Mandela University Institutional Events Update


As with all other aspects of life at Nelson Mandela University, our annual institutional events have been reinvented.

With safety being our overriding priority, the following events at which we celebrate achievements or mark milestones, will be hosted virtually in various formats.

New-look Format

  • The student Academic Achievers Awards and the Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Awards, recognising our research, teaching, engagement, innovation, creative output and Professional, Administrative and Support Services (PASS) achievers will be packaged in a shared online event under the umbrella of Celebrating Excellence.
  • The traditional Retirement Tea has been transformed so that those leaving the University will each receive a personal message from the Vice-Chancellor and a gift delivered to their homes.
  • The End of Year and Long Service Awards will be celebrated with sharing on various platforms, including a dedicated webpage, with a virtual message from the Vice-Chancellor, tributes for those who passed on in 2020, a visual review of the year and acknowledging those who have reached a milestone in their service to the University.
  • As has already been shared, Graduation will be hosted in five virtual ceremonies on 17 and 18 December.

The details of each will be shared with those directly affected.

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