Southern African Rurality in Higher Education

The SARiHE project is working with student co-researchers across three South African universities – the University of Johannesburg, Rhodes University and the University of Fort Hare. The co-researchers are documenting their prior learning in rural areas and their experience as university students, as well as how they negotiated the transition to higher education. The research will make significant contributions to the concept of rurality, widening participation, equity, social justice and post-colonial curricula in higher education across Southern Africa and more widely across the global south.

This 30 month collaborative project is jointly funded by the ESRC and the NRF and is led by the University of Bristol and the University of Johannesburg.

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Decoloniality and rural students’ transitions to & trajectories through higher education in South Africa

Decoloniality and rural students’ transitions to and trajectories through higher education in South Africa: overview and panel discussion: A unique opportunity to hear from both South African and UK colleagues together. Monday 10 December 2018, 5.15 PM – 6.15 PM Room 1.20/21, School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1JA  This event is part of…

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Co-researcher’s experience of participating in SARiHE

There are more people [in my rural community] who are thinking of going to higher education, because of what they see possible. People have definitely changed their view on the education and what they can achieve through it. The SARiHE program has helped me in so many ways that I can see as a better…

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