Lerato Botha


lerato bothaLerato is a student studying towards a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in English Language and Literature and Gender Studies at the University of Cape Town.

Lerato previously held the position of Editor-in-Chief at Varsity Newspaper, the University of Cape Town's student newspaper.

Her passion for writing has been one that she has developed since her years in Primary School. Despite being a child of big dreams who wanted to try everything from being a lawyer, to a designer, to a therapist, Lerato always came back to writing as her desired career. News, Features and Opinions are three of her favourite topics to write for.

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Articles by Lerato:

If you are looking for a pathway towards studying business at the university of your dreams, or are a working professional looking to expand your skills, the Metropolitan School of Business and Management is the place to enrol. At the college, enrolled students from all over the world will have the opportunity to earn diplomas and degrees that will allow them to pursue further studies at top UK institutions, whilst business-minded professionals will get the chance to enrol for executive education courses to expand their professional knowledge and practice.

Choosing a course to study at university level that offers one with the necessary skill sets to enter the professional world, can be a tough decision to come to for any prospective university student. Fortunately, for those students facing such a dilemma, the University of South Wales has a wide selection of courses designed specifically with students’ professional abilities in mind, upholding a commitment towards creating workplace-ready graduates.

University can be tough for even the smartest of students, and being prepared to enter a completely new world of education is important in allowing one to stay afloat. Luckily for students who look to bridge the gap between secondary and tertiary education and be qualified enough to enter the university of their dreams, the Cambridge Education Group provides quality preparation for university education along with offering online qualifications for students who require more flexibility.

The landscape of university education has transformed over the years, whether this included the introduction of digital, hybrid learning, skills based learning, or the growing introduction of university collaborations with companies who value the importance of education. One of the more interesting developments in this category of university-company collaborations, has been the possibility for companies to appoint degrees, and this very unique and innovative approach is one which applies in particular to BPP University.

Earning your master’s degree is one of the most esteemed, but toughest courses of education for students to be able to pursue. However, with the Centre for European Master’s Programme, students will have the advantage of pursuing their master’s in specialised courses created and taught by industry experts.

The university experience for many students often represents the first time that young people are exposed to the real, endless academic and social opportunities that the world presents, and what better place to do that than at an institution that harnesses this vastness of the university experience. The Anglia Ruskin University offers students exactly that, involving flexible teaching methods incorporated on a global landscape that exposes students to different walks of life and learning experiences.

As the world of education continues to transform, students are no longer only pursuing higher education institutions based on reputation and experience alone, but now look for universities with benefits that cater towards their unique circumstances as well. The Management and Science university understands this fact, and as such, not only provides high quality courses of study, but also offers study flexibility, diverse learning environments, and more.

There are many reasons why students might not enrol in higher education after completing their secondary education, and for those students, finding an institution to accommodate further study that is not at a tertiary level, might be hard to come by. Luckily though, South Essex College provides the perfect solution to this, offering further education courses along with higher education and adult education courses, therefore offering students the possibility to study a range of different qualifications both within and beyond tertiary level, in one place.

The ideal university for many students would be one that produces student preparedness for the workplace and exceptional education efforts, whilst still managing to keep its students happy in the process. To find such a university, one would have to look no further than Keele University, an institution that checks all the boxes, offering students some of the best education that the UK can grant them.

Finding a university that both possesses the prestige and high education quality that it takes to be a part of the Russell Group, whilst still being able to keep its students satisfied under the pressure of its prestige, is a rare find. The University of Exeter, however, represents this rarity, offering quality education that has been nationally and internationally recognised, along with prioritising student satisfaction.

Since Covid-19 and the digital age have influenced a greater need for digital adaptation, students may want to consider universities that have been able to adjust to these newer forms of learning when choosing their tertiary institution. The University of East London is one such university, having spanned a long history in education, yet still being willing to adopt a personalised, flexible learning format to suit its students’ current needs.

Seeing as the world keeps on developing and advancing year after year, it is not uncommon that students might seek tertiary institutions that adapt to the ever-changing demands of the working world, but might also still want to benefit from a learning system that is rooted in experience. The University of East Anglia gives students the best of both worlds, being a young and dynamic university that is in tune with the developing job market, whilst also offering quality education that sets it on par with more experienced universities.

Northwestern university is one of the most prestigious universities in the United States (US), and is also highly ranked globally, thus, it is no surprise that their business school has been consistently regarded as one of the top Business Schools in the US. The following reveals all that a prospective business student would need to know about the Kellogg School of Management.

Regent College London prides itself on being an institution that welcomes students from all over the world, and of all age groups. The following reveals the fundamental qualities that the college has to offer its students, including information on how to apply for the college.

Every student looks to pursue a university that will place their needs as a first priority whilst completing their studies. At Brunel University London, which has its roots in providing education to the masses, students will be able to engage in exactly that, an inclusive educational environment that prioritises them.

It is safe to say that many students might have dreams of pursuing their studies in an area like London, with the rich educational value and diverse opportunities for sociability it possesses, but may not be able to afford the lifestyle. Those students can look no further than Birmingham City University to fulfil their needs, as the university finds itself in a city that can be likened to London with its large and dynamic student population, but with more affordable living, whilst also offering similar levels of high-quality education.

When considering study abroad opportunities, despite all it has to offer, Turkey might not be the first country that comes to mind for students. However, their relatively young and innovative Haliç University has its own perks that may convince students to seriously consider the institution, especially if one is looking to broaden their horizons during their studies.

Finding the right study programmes to suit your skill sets can be overwhelming to any aspiring academic, especially to those international students looking to study abroad. Nonetheless, with Budapest International College, students from all around the world are offered the unique experience of being assisted to find some of the best specialised study programmes in Hungary, all the while earning the necessary foundational education that will prepare them to enter into these programmes.

Earning the opportunity to study at a prestigious and widely-recognised university, with a long history of quality education and impactful research and diversity efforts, is a privilege like none other. Nonetheless, students who enrol at Newcastle University will have to look no further to find an institution that fits this exact description, with the university existing firmly within this category of prestige.

For those academics with religious backgrounds, the importance of finding an  institution whose values align with their own can be of great importance. Luckily, for those Catholic students based in, or looking to pursue their studies in Spain, UCAM Universidad is the perfect institution to integrate one’s religious desires with their study pursuits.


Transferring from one university to another university is a completely normal experience for many students, but can be challenging when considering university credits. The good news is, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences allows it students to be credited for some of the work that they have already done.

Located in the largest town in North Wales, Wrexham Glyndwr University became the 10th university in Wales to be formally awarded a university status in 2008. In the Complete University Guide, the Glyndwr receives top ranking for student satisfaction in England and Wales.