Rhodes owes its unique character among South African universities to a combination of factors - historical, geographical, cultural and architectural.
Its history is a chronicle of the people whose intellect, vision and courage created and sustained a university, often against seemingly insuperable odds.
Students are able to undertake an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the faculties of Humanities, Science, Commerce, Pharmacy, Law and Education.
With the most favourable academic staff to student ratio among South African universities, Rhodes students are guaranteed easy access to academics and close supervision.
The Career Centre offers a career counselling and education service to assist students in their career planning and career development while at Rhodes.
Our aim is to encourage and enable students to make and implement well – informed decisions about their future careers.
Allan Webb consists of Canterbury, Canterbury Annex, Salisbury, Truro and Winchester.The smallest hall on campus situated in the beautiful and historic grounds of St.Peter’s.
Courtenay-Latimer consists of Beit, Jameson and Oriel. Located in the heart of campus, Courtenay-Latimer Hall is the home of a vibrant group of young women.
Desmond Tutu Hall consists of Ellen Kuzwayo, Amina Cachalia, Calata, Margaret Smith, Hilltop 3 and Oakdene. This hall was formally know as Hill Top Hall.
The Rhodes University Library (RUL) has evolved into an attractive, well-resources and popular facility that is designed to actively promote and support the research, teaching and learning endeavours of the University.
The RUL, aligned to the RU faculties, provides customised services and products to undergraduates, post-graduates, staff, alumni and visiting scholars of each faculty.
Our Student Networking service provides a way for students to make use of their own private computers on the University's network.
Over the years the campus has grown - today there are about 150 buildings, including 39 residences.
Graced with lovely grounds, 203 hectares in extent, an abundance of sports facilities and nestling in the hills of the beautiful and historic city of Grahamstown, the University offers an ideal physical environment for studying.
You will live, learn and play in elegant plaster and stone-under-tile buildings, several of which are National Monuments.
We have the follwoing facilities:
The SRC oversees the operation of nearly 80 different Clubs and Societies which operate under their auspices.
Each society has its own elected leadership committee (chair, treasurer, secretary etc) and is responsible for organising their own functions, and monitoring their budgets These societies include cultural interest groups (e.g. debating, drumming, poetry), religious societies, political and awareness-raising groups, and environmental clubs.
The qualifications offered by Rhodes are approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training for subsidy purposes, accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee of the Council on Higher Education (HEQC of the CHE) and registered on the National Qualifications Framework of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The HEQC is the Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA) for the whole higher education sector, as recognized by SAQA.
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