The Durban University of Technology (DUT) is currently hosting its annual Open Week at the Fred Crookes Sport Centre, Steve Biko Campus in Durban.
The DUT Open Week is held after an invite that was sent by the University to High Schools and their Principals around and outside the Kwa-Zulu Natal Province. This year (2019) the Open Week will only be for three days, commencing today (Thursday, 16 May 2019) and ending on Saturday (18 May 2019). Day one and two of the Open Week will see 95 schools descend to the University. Open Week is scheduled so that pupils and principals of different schools are offered the opportunity to seek information about the different faculties, departments and programmes offered at the University.
“We have received a positive response from schools around Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Empangeni and Newcastle. This is great because the team has been doing a lot of school visits all over the province,” said Alex Mdletshe, Manager at Student Recruitment.
Various academic departments, administration departments such as the University’s Student Counselling, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Student Housing as well as the Central Applications Office (CAO) will also be available to assist pupils with their queries.
One of the pupils attending the DUT Open Week, Samantha Pillay said she was delighted to be offered an opportunity to visit DUT before she could be part of its family. “I am happy that we are given a chance to explore the University and its programmes before I can join it next year. I hope that by the time I leave here, I would have a better understanding of Somatology because that is what I want to do after matric,” she said.
The last day of the Open Week (18 May 2019) is open to the public at large where everyone who has an interest of studying at DUT is welcomed.
Pictured: Happy pupils’ eager to get into the Fred Crookes Sport Centre during day 1 of the DUT Open Week.