It was a bitter-sweet moment when colleagues at the Durban University of Technology bid farewell to the University’s Dean of Students, Amar Singh, who announced his retirement from the University after 33 years of service.
As colleagues honoured Singh during his farewell ceremony which was held on Friday, 24 February 2017, at the Walsingham Student Resident’s hall, Singh’s reliability to his professional responsibilities was in the beam of spotlight.
TWO DUT STUDENTS NOMINATED FOR FURNITURE DESIGN COMPETITION
Two aspiring young designers from the Durban University of Technology are in the running to win in this year’s Furniture Design Competition to be held in Durban next month (March 2017).
The annual Furniture Design Competition is one of the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) Industrial Policy Action Plan’s furniture programmes aimed at responding to the design-skills shortage in the furniture industry.
Using learning as a tool to create and change habits, the Durban University of Technology based KZN e-Skills Colab, in collaboration with the University of Ontario, Canada, hosted a Mobile Learning Engagement session with local higher education stakeholders from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, SETAs and Technical and Vocational Education and Training colleges on the opportunities of mobile learning (m-Learning), on Thursday (23 February 2017).
Keeping control of one’s finances and budgeting to live within one’s means formed an integral part of the Financial Wellness Workshop which took place at the DUT Ritson Campus last week.
The event, which was organised by the DUT Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), also looked at issues pertaining to the importance of drawing a will and understanding retirement planning from financial experts from Nedbank and Alexander Forbes.