The Department of Student Governance and Development at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) hosted a three-day Student Representative Council (SRC) induction workshop at the Open House Building from 19 to 21 November.
The main aim of the induction is to equip the new SRC leadership with the resources available to them and the procedure to follow within a University environment.
Speaking during the first day of the workshop, the Acting Manager: Student Governance and Development, Masiza Ngculu encouraged the SRC leaders to make use of the resources available to them within the University.
“This is the new SRC and they need to navigate the University environment. They need to know who is who in the University and what are they responsible for. It’s really to say to them, these are the offices you can contact if you need help. Overall, it helps them to understand how the University operates,” said Ngculu.
SRC President, Sesiyanda Godlimpi said the information shared during their induction would help them when addressing student-related issues.
“This induction is very important in providing us with guidance on the University’s operations. Most of us in this SRC are leaders for the first time, so having this induction provides us with guidelines on handling student-related issues,” said Godlimpi.
Ntuthuko Nxumalo who heads the SRC Sports and Recreation Portfolio at the Midlands Campus said the first day of the induction provided clarity on his role within his assigned portfolio.
“As someone who has been tasked in the Sport and Recreation Portfolio, I was able to get information on how far I can go in my contribution on DUT Sport. I will be working closely with DUT Sports Administration office to promote more student involvement in the sports codes that we have at the University, ” said Nxumalo.
Pictured: Senior Director: Corporate Affairs, Alan Khan speaking to the SRC leadership during the induction workshop.