The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) will host its annual College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) Open Day via an online platform​ on Saturday, June 13.

The university’s annual CAES Open Days – which are usually held at the Westville and Pietermaritzburg campuses and showcase livestock, drones and colourful chemistry experiments – cannot take place this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Instead, the university will embrace an alternative way to reach potential students via a Zoom webinar between 9am and 4pm.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of CAES, Professor Albert Modi said UKZN had opted to use a virtual alternative to ensure that the current matriculants don’t miss out on vital information regarding study choices and the 2021 application process.

The Open Day programme will include an overview of the College, its mainstream and access programmes, how to apply to study at UKZN, financial aid assistance and various career prospects within the sciences.

​There will also be an opportunity to interact with the Deans and Heads of five schools during question and answer sessions. Schools within the College include Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Chemistry and Physics, Engineering, Life Sciences as well as Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science. These schools offer a comprehensive package of degrees and a gateway to a career in the agricultural, engineering and scientific fields.

​​You can register for this event by visiting and clicking on the registration tab.​​The online Open Day will also be recorded and posted on the website following the event.