The year 2019 will be designated as 10 Years of Extended Curriculum Programmes on the Mamelodi Campus. Several activities are planned to take place during the year to celebrate this milestone.
Currently, annual colloquia are held at universities around South Africa. The most recent was held at the University of Venda in August 2018. Mamelodi Campus is the host of the 2019 colloquium to be held on 14 and 15 August with the theme “Three decades of foundational provisioning: Strengthening the transitions”.
The Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (SAARMSTE) organises an annual doctoral research school. The event targets doctoral students and early career researchers (including postdoctoral fellows and members of staff less than five years from PhD) where facilitators from South Africa and abroad assist doctoral and postdoctoral participants to complete their doctoral studies and publication requirements. At SAARMSTE’s invitation, Mamelodi Campus has agreed to host this event, which will take place in mid-June.
Seminar programme started in 2018 to continue into 2019
Two writing retreats, one in each semester, are planned for 2019.
Special edition of Dipolelo
Towards the end of 2019, a special issue of Dipolelo will appear with stories on the various activities.
Mural exhibitions are planned, which have been created by students.
It will have a competition format with prizes for the best murals. This activity will carry on through the year with prizes awarded at the end of the year. The murals will remain as a legacy to brighten up the campus.
Celebration for staff and students
A celebration for staff and students is planned for later in the year to coincide with a prize-giving function involving various cultural events.
Best First-year Lecturer Award
This event will be held in mid-October 2019 to acknowledge the first- year lecturer on Mamelodi Campus that most inspires and motivates students by way of nominations and an “election day” theme, where students can nominate candidates for the Best First-year Lecturer