I am currently serving as an SRC member for two consecutive terms. It is voluntary and absolutely a beautiful journey for oneself's experience and working with different departments.
In most cases, you learn to manage both your school work and your SRC duties which sometimes require one to be a crisis manager and execute yout duties in limited time. All this work is done with no monthly stipend but is the greatest teacher of all time.
It was a great workplace and very productive, I acquired a lot of skills. My supervisor was pleasant to work with including the professors. Time management and the ability to work under pressure was important. I enjoyed doing research and assisting my supervisor in drawing up proposals.
Tutoring (Former Employee) - Westville, KwaZulu-Natal - 6 March 2020
A typical day is very tasking with a lot of demand to meet up with. However it is always filled with enjoyable day and fund on the job. I also always learn to be ontop of my job, and be in charge of my job and delievering all the output required.
Demonstrating requires managing a group of undergraduates students. ost students do not care about their work and this can be frustrating but the few that are hard workers make it worth your time and make you want to be a good tutor just for their sakes.
It had a stressful day where i had to mark 100 scripts for final students in the department of Educational Psychology. I learnt the competence in meeting deadlines. The management encourages team work. The harder past of the job was marking of a lot of scripts and submitting the test scores under pressure.
Great job, you get a chance to work with very smart people and great team effort. I learned a lot about the professional field and working with people(students). It gets very busy during the registration period so you have to assist 300+ students per day, but you kind of enjoy the experience because of the great team effort and the support you get from the senior staff.
It was a diificult enviroment as staff were not hired on merit and therefore a person had to carry them so that all deadlines can be met timeously.The staff were supposed to do three of 4 jobs, and it was all down to ad-hoc functions and still it was claimed that all KPA;s were not met so no performance bonuses were given.
LECTURER (Former Employee) - Westville, KwaZulu-Natal - 15 January 2020
You can work happily here providing you don’t mind the pressure of completing research whilst engaging in teaching and learning.
Salary will never rival the private sector so go in with eyes wide open on that score. 😐
I am working as a postdoctoral researcher. We collaboratively work on postharvest fruit and vegetable packaging (postharvest and food Engineering) at the department of Agricultural Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Organising tournaments for Varsity rugby team, general administration work. I worked with different students and ensuring all the required material, advertisement was done. Liaison with other varsities as well with regards to tournaments.