(Published - 6 December 2019)
It’s true when they say that “time flies” when you are working and studying. UWC’s faculty of Community and Health Sciences (CHS) is certain that’s what its six senior students assistants will say when they graduate this year on Friday, 13 December 2019.
Every year, CHS sends out a call for student assistants to work within the faculty and departments, and in most cases the faculty receives overwhelming interest and applications from students who are willing to be more engaged within the faculty, beyond studying, providing administrative assistance on a regular basis. The student assistants have been helpful in all faculty administration, operations and events-related duties over the years.
As we bid farewell to Johnny Davids (Nursing), Isipho Mahlakatha (Nursing), Simthandile Mgudlwa (Social work), Puseletso Rantai (Social work), Asithandile Poswa (Social Work) and Johan Fourie (Social work) the CHS Faculty wishes them all the best for the future in their personal and professional endeavours.
“Working for the Faculty made me see how things operate, and the amount of work that the Administrators and Faculty Officers have, and that has made me appreciate the service I get and be patient with the systems in place. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to have worked at the faculty for 3 years and I will take all that I have learned with me to the next phase of my journey,” said Johnny Davids.
The Faculty has already initiated a new process of recruitment and upskilling new student assistants. Come 2020, a new cohort will begin their exciting journey as student assistants across the Faculty. CHS genuinely appreciates the service of these fine students as they get to learn and carry out administrative, events and operations-related duties. Furthermore, it’s good for their development, learning and acquisition of new skills which they will need in the not too distant future.