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10 Fail-Safe Interview Tips

2018-09-05T08:23:36+00:00

10 Fail-Safe Interview Tips The dreaded interview process is a gauntlet that must be run by every graduate. Although the process is undoubtedly daunting, there are some substantive steps that all candidates can take to give themselves an advantage over their peers. Know the Business - The candidate who knows the employer’s website backwards and forward is likely to stand out from those who only seem to have a cursory knowledge in the operations of the business. Research the Industry – Certain industries require a specific type of graduate. As such, it is often possible to have a fairly good [...]

10 Fail-Safe Interview Tips 2018-09-05T08:23:36+00:00

The Social and Economic Impact of a Water Scarcity

2018-04-24T15:38:58+00:00

The Social and Economic Impact of a Water Scarcity With every other Hollywood blockbuster featuring a dystopian future with no water, one would be forgiven for thinking that South Africa, given its current lack of rain, is on the cusp of doomsday. Although the reality of the situation isn’t nearly so dramatic, we would be well advised to take heed of the social and economic consequences that do accompany a water scarcity. Economic Consequences A lack of water can pose a major obstacle to economic prosperity with many sectors relying on the precious resource in their operations. For instance, there [...]

The Social and Economic Impact of a Water Scarcity 2018-04-24T15:38:58+00:00

The Impact of Women in Research

2018-04-24T14:21:32+00:00

  The Impact of Women in Research Women have been responsible for some of humanity’s greatest contributions to science and research. However, women are frequently denied their due credit, with male counterparts and the media all too often downplaying their contributions. With this in mind, we take a step back and stop for a moment to appreciate the true impact of women in research. Marie Curie Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the only woman to win this award in two separate categories. Curie’s research predominantly centred on radioactivity, and she is perhaps best [...]

The Impact of Women in Research 2018-04-24T14:21:32+00:00

How to Choose the Best Research Partners

2018-04-24T13:50:22+00:00

  How to Choose the Best Research Partners Whether it be the quantity of the data or an extremely nuanced focus area, circumstance will often have it that assembling a team, as opposed to a solo effort, is the best course of action when conducting your postgraduate research. However, assembling the optimal research team is no easy feat, with a poor decision in this regard having the potential to completely derail the project. So just how do you choose the best research partner? Something Different Choosing to partner with an individual who has been exposed to exactly the same educational [...]

How to Choose the Best Research Partners 2018-04-24T13:50:22+00:00

VUT achieves 2nd Runner up at National Three Minute Thesis Competition

2018-04-24T12:51:55+00:00

VUT achieves 2nd Runner up at National Three Minute Thesis Competition VUT is delighted to announce the second runner up Immaculate Linda Achieng’ Ouma from the Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences. Her thesis title is: Preparation and characterization of manganese doped iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles coated pine cone powder and its applications in water treatment Her future plans are: Work as an academic to help students develop their knowledge of science and provide solutions to environmental problems through science. The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, and has since [...]

VUT achieves 2nd Runner up at National Three Minute Thesis Competition 2018-04-24T12:51:55+00:00

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