We love UNISA. Without UNISA 400,000 students that are studying today probably would not have had the opportunity. They pick up a lot of flack, some of it justified, but if we did not have UNISA many of us would not be able to study at all. And the reason why they seem to have so many problems? Because they are helping SO MANY students! So statistically they are bound to have more things go wrong. UNISA has our backing, and we will do everything in our power to assist UNISA students – they are bravest, hardest working students in the country. Go UNISA!
Together We Pass came about as a result of students struggling with communication with UNISA and losing motivation as they studied long distance.
We conceptualised an online study group platform where students can share UNISA resources with others who are studying the same course; compare assignments without the risk of plagiarism and ask each other questions when they got stuck. A simple yet highly effective system (social learning) that has been proven to drastically improve understanding and marks.
In less than 10 minutes we will give you the quick tools to ensure you improve, and best of all can PASS. Fill in this form and we will email you your copy today.
Authored by Tabitha Bailey, CEO & Founder of Together We Pass
UNISA is the biggest distance-learning institution in Africa, and the oldest open-distance education university in the world. A third of South Africa’s university students use UNISA and it is also one of the largest universities on the planet.
As one of the oldest distance learning institutions in the world UNISA has always been about giving access to higher education to those who could not normally have access. That has never been more true than it is today. UNISA gives access to students across the globe, with exam centers in over 130 countries. In South Africa UNISA takes around one third of all South Africa’s university entrants.
Together We Pass believes that helping UNISA students pass will help South Africa move forward as a nation. Students need a high impact, low cost solution that they can access anywhere. For this reason, you will not pay more than R150 for an online study group on Together We Pass.
UNISA has grown at an exponential rate over the past ten years and has found it difficult to keep up with the demand. They have earned a rather bad reputation for slow registration, slow release of study material and results, and bad communication with students.
It is understandable, with 360,000 students to service, that there is enormous pressure on the institution. There have been some shortcomings and failures along the way but it is clear that UNISA continues to strive to put new methods in place to assist students. MyUNISA was their first big step to aiding their students.
MyUNISA has been a saving grace in many ways:
However, MyUNISA has struggled with the amount of students and has been known to shut down when there is an influx of assignments being submitted. Check out our full list of the pros and cons of MyUNISA.
Together We Pass offers additional assistance to students studying at UNISA. Our online study groups have been helping students succeed since 2008 and we are constantly developing our technology to assist students more effectively. It is important to recognise that Together We Pass aims to support MyUNISA and not replace MyUNISA. Contact us directly to check if there is space in a study group for your UNISA course.
Unfortunately distance education is always a struggle. Students have to manage and motivate themselves, and have little access to support. Distance learning students are usually working full time, having to juggle study with work and family responsibilities. With an institution under pressure like UNISA there is very little they offer in the way of help should you get stuck.
Our aim at Together We Pass is to facilitate peer-to-peer support so that all students can benefit without having to pay huge fees for personal tutors. We encourage students to share resources, compare assignments and assist each other with their studies.