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Letter to the editor 13 May 2014

 

 

As a postgraduate psychology student, the words “personal growth” came up a few times during my undergraduate years.

They were almost always accompanied with words like “counselling” and “development”. This is where the course that LifeLine Pretoria offers is a great opportunity: it is a personal growth course followed by a counselling skills course. It has helped me to grow and given me the skills I know will benefit me as a psychology student. As psychology students, we need the learning experience and skills that LifeLine offers. So I urge you all to find out more about the course, it has helped me - as an honours student - a great deal.

Rochelle Kirstein

 

 

Letter to the editor

Update: Walk For Freedom and Let's Talk Democracy

Statement: The Student Representative Council (SRC) along with the Tuks Student Political Association (TSPA) have planned events in 2014 in order for the University of Pretoria to celebrate 20 years of democracy in South Africa. The “I Love Democracy” campaign was launched at a corporate brunch with society representatives on 27 March 2014.

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Letter to the editor 14 April 2014

Open letter to AfriForum

We have been at Tuks for three years, but not one day have we heard AfriForum address key issues that are affecting students, issues that include, res accommodation, financial aid or the racism that students face daily, yet they are quick to go to high courts and insult top management about cultures in the university, lack of parking for students, and issues that only cater for majority of white Afrikaans students, yet they claim to fight for students in general.

As black students, parking, res tradition and culture are the last things on our mind. How can we stress such issues when we have no financial support, nor a roof over our head, why is that? If AfriForum can afford to go to the high court over minor issues, why can’t they use the same resources to address issues that include basic needs, or the provision of services to the students.

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Letter to the editor: In reply to letter published last week

In reply to letter published last week

As Up & Out, Tuks’s official LGBTI society on campus, we hear your concern and would like to state that Up & Out is and has always been a society that majority focuses on LGBTI students and their issues.

We are aware of current social issues surrounding us internationally and even nationally, and we inform and debate such topics with our members and even non-members.

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Letter to the editor 17 March 2014

In reply to letter published last week

Facts over assumptions any day

How is it that Pot `n Pons 2013 started 90minutes late due to “poor planning”?

For your information and those who might not know this, before an event is given a green light, thorough security checks and corrections thereof need to be done. Due to some residences not meeting the security requirements the green light was not given in time. Even after the residences were informed of all the rules and restrictions well beforehand.

Read more: Letter to the editor 17 March 2014

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