March 3, 2017 by Student 24/7 Blog
Who says events can’t be two-fold? The month of March saw both a Societies Launch AND a march aimed to raise awareness about cancer at the Student Centre.
Gwen Choene, The Projects Officer of the Fashion & Arts Society emphasized that “The march is going to educate students on all the type of cancers that exist, as many students may only know about two or three”. Students from all societies showed their support of the awareness campaign by decorating their stalls and wearing pink & white on the day to show their support for those effected and affected by cancer. Chuto Sota, a second year BA Communication students went on to explain the choice of theme for cancer awareness is “because as a Campus we have not showed enough support for individuals who are effected by cancer, so this is a manner in which to show our support”.
Soon after the march, the societies then went to their stalls for final checks before the task of showing who they are and attracting new students began. During the day, all societies were given the opportunity to inform students on who they were and what their goals for the year and future would be. “Currently our society [History Society] is limited to students who take History, but we hope to expand and cater to anyone and everyone who has a passion for History”, says Safurah Oilphant, the acting Chairperson of the History Society. Zukiswa Booi, a first year BEd student, who joined the BEd Committee stated that “as a first year, it is appropriate to join a society that is in line with my academics”.
Naledi Nakin, who it the Constitution and Societies Officer of the Campus Student Representative Council (CSRC) went on to explain: “At the North-West University (NWU). the heirarchy of student leadership is CSRC, then House Committees and finally Societies. The CSRC has a direct relationship with Societies, and the ultimate objective is to keep the vibrancy and pulse of student life as high as a skyscraper with the CSRC to guide and assist”.
The Societies also took part in some healthy competition, with all stalls being judges on presentation and creativity. The winners for the day were:
- First Place – Anglican Society
- Second Place – Zion Christian Church Student Fellowship
- Third Place – Fashion & Arts Society
“The event could not have been a success without all of the Society’s commitment” emphasized Naledi.
*The Campus has a total of 35 Societies ranging from Academics, Religious, Political and Cultural. For more information on what societies you can join, you can visit Naledi Nakin at Building 5D.