First-year BCom Accounting Sciences students’ treasure hunt

Posted on February 22, 2024

On 15 February 2024, the BCom Accounting Sciences first-year students participated in an exciting treasure hunt. The primary objective of this adventure was to acquaint the students with various campus venues, making it easier for them to locate their lecture halls.

Their journey commenced at the Amphitheatre, where they assembled into eight groups, each identified by its colour-coded flag.

First-year students at the Amphitheatre 

At every station, the groups organised themselves by appointing a navigator responsible for guiding the group using the University of Pretoria map, a flag bearer tasked with ensuring the group stayed together, a clue reader who deciphered clues, a puzzle builder responsible for assembling a rocket-shaped puzzle, and a group leader to ensure cohesion.

A group of first-year students sharing ideas

"The rocket-shaped puzzle underscored our mission to launch ethical influencers who re-imagine and co-create the future," said Yoshin Chetty, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accounting.

A number of firms were invited to participate in the treasure hunt. Firms were given the responsibility of explaining a concept to the students and demonstrating its real-world relevance. This underscored to the students the significance of staying informed about current events both globally and within South Africa. Chetty further explained, "This unique opportunity facilitated meaningful interactions, enabling firms to connect with students and impart a comprehensive understanding of the future landscape within their organisations." Firms not only shed light on the journey ahead but also provided invaluable tips for the successful completion of the students' academic pursuits. This forum empowered students to pose inquiries, gaining a holistic understanding of their potential careers.

First-year students pledged to be ethical influencers who re-imagine and co-create the future

"We extend our heartfelt gratitude to SAICA, Moore, Kreston SA, KPMG, SNG Grant Thornton, EY, PKF, ABSA, AWCA and our faculty committee, House CA, for their invaluable contributions, enriching the experience of our students and acquainting them with the various firms in this industry," said the lecturing staff who arranged the treasure hunt.

They eagerly anticipate witnessing the growth of the first-year class of 2024 into ethical influencers and catalysts for positive change.


- Author Department of Accounting

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