Hard work pays off for top LIS students
After sweating over their Sears and DDCs in a gruelling second exam paper, the PGDipLis students were given a brief respite from their academic responsibilities at the annual LISC prize-giving on 5 November.
The prize-giving recognises the top LISC students, and also provides an opportunity to thank the staff from the Library and other departments who have helped to make our academic year memorable with their contributions to the LISC courses, enriching teaching in our department.
As our student complement grows, we find ourselves faced increasing numbers of outstanding students who deserve recognition, and Certificates of Acknowledgement of Consistent Effort and Diligence were awarded to Shamila Abrahams, Kirsten Pryce, Nthabiseng Marole, Rosemary Ireka, Joanna Troost and Caitlin Miller.
We have now completed our second pioneering year of the Personal and Professional Development Programme (PPDP), which is helps to equip our students with additional marketplace skills. Gisele Raad and Alexis Pillay from UCT Careers Service, which runs the programme, were on hand to present certificates of completion to those of our students who had attended the PPDP course and completed their PPDP assignments.
The event was a tender farewell to some (including some of the Library staff who have contributed to our course and department and who will be retiring from UCT: Tessa Davies and Digby Sales), but for many others who will be returning (part-time students and those returning to brave their Master's), the event marked the beginning of a short and well-deserved break.