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Wits Postgraduate Association

 Welcome to the Postgraduate Association

The PGA advocates for the needs of all postgraduate students, acts as a resource and provides support and services that help advance the postgraduate experience.

I would like to extend my warmest welcome to the Postgraduate students of 2022/2023. We are very excited and eager to work with all of you in order to change the narrative of PG students within the Wits Community despite challenges that have been faced by the entire world because of COVID-19 pandemic. Nobody was prepared for this but we will try our best to serve you even during these difficult times.

The Postgraduate Association (PGA) is a body that works closely with different stakeholders to advocate for the needs of all postgraduate students. It acts as a resource that provides support and services to PG students and promotes academic leadership and excellence.

There are three pillars that the 2022/2023 PGA prioritizes:

  1. Accountability and Transparency
  2. Personal and Intellectual Integrity
  3. Upholding the community of Postgraduate Scholars

As the University moves towards being a research-intensive university, we hope to increase our visibility as the PGA on campus in order to increase the amount of support PG students receive from the university. It is a known fact that PG students play a crucial role in upholding the University’s reputation, from the research we conduct to the many historical discoveries we have made. PG students have continuously kept Wits University as one of the best universities in Africa.

The principles that the PGA hopes to lead with are:

  • Inclusivity
  • Transformation
  • Diversity

As the PGA 2022/2023, we hope to serve and protect our fellow PG students, continue with the culture of prioritizing mental health amongst students and become a strong support system for all PG students.

Here’s to a great year filled with academic excellence!

PGA Chairperson

Nqobile Mkhize