You’ve made it – you’ve got your matric and have been accepted to study further! But, what’s it like to make that big transition to studying at a tertiary level? What are the challenges? What are the hopes and dreams?
FunDza ran a writing workshop with a group of young people who had done just that. These are their stories…
Being Me At UCT by Felina Ramschar
Troubles of a first year student by Nosibusiso Tshetu
A long walk to Udubs by Sicelo Kula
Choosing to Dance by Zimkhitha Mlanzeli
You are Failing by Asiphe Besethi
Great Expectations by Sarita Waller
A Laugh, A Smile and A Dance by Nomana Tswina
Once an alien, always a suspect by Richard Kamai
Two New Girls by Zikhona Gwadiso
Getting used to the system… by Siphesihle Notwaba
A big thank you to the Harry Crossley Foundation for supporting FunDza to host the special writing workshop and publish these stories.
If you’ve experienced going to study at tertiary level, tell us about it. We’d love to get your stories too. And, if your experiences were similar to any of these true-life stories, give us your feedback.