Email freedom of choice for students

Providing an email service to students have been part of the IT department's operations for more than 15 years. The time has come to wave the old student Groupwise goodbye, with the service ending at the end of April 2015.
Students now choose their own service provider for email and supply this address to the university. Various NWU systems use this address for communication with students. An email alias is provided that can also be used to contact students. Sending email to [student number]  will forward the mail to students’ preferred email address.
A tool is also provided via eFundi for looking up student email addresses. The tool called Email info is part of the menu on the left on the My workspace page.
The NWU is one of two South African universities who chose this route after in-depth talks with various student bodies and stakeholders. Follow the link for more info: FAQ

13 April 2015