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Get involved with UP societies

GEMMA GATTICCHI

Joining a society is a great way to get a break from your academics. With over 100 societies registered at the university, there is certainly something for everyone.

Pledge a Pad is a student-led society, and a registered non-profit organisation. Their mission is to provide sanitary towels to disadvantaged women and to educate women about the menstrual cycle and the importance of hygiene. They have an office on UP’s Hatfield Campus, Prospect Street, in the Ou Kantoortjie Building, Room 1-6.

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Parking problems solved

COURTNEY TINK

Parking at UP can be difficult when you don’t know where to look. Perdeby is here to help you with on campus, off campus, paid and unpaid parking

On campus parking:

As an undergraduate you are only allowed to park on campus after 16:30 for test and examination purposes. If you continue your studies at UP after your graduation then, as a postgraduate, you are allowed to park on campus after 14:00 provided that you have applied and received a disk that grants you access. Doctoral candidates qualify for 24-hour parking and students with disabilities may also apply for on campus parking.

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How to have safer sex

SAVANNAH PLASKITT

Hook-up culture, centred around physical pleasure without the emotional connection or commitment present in traditional relationships, has been labelled a major threat to modern romance, dates and relationships. Hooking up ranges from making out in clubs or bars to one-night stands or friends-with-benefits. University students have supposedly been hooking up with each other for as long as there have been universities, bu t has there really been a dramatic increase in hook-ups?

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Getting money management right

LORINDA MARRIAN 

Many first-years will have to take up the adult responsibility o f having to manage their own money for the first time. This can be difficult and stressful, but with a few nifty tips and tricks anyone can become a happy, thrifty UP student.

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Open-mindedness, critical thinking and education

JACO STROEBEL
Open-mindedness is the idea that the knowledge and beliefs that you currently hold will not cause you to dismiss new information because it disagrees with what you already know or believe. If you are unwilling to consider new ideas because they disagree with what you think or believe, you are close-minded to the ideas. In their 2012 article “The psychology of closed and open mindedness, rationality and democracy”, published in Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society, Arie W. Kruglanski and Lauren M. Boyatzi of the Psychology department of the University of Maryland argue that being open-minded and close-minded depends on the reason for learning. So the reasons why you consider new information are just as important as the information itself, because of the influence the reasons have on your mind.

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