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Welcome to the Faculty of Science, one of the leading Faculties of Science in the country.

Our Faculty offers cutting-edge undergraduate programmes and a variety of postgraduate degrees. At postgraduate level, we pride ourselves in the Masters degree by Research, and the PhD (doctoral) degree offering in the Biological, Earth, Mathematical and Physical Sciences disciplines.

Our research activities range from the fundamental to the more applied, and from the theoretical to the experimental. Our mission is to produce graduates equipped to make a meaningful contribution to the knowledge economy and to undertake postgraduate work at any university anywhere in the world. This is a principle on which we will never compromise.

Faculty of Science

29 January 2018 (Monday)

WITS 101

Venue: FNB 101, West Campus

09:00 - 09:30      

Adjusting to University Life (Counselling and Careers Development Unit)

09:30 - 10:00     

Introduction to First Year Experience (FYE)        

10:00 - 10:30     

Academic Success through Leadership & Service              

10:30 - 11:00     

Campus Protection        

11:00 - 11:30     

WITS History & Traditions              

11:30 - 12:00     

Movie: Shooting Sardines in a Barrel      

12:00 - 13:15        

Wits App / My SOS          

BREAK                  

14:00 - 14:30     

Wits Safety / Don’t Dis Our Ability                                            

14:30 - 15:00       

Parking & Transportation             

15:00 - 16:00      

Resource Awareness & Knowledge Generation (Science)            

30 January 2018 (Tuesday)

ICT Skills Training and Online Assessment

Venue: West Campus (see venues below)

08:30 - 11:00        

Surnames: A-C       

Maths Sciences Computer Lab 1, Science Stadium

Surnames: D-F                   

Maths Sciences Computer Lab 2, Science Stadium

Surnames: G-I                    

Commerce, Law and Management Computer Lab, West Campus 

Surnames: J-L                     

FNB Computer Lab 2A2, West Campus 

 

11:30 - 14:00        

Surnames: Ma-Mb   

Maths Sciences Computer Lab 1, Science Stadium        

Surnames: Mc-Mn                           

Maths Sciences Computer Lab 2, Science Stadium 

Surnames: Mo-Mz                           

CLM Computer Lab, West Campus 

Surnames: N-P                   

FNB Computer Lab 105, West Campus 

 

14:30 - 16:30        

Surnames: Q – R 

Maths Sciences Computer Lab 1, Science Stadium 

Surnames: S-T           

Maths Sciences Computer Lab 2, Science Stadium 

Surnames: U-Z                   

FNB Computer Lab 2B, West Campus                            

31 January 2018 (Wednesday)

Campus Challenge 

09:00 – 15:00

Venue: Amphitheatre (below Library Lawns), East Campus

The Amazing Race   
Starts at the Amphitheatre (below Library Lawns), East Campus – Ends at the Island of Adventure

11:00 - 14:00      

Your Ticket to Becoming a Witsie - COLLECT YOUR ENTRY TICKET DURING REGISTRATION IN FLOWER HALL 
venue: BIDVEST Stadium, Yale Road 

Meet US at the entrance (Gate C), Hostel Drive to collect your t-shirt and enter the stadium. Follow the sounds of the Bidvest Wits Band
Getting branded as a Witsie: face-painting, foam fingers, kudu horns and selfie-frames

12:00 - 14:00

Bidvest Wits All Stars vs Wits Students Soccer Team! Come and support the Clever Boys! 

1 February 2018 (Thursday)

Great Hall Talks

Venue: Wits Great Hall, East Campus

09:00 - 09:30      

Address by the Dean - Faculty Science    

09:30 - 10:00     

Address  by Dean of Student Affairs       

10:00 - 11:00     

Student Affairs Masterclass (For students off-campus LISTEN LIVE here)     

11:00 - 11:30      

Address by the Student Representative Council (SRC)   

11:30 - 12:00        

Drama For Life Performance      

2 February 2018 (Friday)

Academic Support 

Venue: Science Stadium, West Campus

09:00 - 09:30         

General  Information & Careers: BSc Degree       
Venue: WSS 2 / 3

09:30 - 10:00     

Science Student Support   
Venue: WSS 2 / 3            

BREAK  

10:30 - 11:00      

Engagement = Success
Venue: WSS 2 / 3

BREAK

11:30 - 12:30

Maths is Fun? (Anci Maths & Stats)  
Venue: WSS 2 / 3          

BREAK  

12:40 - 13:10        

Maths is Fun? (Maths Major)
Venue: WSS 2 / 3

LUNCH BREAK  

14:00 - 15:00        

Library Tour: Bio -Phy Library / Geo Maths                                                                         
Venue: WSS 2 / 3

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