Mentorships a great teaching opportunity for MSc and PhD students
Mentor (Former Employee) – Pretoria, Gauteng – 6 March 2018
The UP Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Mentorship Programme is a great opportunity to learn how to mentor another student and familiarize yourself with a more supervisory (teacher) role. Department ensures best-fit matching of mentee and mentor in order for both parties to get the maximum benefit.
Business Analyst (Current Employee) – Pretoria, Gauteng – 28 February 2018
Business analysis within the Department of Enrolment and Student Administration at University of Pretoria on daily basis include :
•Liaising with various business units to gather business requirements and resolve issues; •Identifying and documenting business rules to create a central repository of business rules; •Contributing to systems development from a business needs point of view; •Analysing business processes and relating them into IT solutions to improve the workflow or expand systems to serve improved services; •Providing business-enabling solutions to improve business processes
Student (Former Employee) – Pretoria, Gauteng – 27 February 2018
An engineering in general is demanding. The degree at the University of Pretoria set a high standard, but forces its students to reach their full potential.
I learnt the theory needed to be an engineer, and the work that it would require in the long run. The hardest part would be the sacrfices that needed to be made in order to pass, but the walking away with an Bachelors of Engineering degree is well worth it.
Internationally recognised degree
High standards resulted in less social exposure than desired
Vacation Work Student (Former Employee) – Pretoria, Gauteng – 21 February 2018
Every day a lot of new concepts were learnt, which enables growth and enrichment. I strengthened my teamwork skills; how to plan and execute duties in accordance to the deadlines given. I enjoyed the open environment that my fellow colleges created, you could freely ask for assistance when in need.
MushDops member (Former Employee) – Pretoria, Gauteng – 15 February 2018
A typical day at work includes laboratory techniques most of the time,for example: microscopy,single spore isolations,media preparation,purification,PCR and DNA extraction.I have learnt to work with a team and have acquired some leadership skills.The hardest part of the job is consistency and maintaining pure cultures.I enjoy DNA extraction.
We never exactly has working hours because at time we would have debates scheduled for 8pm and we had to be there to control the student. What I've learned is that students can multitask, school work and politics. And they may vary in the debate room but after the debate they get along. It taught me patience.
Tutor and demonstrator (Current Employee) – Pretoria, Gauteng – 25 January 2018
This is a review for UP BSc physics first year tutor
A tutoring session includes 1 hour session covering current weeks material and indicating mistakes form previous to 25 students, a 2 hour session demonstrating a practical experiment and aiding progress as well as marking both tutorial problems and experiment reports and providing feedback to the students.
Tutoring refreshed my knowledge on the material learnt and provided learning opportunities for tutoring different types of students requiring different approaches.
We reported to a professor on the students performance and highlighted areas that needed attention. We were provided worksheets to hand out to the students during the tutorial and personally marked our classes work and provided feedback in the next session.
Assistant (Former Employee) – Pretoria, Gauteng – 22 January 2018
I was surrounded by positive people who were open to questions and giving advice. Punctuality and consistency are some of the things i learned at the University of Pretoria. I enjoyed working with people that have the same mindset and outlook on life.
Gauteng, South Africa - Head Coach & Administrator (Former Employee) – Pretoria, Gauteng – 18 January 2018
Planning, coordinating & organising of various tasks & activities: - Sports tours for the Tuks Rowing Club: booking accommodation, arranging transport, arranging meals, day-to-day activities on tour, coordinating with tour hosts - Social media updates and coordination of both the TuksRowing Facebook & Twitter page - Fundraisers: Coordinated with tickets salesperson to arrange cheaper ticket prices to sell for the club to raise funds - Year End Functions: sourcing venue, liaising with venue manager for meals, planned & organised decor, arranged speakers & MC's, arranged a fundraiser for the evening - Arranging training program, day-to-day activities for the club with regard to training and general administration
Chairperson of the University of Pretoria's Rowing Club (2011 - 2013) Events Coordinator of the University of Pretoria's Rowing Club (2010) Assisted with administration work at E&D Physiotherapy
Working in the University of Pretoria has been a pleasure. I received the opportunity to educate the undergraduate student to the best of my ability and to understand various types of people and their learning abilities, and to adapt to this.
Compliance with specific requirements in assisting students and academic staff to manage their roles towards students. All aspects within the sector are covered during a lengthy process over many years during which time policies and skills are mastered.
Also less stress free periods where personal affairs and own needs could be attended to.
Management of student affairs to ensure that students are assisted in a professional manner is highly rewarding.
Sense of belonging and functioning without constant interference.
Demanding at times especially towards the conclusion of qualifications at the end of the final year.
This is a necessary experience for any prospective academic. The work was challenging, but this only pushed one to improve. It was very rewarding to influence lives and improve student performance. I felt needed and useful in the work.