1. University Staff Development Programme
Two lecturers who work on the Mamelodi campus, Ms Nandi Weder and Ms Christine Mundy have been accepted into the Department of Higher Education and Training University Staff Development Programme which offers mentorship and exposure in community development for the duration of their PhD studies.
- Ms Nandi Weder, the module coordinator and lecturer in a language literacies course offered as part of the curriculum of the ECPs on the Mamelodi campus is working on her PhD project which focuses on improving undergraduate students’ inferential skills through a reading intervention dealing with expository texts.
- Ms Christine Mundy, the module coordinator and lecturer of a Chemistry course in the ECPs has as a her PhD research project focus using Cognitive Load Theory to inform the design of an inclusive Mini Spectrometer.
2. Mamelodi campus Writing retreats
The writing retreats form part of the capacity development programme for early career researchers working on the Mamelodi campus and associated faculties, namely Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Engineering, Built Environment and IT, Education and Economic and Management Sciences. These events take place during exam time to enable the participants to take time out and participate fully in the retreat.