Public Lecture: Meet Our Graduates
Join us for a monthly zoom talk given by one of UKZN’s high-flying graduates of the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science.
Sanele Zuma talks about The Dangers of Entitlement – A focus on Mental Health
About the speaker:
Mr Sanele Zuma is the Student Development Officer for Student Support Services, under the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science. He has been part of the College since 2012 and has intensive experience in the development and facilitation of student development programmes. As a result, Mr Zuma boosts a decade worth of experience in the training of student organisations, residences and groups in and outside of the University. His core mandat has been to ensure that students are equipped with essential academic, career and psycho-social skills to aid their success at the University and beyond. Organisations outside the University that he has worked with include the Allan Gray Foundation, REAP and Protec. He also facilitates academic and career development programmes for township schools as part of his community outreach projects. Mr Zuma’s leadership experience started in his role as a Resident Assistant in 2010 at Howard College. He has since been coordinating the Life Skills programme for the Centre for Academic Success in Science and Engineering (CASSE), formerly known as ‘Science Access’, from 2013 to date. He has also been leading a number of student development programmes under CAES with the First Year Experience (FYE) project being one of them. He has also been training and mentoring the SRC of Cedara College of Agriculture from 2014 to date. The holistic development of students and young people in general defines Mr Zuma’s passion. He thrives by ensuring that the University does not only produce academically competent graduates, but those with sufficient personal and life skills. The social ills of today (e.g., corruption, GBV, etc.) tend to speak to a deficiency in personal development and closing this gap is Mr Zuma’s life purpose.