GLENWOOD SUPERSPAR SUPPORTS DUT TO ENSURE THAT NO STUDENT GOES HUNGRY
Big-ups to the Glenwood SuperSpar for committing to their pledge, to support the Food Security Programme at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) that aims to ensure that no student goes hungry.
DUT’s Department of Student Counselling and Health, which is running the programme, is grateful for the support and food parcels it has been receiving from one of its donors, Glenwood SuperSpar on a monthly basis, starting from October last year.
The department’s Acting Senior Psychologist, Miss Candice Leith said the Food Security Programme: No Student Goes Hungry was initiated through the Dean of Students as far back as 2011.
DUT’S ENACTUS TEAM ARE IN THE SEMI-FINALS OF THE ENACTUS SOUTH AFRICA COMPETITION
The Durban University of Technology’s (DUT’s) Enactus team are in the semi-finals of the Enactus South Africa Special Competition, sponsored by Harmony Gold.
Special competitions are competitions held before the national competition, its purpose is to get teams to start projects tackling different global issues. Enactus teams are challenged to intervene and assist their communities to take advantage of these opportunities. The same judging criterion that will be utilised to judge the projects of teams at the Enactus National Competition apply to these projects.
DUT’S STUDENTS FOR SUSTAINABLE CHANGE DISCUSS YOUTH INNOVATIONS IN ADDRESSING COVID-19
In closing off their Youth Month celebrations, the Durban University of Technology’s (DUT’s) Students for Sustainable Change hosted its first Virtual Youth Innovation Forum on Zoom on Monday, 29 June 2020.
This event was held under the theme: The Role of Youth Innovations in Addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Speaking on behalf of the organising team for the event, the Community Engagement Practitioner, Ms Phumzile Xulu from the Office of the Deputy-Vice Chancellor: Research Innovation and Engagement said the purpose of the event was to celebrate Youth Month by creating a platform for experience sharing for youth, by youth and on youth-led innovative solutions tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.
DUT’S NAICKER AIMS TO ‘COIL’ CROSS DISCIPLINE PARTNERSHIPS IN AFRICA AND OTHER DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Durban University of Technology (DUT) inspiring academics like Ashika Naicker (a senior lecturer in the Department of Food and Nutrition, Faculty of Applied Sciences), is passionate about promoting excellence, especially in Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL).
She got involved in COIL in 2018 when she was given the opportunity to participate in the State University of New York (SUNY) collaborative online training course through DUT’s International Office. COIL was founded in 2006 by the State University of New York Professor Jon Rubin, as a model for fostering cross-cultural student competence through the development of multicultural learning environments that link University or college classes in different countries online.
That fascinating, pointless quirky phenomenon called Flashmobs. It finally happened. The lockdown has had me “snurfing”. Snurfing is the completely pointless act of “surfing the web” for no apparent reason. It is basically using the internet without a goal in mind. I found watching flashmobs to be a really decent way to snurf.
Google the delightfully poignant flashmob tribute to Nelson Mandela at a Woolworths store by the Soweto Choir and you will find this a good reason to surf! Type “Woolworth’s flashmob tribute to Nelson Mandela”.
A flashmob is a group of people who suddenly assemble in a public place and perform through song, dance or instruments for a brief time, then quickly disperse.