The University of Fort Hare aspires to continue to be a relevant skills and knowledge producer, as well as thought leader for our broader society, as it ventures towards its centenary year, 2016. This aspiration is influenced by and must take into account the rapidly changing and increasingly complex post-colonial, post-apartheid and post-industrial society in which it operates.
Going to University can be a daunting experience even for the best-prepared student. It involves a major life change as young students leave home and learn to survive in a new social environment. Student Centres provides a safe, comfortable, and friendly environment for all members of the University. By providing meeting, office, and common space, they encourage learning beyond the classroom through student dialogue, cultural enrichment, social engagement, and scholarship.
This requires that the University continually builds its organizational capability to adapt to changing conditions in order to remain responsive and relevant. Building on the considerable and highly successful work done over the past decades to revive the fortunes of the institution and position it, as a modern centre of intellectual life in the 21st Century,
The University desires to consolidate the gains made, refresh and revitalize stakeholder commitment, and build an objective programme for its continued growth and sustainable development.
The University student Centre aims to be a one-stop shop for all of our student information and queries and make life easier for students thereby enhancing their ability to take advantage of education and increase pass rates.
The centre should house amongst others shops, banks and entertainment services under one roof for the convenience of students. We envisage a student centre that is at the centre of social life on campus at the University and should enhance University life.