Putting Residence Life into Perspective
The Residence Life Office on UKZN’s Edgewood campus recently held its annual programming session to design and implement various programmes aimed at developing residences to be in line with teaching and learning within the University spectrum.
Programmes designed were founded on notions of the various socio-economic, spiritual and academic needs of students, with the aim being to encourage inclusivity.
Residence Assistants were tasked with developing two residence life programmes to implement at the residences they managed, taking into account the culture, nature and background of students living there. After intense discussions and articulation of ideas, eight unique programmes were designed for the Edgewood residences, including a poetry tour, a cultural showcase, recycling and a water saving initiative.
Task teams were formed to ensure the programmes would all get off the ground successfully.
Two new staff members at the Edgewood Residence Department, Assets and Building Officer, Mr Njabulo Mthalane, and Help Desk Support Officer, Ms Thandeka Hlophe, were introduced during the gathering.