About UJ Convocation
If you have successfully completed an approved curricular course at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), and its legacy institutions - particularly the former Rand Afrikaans University (RAU) and the former Technikon Witwatersrand - then you are part of Convocation (calling together). Convocation is the official interface between UJ and its alumni and the primary channel for UJ Alumni to pass their opinions to the University for consideration.
The Institutional Statute of UJ determines that the membership of the Convocation consists of:
- Alumni (diplomates and graduates of accredited subsidised qualifications) of the University of Johannesburg, the former Rand Afrikaans University and the former Technikon Witwatersrand;
- The Vice Chancellor and Principal, Deputy Vice-Chancellors and Registrar of the University;
- Permanent academic employees of the University; and
- Retired permanent academic employees of the University.
There are various mechanisms through which Convocation discharges its mandate:
- The Standing Committee of Convocation meets annually to discuss university matters, changes affecting UJ alumni and to develop approved responses;
- The Annual Meeting of Convocation (AGM) is open to all members of Convocation as highlighted above;
- The Convocation committee receives reports from the University, then discusses and agrees on opinions and resolution to be passed on to the University;
- The chairperson of Convocation represents all alumni at the Council; and
- The Convocation is a legally constituted body that concerns itself with key issues of concern to alumni. It must, however, always recognise the concerns and interests of the University.
Convocation supports the entire spectrum of activity devoted to consulting, informing, representing and supporting UJ alumni. Convocation is a part of the University’s structure and does not exist outside it.
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