Potchefstroom Campus - Facilities and Location | Pearson Institute
Our Campus Facilities
The Potchefstroom campus consists of three floors with toilet facilities on each, lecture venues can be found on the first and second floor and a resource centre that is situated on the ground floor. The resource centre is equipped with internet enabled computers and charging points for laptops and tablets and the whole campus has Wi-Fi coverage which keeps students connected at all times. There is a chill area available outside the building, which is equipped with picnic tables and Wi-Fi connectivity.
We have an active Student Representative Council (SRC) and class representatives that arranges all
student activities. Activities conducted in the past include sports days, computer gaming nights and
best/funniest dressed events.
Our campus has a perimeter fence with access controlled turnstile gates and a security guard that monitors daily activity.
There is no student parking available on campus but there are ample public parking spaces available right opposite the campus and in the surrounding area.
The Campus Location
The Potchefstroom campus is situated in the Bult area, which offers a vibrant student life. With a health and fitness centre just around the corner as well as many shops, the Bult caters to all student needs. The main shopping centre is a 10 minute drive away and if you’re looking for some fresh air, you can relax in the spacious park across the road or visit a few of the picnic spots like the botanical gardens or the Mooirivier river.
Student Activities in the Area
The surrounding area offer various activities for every taste such as coffee shops, restaurants, clubs, movie theatres, beauty salons, fitness centres, sports facilities and places for students to hang out, socialise and relax. Students can also enjoy a variety of international sport events, art and music festivals; one of which is the well-known Aardklop National Art festival.
There is a taxi stop point only 100 metres away from the campus, which makes it easy to commute to and from town and student residence. We also have our own local taxi service called Duck Around, which is a cheap and very popular service among students.
Why Our Campus Is Unique
The Potchefstroom campus is unique because it’s surrounded by various shops and student accommodation options. Our smaller classes make it possible to have one-on-one interactions with both lecturers and students and our campus offers a unique, culturally-enriching experience for all students.