Beyond the Classroom (BtC) is a co-curricular activity designed to assist in the development of creative independent civic minded students who will contribute towards a positive living and learning community.  

The programme, run by the Department of Student Governance and Development explores and addresses the importance of diversity in daily interactions, encourages teamwork with others from diverse backgrounds, enhances skills in conflict resolution and communication, and encourages intellectual growth.


Why should you join BtC?

Beyond the Classroom (BtC) will introduce you to the requirements of leaders and assist you in developing the skills needed for effective leadership.

Successful completion of the BtC programme results in a co-curricular record that enables you to record your learning and involvement and allows you to plan your growth and development. 



This voluntary self-development programme intends to: 

  • Increase your level of social awareness and responsible citizenship
  • Learn to adapt to change, ambiguity and different views

  • Foster your creativity in both thoughts and actions

  • Boost your thinking in seeing things from new perspectives

  • Enhance your intra- and interpersonal skills

  • Strengthen your verbal, written and electronic communication skills

  • Expand your knowledge in your field of study


Application Process

If you are interested in applying for 2023, the applications open on 10 March 2023.

You must apply online and submit a copy of your full academic record when requested to do so. We will inform you of the outcome via your student email within 7 working days.


Sign Up by clicking the word SIGN UP. 


Facilitator Deidre and Alice award recipient, Lindokuhle at the BtC Celebration


Facilitator Kim Elliott with a few of her BtC learners


What will you receive?

You will receive official recognition on your student co-curricular record upon successful completion of the programme.

The programme consists of the following modules: 

  • Getting to know you
  • CV Writing
  • Social Media Presence
  • Conflict Management
  • Diversity Awareness
  • Gender Awareness
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Leadership Compass
  • Wellness
  • Presentation skills
  • Resilience


Group work is an integral part of the BtC programme



Due to the pandemic we offer the programme virtually (online workshops and team meetings)