The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, or Wits as it is affectionately known, is a major residential university situated in Johannesburg. In the years and decades following its humble origins, the University would go on to become a leading institution of higher learning and research, producing alumni of global eminence in many fields, including Nobel Laureates.
Wits offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and degrees which are internationally recognised.
In the Wits Faculty of Health Sciences much of the research effort is directed towards serious health issues which are affecting our communities - issues such as HIV/AIDS, uTuberculosis and Malaria. In addition, research into other diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease, which are increasing in prevalence in South Africa, also holds prominence.
Based on an ethos of student-centeredness, the Unit is staffed by a small but dedicated team of professionals inclusive of psychologists, social workers, careers educators, life coaches and administrators who offer a variety of supportive and empowering services to the student community.
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The Faculty Office is the contact point for all undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Faculty of Health Sciences for admissions, enrolments and graduations.
The Faculty Office is situated on the Second Floor of the PV Tobias Health Sciences Building, corner York Road and Princess of Wales Terrace, Parktown, Johannesburg.
At Wits, our residences are LIVING and LEARNING centres. We offer a wide variety of residence accommodation, ranging from single-gender residences, catering residence, to mixed-gender residences.
Campus Housing and Residence Life, is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the University's residence programme, including accommodation and meals, and the provision of recreational facilities and programmes for the improved academic performance and the holistic development of students within a residential environment.
The health care services are cost-effective, convenient, accessible and comprehensive. We subscribe to international norms, ethics and standards of health delivery. Ethical principles and human rights underpin our practice values. The care provided is patient/client centred to ensure optimum satisfaction with our service.
At Wits we know that there’s more to university life than just study. Find a platform to express your talents and find new friendships in a community rich in heritage and social interaction.
Our services and programmes are designed to encourage the entire Wits community to see health, fitness and being physically active as a way of life.
We provide students, staff and alumni the opportunity to participate in a range of sports codes at the level they choose, while contributing to enhancing Wits' sporting prowess and vibrant sporting culture.
Clubs and Societies
There are a variety of clubs and societies to choose from:
Wits’ academic programmes continue to enjoy national and international accreditation. The curriculum is cutting-edge and is continuously enhanced to ensure that our students and staff keep up to date with the newest knowledge from around the globe.
I had a hard time getting used to everything as a first year student because i was from a disadvantaged community and i saw most of the things like computers for the first time but i adapted quickly and things worked out
The contact learning from 2018 to 2019 worked well regardless of renovations of the Digital arts labs. The courses had modules that encouraged integration across many forms of arts. However the online learning since 2020 has not worked well, and of late the lesson disruptions due to financial exclusions daily disrupt lessons.
I have enjoyed my time at Wits. Academic life has been rewarding, and Wits has definitely contributed to my overall growth as a student and as a future teacher.
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