Exciting TURF Symposium Ignites Research Passion Among University of Pretoria Students

Posted on May 31, 2023

The Faculty of Health Sciences recently hosted the highly anticipated TURF Symposium, marking the opening of TURF for the year 2023. Undergraduate students from all disciplines were warmly welcomed to participate in this enlightening event.

The symposium commenced with an inspiring presentation by Prof Tivani Mashamba-Thompson, who shared her visionary outlook for TURF in 2023. She also highlighted the remarkable achievements of previous TURF members, showcasing the successful publications authored by undergraduate students. The presence of Prof Janette Bester and Dr Michelle Visagie from the Department of Physiology added to the event's appeal, as they engaged with students eager to explore research and postgraduate study opportunities.

The symposium was a resounding success, leaving a lasting impact on all attendees. Students and staff alike were invigorated by the collaborative and supportive culture fostered by TURF, which encourages active participation and contributions to research at UP.

Adding to the excitement of the day, students had the chance to win incredible prizes that granted them access to interactive learning sessions with renowned established researchers. These prizes provided a unique opportunity for students to further expand their knowledge and network with experts in their respective fields.

We extend a warm invitation to all undergraduate students to join TURF and become part of this vibrant community of emerging young researchers. TURF offers a platform to simplify the intimidating world of research and facilitates undergraduate research initiatives, empowering students to unleash their full potential. Don't miss out on the chance to be a part of this dynamic and enriching experience. Join TURF today and embark on an exciting research journey at the University of Pretoria!

For more information visit the TURF webpage at: https://www.up.ac.za/faculty-of-health-sciences-research/article/2496586/turf 

- Author Department of Physiology

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