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Student Development

Department of Student Affairs (DSA)

Student Development

Student Development is a division of the Department of Student Affairs. 

 

The focus of the Student Development Division is on leadership development and capacity building of our students.

At UP our students’ academic outputs are of the highest priority but hand in hand with academic performance, we also develop our students to obtain additional life skills to equip them to perform optimally in all spheres of life as leaders.

By developing leadership skills in our students they are able to excel in student structures at the University but also on a broader level both nationally as well as internationally once they have completed their studies and pursue their careers.

Plenty of opportunities to put theory into practice and extend students’ scope exist in the form of extra-curricular activities that are facilitated by our service providers (Student Culture, RAG, Student Sport and Perdeby), Day Houses, Faculty Houses, The Constitutional Tribunal, the Class Representative system as well as more than 100 registered societies.

The division Student Development can be seen as a hub where student leaders are developed and nurtured to maturity.

 

 

News

Social Development Month (October) - 22/10/2014
Pro-poor strategies such as social grants, the national school nutrition programme and the expanded Public Works Programme, amongst others, reflect a better understanding in that the most vulnerable are assisted to break the poverty trap.
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Kovsie First Year Moot Court Competition - TuksLaw triumphs (again)! - 20/10/2014
The University of Pretoria TuksLaw teams proved again that they are indeed the cream of the crop at the 10th Annual First Year Kovsie Moot Court Competition which was hosted by the University of the Free State from 2 to 6 October 2014.
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Launch of photographic exhibition at University of Pretoria celebrates Australia’s contribution to the new South Africa - 20/10/2014
Prof Cheryl de la Rey, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria (UP) was joined by the Minister of Women in The Presidency, Susan Shabangu , and the Acting High Commissioner of Australia, Chris Munn at the launch of a new photographic exhibition titled Celebrating 20 years of democracy: Australia’s contribution to the new South Africa.
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Limpopo’s tomato growers have to face up to climate change - 20/10/2014
Limpopo Province produces 66% of the total annual tonnage of tomatoes grown in South Africa. The province is also deemed particularly vulnerable to the impact of climate change, partly because it is exposed to extreme weather events. A new study demonstrates the extent to which current climate change scenarios are likely to impact tomato production and proposes possible methods for farmers to mitigate the impact.
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Walking the tightrope - 20/10/2014
Twenty first century organisations can be as large and powerful as countries, yet the communication and knowledge revolution has shrunk the planet and its people into a global village. These extremes of size and a shifting environment force organisations to walk a tightrope balancing people, planet and profit.
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UP conducts validation trial for IDEXX’s new pregnancy test for cows - 17/10/2014
Improved pregnancy rates among cattle mean greater profitability for dairy and beef farmers. IDEXX, an international company dealing with diagnostic products in animal health, recently approached the University of Pretoria with a request to conduct a project to assist in devising reliable, cost-effective methods for diagnosing pregnancy in cattle. This led to the bovine pregnancy test validation trial, which is being conducted in the South African dairy industry.
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Department of Chemistry academic wins prize - 16/10/2014
Dr Patricia Forbes was awarded the prize for the Best Scientific Paper at the recent National Association for Clean Air Conference held in Umhlanga on 9 and 10 October.
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