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There was a patient who had nearly drowned, someone with serious burn wounds, an ill baby and a woman with a broken arm.


These “patients” were all part of a simulated Trauma Day that the NWU’s Faculty of Health Sciences held in July at its Nooitgedacht farm.


Braving rainy conditions and very convincing trauma scenarios, students from the School for Nursing couldn’t have asked for a more hands-on learning experience.


Watch the video on the right to see how our students worked together with real-life professionals such as police divers and paramedics to gain practical experience.

This is us: tackling trauma

The video tells the story of the School for Nursing students gaining valuable real-life experience.




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On 18 August 2018, Taahirah Zungu and Lwazi Jakuja were crowned Miss and Mr NWU. Taahirah is a first-year sports science student on the campus in Mahikeng and Lwazi is a third-year student in the BCom Economics and Risk Management Extended Programme on the campus in Vanderbijlpark.


Chuwayza Kotze was crowned first princess and Ruandro Minaar first prince. They are both from the campus in Potchefstroom.