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Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Developing well-rounded graduates

ACTIVE: The Department of Student Affairs offers a range of sporting codes. ACTIVE: The Department of Student Affairs offers a range of sporting codes.

The Student Development Unit in the Department of Student Affairs aims to develop the potential of our students holistically. This is done through excellence and maximum participation in well-constructed, well-researched personal and life skills development.

  • The unit offers developmental workshops such as public speaking, etiquette and grooming, searching the web effectively and meeting procedures.
  • It also offers a myriad of off-campus events, outings and interventions falling under adventure-related experiential learning, including teambuilding sessions, hikes, river rafting, quad biking and horse riding
  • Student development also focuses on environmental awareness campaigns and interventions such as saving water and electricity, paper audits, recycling, beach clean-ups, tree planting ceremonies and alien plant removal
  • Student development also teaches students how to become responsible and compassionate citizens by active involvement in corporate social responsibilities of all kinds. Recent projects include helping with the development of a library in Kalksteenfontein, building sport fields at Kammieskroon and a poverty relief programme at CPUT

Student development constantly does new research on student needs and interests so as to provide the necessary non-academic skills students will need in the business world.

For more information contact Anette Grobler on groblera@cput.ac.za or Melani-Ann Hara on HaraM@cput.ac.za or 021 959 6010 or visit http://www.cput.ac.za/students/life/development.

The Department Student Affairs (DSA) Sport (http://www.cput.ac.za/students/life/sport) offers both competitive and recreational sporting codes on all campuses.

In addition to the provision of 23 competitive sporting codes, it also offers information and workshops on healthy lifestyle issues such as healthy eating, how to overcome addictions, weight loss programs and stress relief.

For more information on the codes on offer as well as training times contact Railien Neilson
on neilsonra@cput.ac.za, Tyrone Africa on 021 864 5247. 

Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za