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The department of Information Studies Society (ISS) traveled to Pretoria on the 30th of August 2017 on an academic trip. The learning trip was aimed at career exposure and mostly for all students especially those who will be going to industries next year. We planned to visit places students would probably be working in after they have finished their studies. A total of 41 students and 03 staff Members were involved in this trip.

Our objectives to visit were:
•    United Nation
•    National Library
•    Univerity of Pretoria
•    SABC
We managed to visit all these places and we gained so much there in such a way that, most of them were interested in building a stronger relationship with our Department and the institution. They also passed on their wishes that, next time they will be glad to be the one to visit us.


DIS Conference


Farewell function 


 Good morning ladies and gentleman
I would like to extend a warm welcome to our end of year prize giving and farewell function.
A special welcome to our guest speaker Dr Petros Dlamini, who I first met back in 2002-2004 when his brother Blessing was enrolled in an honours course in Communication Science and Dr Dlamini was assisting him design his website.
I would also like to acknowledge and welcome all staff members present as well as the old and new student society executive who commendably have been very active for the last year - many thanks for all the contributions to organising this event, by Mr Nkomo, Mrs Bennet and the student exec who did a lot of the work themselves.
The purpose of this event is to firstly recognise academic excellence and mentorship in the Department and secondly to say a fond farewell to our final year students who have spent the last couple years becoming part of the extended Information Studies family. We would like to wish you all well in your future endeavours and hopefully you can use some of the advice that our motivational speakers will give to you today to find employment and become a productive part of our economy.
We will also use this opportunity to acknowledge our upcoming researchers and hopefully future Postgraduate students, who won awards at our 18th annual conference this year.
Lastly I would like to wish all students good luck for the upcoming exams and give you the following advice:
1.    Check the venue and time the day before the exam
2.    Get up early and be at the venue with time to spare
3.    Do not talk to panicky students around you
4.    Go to the toilet before the exams
5.    When you get the paper read all the questions and see how many marks each one represents.
6.    Start with what you know best – you do not have to answer the questions in the order they were given to you – just number them clearly.
7.    Give yourself some time to compose your thoughts before writing your answer. Be clear and concise.
8.    Try to keep your handwriting legible.
9.    Ask your invigilator for help if you do not clear on the question.
10.    Keep an eye on time.
11.    Use every minute of the available time – if you finish early, review your answers before handing in your paper.
Without any further ado thank you ladies and gentlemen enjoy the event and over to you programme chair.

Dr Evans