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Monday, 08 February 2010

Student Affairs Welcoming Event on Cape Town campus promotes student programmes and projects

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On 1 February 2010 Student Affairs wowed students with a Welcoming Event held on Cape Town Campus. A sea of faces was all that guest artists Big Nuz could see from the stage. The Cape Town Campus piazza was filled to absolute capacity with over three thousand students attending the event.

The Welcoming Event aimed to market Student Affairs’ unique programmes and projects for 2010, and to introduce students to 2010 student structures.

Most of the student clubs and societies had stalls and some, like the Climbing Club whose chairman dangled from a rope tied to the nearby building, were quite innovative in their attempts to get the attention of passers-by. The structures were geared for sign-ups and sport and religious clubs gathered the most interest and entries.

Student Affairs staff handed out branded water bottles and peak caps, and grabbed the opportunity to announce the upcoming Football Friday campaign. Students are encouraged to wear soccer shirts on Fridays, in support of the World Cup and of course, of our own Bafana Bafana team. Students spotted wearing a soccer shirt stand a chance to win a prize to the value of R120 on the spot.

The highlight of the day was when the very popular Big Nuz, who had performed at the J& B Met the previous day, walked on stage wearing CPUT hats. Students cheered and hat sales went through the roof. Not a single student sat down for the duration of the 45 minute performance.

“The day was a huge success and I am certain that we managed to get our message across quite efficiently. Academic excellence is paramount but the holistic development of the individual is also important. The one compliments the other and we can achieve this only by getting students involved in extra mural activates, projects and programmes we offer as a Department,” said Student Development Officer Anette Grobler, who initiated the event.

Student Affairs plans to have its second major event for the year on 1 March 2010, to coincide with celebrating 100 days until the World Cup.

To read more about Student Affairs activities visit the Student Affairs Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/CPUT-STUDENT-AFFAIRS/300206231549.

By Nosipo Tisani, Student Affairs

Photograph: Students fill the Cape Town campus piazza, in anticipation of the Big Nuz concert at the Student Affairs Welcoming Event on 1 February 2010.

Written by CPUT News

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