UJ Alumni affinity groups
An Affinity group is a group formed by either an alumnus or a faculty on the basis of mutual collaboration, similar subject matter or affiliation. Alumni who participate in an affinity group are those who want to formalise their relationship with UJ. Any verified alumnus may volunteer to convene an Affinity Group.
Affinity groups gather UJ alumni and provide opportunities for alumni to socialize and network based on subject matter.
Affinity groups are one of the touch points alumni connect with their alma mater.
Ideally affinity group convenors execute the maintenance of their respective UJ alumni affinity groups with the guidance of the UJ alumni affinity group guidelines that the alumni office has produced. The UJ Alumni Office provides communications and administrative support to affinity group convenors.
How to start – volunteering to be a convenor of an Affinity group
The convenor of an alumni affinity group should have the following characteristics:
• Willingness to work with the University
• Willingness to contribute time
• Ability to motivate and engage alumni
Think about what type of activities you are hoping to organize as an affinity group convenor. Successful alumni affinity groups base their programmes on a mixture of activities based on subject matter. Allow the opportunity for as many people as possible to contribute. Key activities of an affinity group include but are not limited to:
• organising multiple events or activities a year to which all alumni in the affinity group are invited
• acting as a contact point for UJ for the alumni within their affinity group
If you are looking to establishing an alumni affinity group, please contact the UJ alumni office on firstname.lastname@example.org
UJ alumni affinity groups
STH Affinity group
Convenor – Ms Kagiso Mosue
AIS Affinity group
Convenors – Prof Roelin Brink and Dr Stella Bvuma
Mining Engineering & Mine Surveying Affinity group
Convenor – Ms Precious Maputla
Commercial Accounting Affinity groups
Convenors – Ms Lulama Boyce and Ms Relebohiseng Matubatuba
School of Management Affinity groups
Department of Business Management − Mr Thabiso Ntando
Department of Finance and Investment Management – Ms Nompilo Msibi
Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management – Dr Cookie Govender
Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management – Mr Kevin Motshwanedi