Edgewood Campus Resident Assistants Ready for 2022 Academic Year
Every academic year residence students on UKZN’s Edgewood campus are invited to apply for a one-year performance-based contract position as Residence Assistants (RAs) in the Department of Student Residence Affairs.
Before they are appointed, selected residence students are trained and briefed on various aspects of the position, including duties and responsibilities, working relations and stakeholder engagement, departmental reports, residence programme proposal writing and Level 1 first-aid training.
This year’s RA training at Edgewood went well, and the new RAs showed enthusiasm to learn. Residence Life Coordinator Mr Karabo D Motau welcomed the new RAs saying: ‘RAs are University staff members, and as such, are expected to perform their duties with dignity and espouse our University’s REACHT values.
‘We ask the University community to welcome our new RAs across the five campuses and assist them in ensuring that the Department of Student Residence Affairs continues to provide residence students with a safe and pleasant living environment that supports and enhances the academic purpose of the University,’ said Motau.
Words: Karabo Motau
Photograph: Nompumelelo Mkhize