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Port Elizabeth Student-Expo 19 & 20 July 2013

27 Jun 13 | Event News Uncategorized

After a succesful expo in Durban, were busy working on the next expo in Port Elizabeth at The Feather Market Centre on the 19th and 20th of July 2013.

This expo will be bigger and better as it’s the first time were hosting the expo in Port Elizabeth.

Come join us for a day filled with educatinal venture and decide where you would like to be in the year 2014.


01 Feb 13 | Event News


Are you a young and up & coming filmmaker, able to inspire fellow students?

If so, this competition is for you.  The Student Expo has partnered with the SABC to create the Short Film and Radio Advert Competition.  Get your funky caps on.  Don’t miss out on this chance to see your name in lights.


Cape Town Speakers

19 Nov 12 | Event News
Cape Town Saturday 24th November
Time Company/Institution
10:00 AM AFDA FILM School (Lanna)
10:30 AM Gap Entrepreneur
11:00 AM North West
11:30 AM Camelot
12:00 PM SA College of Applied Psychology
12:30 PM CT Fashion College
01:00 PM Universal Vision (Anthony Posemann)
02:00 PM Ebenese Musical School
02:30 PM Stellenbosch University
03:00 PM Friends Of design
03:30 PM Int Edulink
04:00 PM Int Edulink
04:30 PM Camelot
05:00 PM Rawson Developers
Cape Town Sunday 25th November
09:30 AM Estate Agency Affairs BOARD
10:00 AM Camelot
10:30 AM Elizabeh Galloway
11:00 AM Stellenbosch University
11:30 AM Int Edulink
12:30 PM Vega
01:00 PM BHC  School of design
01:30 PM University of CT
02:00 PM Era Flug Flight Training
02:30 PM Ruth Prowse art School
03:00 PM Universal Vision (Anthony Posemann)
04:00 PM Camelot
04:30 PM Seeff – Johan Meyer
05:00 PM Mobile to Budget
05:30 PM Ergo Sports Models

Joburg Speakers

19 Nov 12 | Event News
Joburg Friday
Time Company
09:30 AM South African University of Sports
10:00 AM SA College of Applied Psychology
10:30 AM Wits University
11:00 AM Vega
11:30 AM University of Johannesburg
12:00 PM IMM Graduate school of marketing
12:20 PM HFPA
12:45 PM Int Edulink
01:30 PM Michelle Maclean
02:30 PM Mr Price
03:00 PM Gap entrepreneurs
03:30 PM Mantis Collection
04:00 PM Robert Walters
04:30 PM Offshore Sailing
05:00 PM Int Edulink
05:30 PM Camelot
Joburg Saturday 24th
Time Company
09:00 AM Kampus Kontact
09:30 AM Monash University
10:00 AM Milpark
10:30 AM Gap Entrepeneurs
11:00 AM NWU
11:30 AM Camelot
12:00 PM Wits Universtiy
12:30 PM CV Writing – KPMG
01:00 PM Legend Hospitality School
01:30 PM Stellenbosch University
02:00PM Bus About
02:30 PM Damelin Accounting
03:00 PM Cirrus
03:30 PM HFPA
04:00 PM Int Edulink
04:30 PM Int Edulink
05:00 PM Camelot
05:30 PM Toastmasters

Isn’t it time someone gave YOU answers?

17 Oct 12 | Event News

OK, so you’re nearly done with school. Which means you’ve spent years providing answers … to maths tests, biology tests, end-of-term exams and now matric. Isn’t it about time someone gave you some answers instead?

Like … what should I study at university? What career prospects open up when I get a degree? What subject choices open most doors when it’s time to get a job?

Should I be even looking at university? What are the other options? What are the entry prospects if I’m looking for a career in medicine, the law, accountancy or some other profession?

Or maybe you need answers on issues like student loans, student accommodation or buying the ‘wheels’ you need.

You’re young, but you’ve not got all the time in the world. Traipsing around gathering info – sometimes from dodgy sources – is nobody’s idea of a good time.

All the answers from one source, all in one hit would be good; especially if the info-providers really know their stuff.

Fat chance, right?

Wrong!! All the answers are waiting for you at the upcoming Student Expo. All the experts, all the info you are likely to need, all served up by more than 100 exhibitors, top corporates, the banks, the professions, the universities and the technikons.

If you want in-depth detail you can even sit in on daily seminars conducted by leading figures from various industries.

Want to learn more … like where, when and how to get there?

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First Student Expo creates biggest gathering of SA’s young achievers

05 Oct 12 | Event News

For the first time in South Africa, students, graduates, matriculants and parents are being offered access to everything they need to know about courses, careers, campus life, loans, accommodation and transport – all under one roof at one time in the nation’s major regional centres.

The SA Student Expo – an Africa first for the organisers, Student Expo Ltd– promises to be the greatest gathering yet seen of young achievers, their parents and businesses wishing to reach out to this unique audience.

The Expo is being staged at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on November 24-25 before moving to Johannesburg’s Coca Cola Dome on November 23-24 and the Durban Exhibition Centre on December 5-6.

The unique event is expected to attract more than 20 000 students, said Heidi Garbade, director of the The Student Expo.

The Expo brings together more than 100 exhibitors, including major corporates, financial service providers, professional bodies, real estate firms, developers, motor dealers and tertiary institutions.

In addition, the exhibition programme features daily seminars addressed by speakers from various industries.

Heidi Garbade noted: “The SA Student Expo is a must-do, must-see experience for every pupil in Grades 9 to 12, every matriculant, student, recent graduate and parent. Those looking for information on university requirements, courses, degrees and career choices will find it all under one roof.

“The Expo also provides opportunities for the professions and leading employers to connect with high potential interns and recruits. Nothing like this has been seen in Africa before. Response is unprecedented.”

The Expo began as a plan to address a student accommodation shortfall by creating a touch-point for estate agents, developers, students and parents. Tertiary institutions and other service-providers then grabbed the chance for closer interaction with their target ‘demographic’.

Other needs rapidly emerged, including the needs of high school seniors.

The Expo therefore enables Grade 9 learners to identify appropriate subjects ahead of university entrance while Grade 10 – 11 learners can explore their higher education options and how to apply for a university place.

For matriculants, information is readily available on student loans, transport and accommodation.

“Demand is huge,” said Garbade. “Exhibitors want to ‘show and tell’. Top speakers from the medical, legal and accounting professions need a forum to reach out to the best and the brightest.

“Young people want to learn about options, campus life, careers and how-to skills like drafting a CV. Parents want to do what’s best and want all the information within easy reach.

“The SA Student Expo is the smart response to all these needs … all at one venue in good time for the next university year.”

If you are interested, visit the website:  Entrance is R50pp and can be purchased via webticket.

Group Discount – Tickets

07 Sep 12 | Event News

Student Expo is offering group discounts for tickets – dont miss out on this wonderful opportunity Email: group to let us know how many tickets you will require Deadline is 31 October 2012

Price: 50-100 = R 40 per ticket 101 -150 = R 30 per ticket 151 or more R 20 per ticket

03 Sep 12 | Event News

                      How to be a good Student

This is a guide to becoming a good student. No matter who you are, if you try hard enough you can succeed!

How to be a good Student

Find the Apartment. Find the Car. Find the Course. Find the Training. Find your Career. Find it all at THE STUDENT EXPO

23 Aug 12 | Event News

 The Student is an exciting event for anyone seeking to explore their studies, training and career options. Making the right decision on accommodation and options for buying your dream car.

The Student Expo is South Africa’s first and largest expo of its kind and the ideal event for all senior school students, parents, mature age and prospective post-graduate students as well as career seekers. With exhibits from every University, as well as Colleges and Culinary Schools, visitors can gain a comprehensive insight into the institutions, programs, vehicles and accommodation that best suit them. The Student Expo gives you access to over 250 qualified representatives in one location!

The Student Expo also features representatives from The Education Department, student support services, recruitment agencies, as well as a significant number of Cell phone, Computer & Scooter agencies eager to assist you.

There are great prizes such a BigBoy Scooters and Cell phones to be won, so the quicker you get your ticket, the better your chances are to winning one of these great prizes.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to map out your future!

NEWS FLASH – Funding for poor students to increase

23 Aug 12 | Event News

Pretoria – Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says he will make sure that funding for poor students and those who perform well academically in higher education and training institutions continues to grow every year.

Nzimande said this at the COSATU Education and Skills Conference held in Benoni, Johannesburg, on Tuesday. He was speaking as part of a panel discussion on the topic, “Critically engaging the current education and training landscape: government’s transformation agenda”.

According to the department, funding grew from R2.375 billion in 2008 to R6 billion in 2011. Many Further Education and Training (FET) college students, who would normally have qualified for a National Student Financial Aid Scheme of South Africa (NSFAS) loan, now no longer have to pay fees and in many cases, they can also get their accommodation or transport subsidised. “An important feature of our skills development policies is our emphasis on expanding workplace-based training opportunities to complement classroom-based education. Many programmes require learners to have experience in workshops as well as in workplaces in order to qualify,” said Nzimande.

Workplaces which are prepared to accept learners are often in short supply, and one of the most important thrusts is ensuring that more employers provide opportunities for apprentices, learner, interns, cadets, and articled clerks, among others. Nzimande said the numbers of new artisan learners has now started to increase again after a long decline from the mid-1980s. He said the numbers of people passing their trade tests to qualify as artisans has more than doubled in the last four years, from 6 030 in 2007/08 to 13 168 in 2011/12.

He told conference delegates that the continued growth in these numbers was essential if the country was to successfully undertake the planned strategic infrastructure projects and all the peripheral industries which will grow to complement them. Nzimande further called on delegates to start developing a comprehensive skills strategy per union-member of COSATU and per economic sector in the country to guide negotiating strategies at all levels.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshega and Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant also made inputs into the discussion with Nzimande. –