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First Year Experience (FYE)


The First Year Experience (FYE) programme provides a bridging gap between high school and university by providing a support structure aimed at empowering and equipping first year university students with the necessary and essential skills to navigate successfully through university.

  • The First Year Experience Programme is a campus wide focus on the student experience.
  • Engages students in the excitement of the intellectual enterprise and socializes students into university work expectations.
  • Exposes students to multiple opportunities for intentional learning - formal curriculum, student life, co-curricular programming, community based and global experiences.
  • Brings together teaching, extracurricular activities, counselling, mentoring, peer tutoring and supplemental instruction - transforming first year fragmentation into a congruent experience.

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Whether you invest in a promising young student, or contribute towards vital research or new buildings and facilities – giving to Wits brings great personal satisfaction and lasting results you can be proud of for years to come.

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