The NWU and its Career Centre received top honours in the 2017 Universum Global Surveys Awards. The NWU came first in the coveted Student Satisfaction Award category, and the Career Centre came first in the Best Career Services Award category.



Complete Career Centre's

survey - you might win

R5 000

Each year, the NWU’s Career Centre conducts a survey to better understand the career needs of NWU graduates and the perceptions and attitudes of alumni towards the NWU as a whole and the alumni services it provides.

The Career Centre conducts this survey together with Universum, a global employer branding company that works with over 2 000 universities, alumni groups and professional organisations.


Through its surveys, Universum gathers insights from students and professionals in order to advise employers on how to attract and retain talent that fits their culture and purpose.


“Your participation is important,” says Thoriso Maseng, who joined the Career Centre as manager on 2 August 2017.


“We will use the results to improve our services to you, while employers will use them to understand the expectations of their current and potential employees. Additionally, we will receive a report on how we can help current students make better career choices and how to improve our support to the members of our alumni network.”  

By participating in this survey, you stand a chance to be one of five participants who will each win R5 000 in our lucky draw.


All you need to do is click here and spend approximately 15 to 25 minutes completing the survey. Your response is entirely confidential and anonymous; results are only used on an aggregated level. The closing date for the survey is March 2018.


If you have any questions or comments about the survey, please contact the research team at

The NWU & U


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We value your opinions and input – after all, the NWU & U belongs to us all.




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