health Sciences leads vaccination of undocumented communities against COVID- 19
Posted on December 21, 2021
“It is critical that people who are excluded or hard to reach are enabled to benefit from the vaccination programme to prevent islands within which the virus can hide and spread,” says UP’s Prof Jannie Hugo about the Gauteng-centred project.
University of Pretoria students prove science and rap music rock
Posted on August 30, 2021
"Vaccinate, let us try and heal the nation. Wait, but there’s a debate. People are wondering why we should vaccinate." These are the lyrics of a catchy rap song by UP medical student Rostum Ogbuehi that aims to promote vaccination.
Bonding through beads: UP Fine Arts student engages with homeless men through community art project
Posted on August 11, 2021
University of Pretoria (UP) Fine Arts student Sinead Page is using the art of bead-making as a bonding experience for occupants of Reliable House, a safe haven for homeless men who want to escape the effects of substance abuse.
UP’s Bags of Hope starter pack project gives abandoned babies a fighting chance
Posted on July 28, 2021
“Abandoned babies deserve a fighting chance at life, despite the circumstances they are born into.” – Leader of the Bags of Hope project, spearheaded by UP’s Department of Radiography, which supplies vulnerable newborn babies with care packs.
#UPMandelaMonth: UP Veterinary Science students serve rural community at animal clinic
Posted on July 09, 2021
UP Veterinary Science Students are putting their skills to use at an animal clinic in Mpumalanga and in the surrounding community.
#UPMandelaMonth: ‘Life is a journey and you are creating a ripple effect’ – final-year UP student on her community work in Hillbrow
Posted on July 08, 2021
Meet Noluvuyo Mogale, a final-year Education student at UP, who has rolled up her sleeves to effect change in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, an area plagued with gang activity, substance use and high rates of crime
#UPMandelaMonth: UP students reach out to elderly with Adopt a Grandparent initiative
Posted on July 01, 2021
As we kick off commemorations of Mandela Month, we feature a student-led letter-writing initiative to reach out to elderly residents of senior homes who are unable to receive visitors due to COVID-19 restrictions.