In 2013 Vega saw the first cohort of students registered for the Master of Arts in Creative Brand Leadership.
2013 was another successful year for Vega staff and students alike with a number of prestigious awards being received. Among the recipients was Navigator (lecturer) Cara Marx who won a D&AD Best in Year award. This is an international award for brilliance in commercial creativity.
Vega students took home two Bronze Loeries and a Craft Certificate at the 2013 Loerie Awards.
Dr Carla Enslin, co-founder of the Vega School of Brand Leadership, was appointed Deputy Chair of the Board of the Brand Council of South Africa.
Vega Johannesburg which won the student category at the Roger Garlick Media Awards;
Navigator Anthea Moys, the 2013 winner of the Standard Bank Young Artists Award for Performance Art;
Reginald Sedibe, a Vega Pretoria student, who won the Ford photographic competition; and
Marthinus van Loggerenberg, Navigator at Vega Cape Town, who was the recipient of The Independent Institute of Education's Dr Freysen Teaching Excellence Award. The award recognises lecturers who demonstrate creative and innovative teaching approaches to promote proactive learning.
Varsity College established The IIE Business School @ Varsity College (TBS) which is due to open for enrolments in 2014.
A highlight is the success of our partnership with the University of the Free State (UFS). The first group of LLB students registered with us at the beginning of 2013.
In 2013 FLB Randburg Campus relocated to Varsity College Sandton.
Sebastian Crawford, a first-year Diploma in Sport Development and Management student. He competed at the 2013 SA Short Course Swimming Championships in the physically disabled events. Sebastian won six out of his seven events, setting four new SA records and one African record in the process.
Calven Clack represented South Africa in the 200m canoeing sprints at the Universiade Student World Games in Kazan, Russia, in July. He reached the final stage and set the 9th fastest time in 36.88 seconds, his personal best.
South Africa's U23 Paddler of the Year was Varsity College's Jenna Ward. She came first in the Berg River Canoe marathon overall and in the U23 category. She also raced in Denmark in the U23 ladies category where she came 16th, finishing only six minutes behind the leader. Jenna also came third in the Fish River Canoe marathon, the SA K2 Championships and finished seventh in the Duzi.
The Varsity College Rugby Club won three of the four trophies on offer to the U20 age group.
Varsity College's surfing team competed in the 2013 USSA surfing competition with Kane Bennewith and Jessica Wilson making the USSA male and female teams.
Estiaan de Lange (Sports Life Club Captain Triathlon) from Varsity College Pretoria participated in the 4th Warrior race at Hartbeespoort in the Black Ops Category (21km run and 31 obstacles). Estiaan finished second in his group.