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PROGRAMME OF EVENTS FOR NMMU COMMON CAMPAIGN DAYS

NMMU will host the programme of events set out below and traverses the following key dimensions, namely: Student Success Innovations; Media, Art and Culture; and Alumni Relations. It is hoped that through these events a vibrant, multi-dimensional perspective can be shared and experienced by staff, students and communities as well as other regional post-school education institutions.

Below is the consolidated institutional calendar chronologically listing the events that have been planned as part of NMMU’s contribution to the HESA Common Campaign Days.

NMMU EVENTS CALENDAR FOR HESA COMMON CAMPAIGNS DAY – HIGHER EDUCATION: 20 YEARS OF DEMOCRACY

INSTITUTIONAL EVENTS

DATE

HOSTING UNIT/DEPT.

EVENT

THEME

8 April

CANRAD/HERALD

The Herald NMMU Dialogue Series 2014 will host a Public Dialogue on the forthcoming National Elections (Feather Market Hall)

 

The Herald NMMU Dialogue Series 2014 will host a Public Dialogue on the forthcoming National Elections

9 April

CANRAD

LGBTI

Gender Issues

22 April

CANRAD

Black Lawyers Association of South Africa (NMMU Student Society) and NGO Inkulu/Free/Heid  will be hosting Advocate Vusi Pikoli  on a Panel Discussion

(Senate Hall, North Campus)

20 Years into Democracy: Has the constitutionally entrenched right to vote ushered the type of society we all want?

 

14 May

CANRAD/Kagiso Trust

Beyers Naude Youth Dialogue (George Campus)

What are the views of George youth 20 years into our political democracy?

15 May

Arts & Culture

A drama production

 

15 to end May

Arts & Culture

An art exhibition

“Talking Heads’

23/24 May

Arts & Culture

A music celebration

 

19-25 May

Arts & Culture; OIE; CANRAD

Africa Week: Multiple Events - Colloquium on Theme above (focus issues of Democracy/Economics/ Human Rights etc). African Embassies invited. Ex-President Thabo Mbeki to be invited.

Silhouette project; Music, Drama, Dance and other art forms to be showcased.

South Africa/Africa relationship and SA’s involvement in Africa since 1994

25 May

Arts & Culture

Drama production “I am an African” performed by 140 learners from Diaz Primary School in Algoa Park, Port Elizabeth

A tribute to Nelson Mandela and a celebration of our democratic freedom.

5 June

DVC Academic and Dean: T&L

Teaching and Learning  Breakaway

Promoting student success through T&L innovations

28 July - 1 Aug

Dean: T&L and Higher Education Access and Development Services (HEADS)

Academic Success Week

Critical reflections on the role of HE in promoting student access for success

 

REGIONAL EVENTS

Critical reflections on student success and democratic citizenship in the post-school sector

30 April

Rhodes University

Seminar, to stimulate debate and discussion, seven speakers from various South African higher education institutions will present papers on topics falling within this theme.

To publish a collection of the seminar papers and write up of the discussion before the end of 2014.

Africanisation and South African universities in 20 years of democracy

31 July

CIPSET in collaboration with key internal stakeholders

Panel Discussion –

Talking Heads silhouettes will be exhibited and selected video clips from staff and students showcased

Participants to be invited from other universities