The FASSET Bursary has enabled me to study again this year – as a student who received Government funding prior to this, I was always unsure about whether or not I would be funded again in the years to come as there is not always provision made for students to receive funding every year. FASSET has made studying stress-free as I no longer needed to work every weekend as I did before for textbook, transport and accommodation money. I could focus on my studies. FASSET always provided the funding within a reasonable time and students are never left to wonder whether they will receive their allowances. FASSET has encouraged me to work even harder – they show the recipients of this bursary that they do take care of us. It has made my entire living and academic situation much easier. I didn’t once have to worry about money for meals or transport as FASSET made ample provision for this unlike other sponsors who often don’t even end up paying out allowances fully. It has really given hardworking students a chance to show that their hard work does pay off. A special thank you to Refilwe and Paul at Career Wise for always keeping us updated, their hard work is much appreciated!
The Life Skills course was absolutely amazing. I think I speak for us all when I say we wish it was longer than three days! I have forged some lovely new friendships, with some great people who are all focused and ambitious individuals. The Course was very hands-on. As a student, you don’t want to be spending hours listening to someone talking about Life Skills, which is honestly what I expected. The activities definitely proved me wrong! The games and talks were put into an easy perspective to understand, all while keeping it 100% real and relevant to everyday life. I’ve learnt that they will always be hardships, but that you can overcome them. Things might not always work out as intended, but they do always push you to be the best. I went to the course with the idea that I’m just going to be lectured about working hard, but I left filled with such knowledge about how the real world works, which university doesn’t even always prepare you for.