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We put the rad in postgrad

Date Released: Wed, 16 October 2013 08:41 +0200

On Thursday 10 October the School of Journalism and Media Studies celebrated Purple Thursday with cake and a flash mob at the Kaif at Rhodes University. The purpose of the day was to inform students about the School's postgraduate courses. Students, lecturers, and postgraduate coordinator Dawn Long were there to answer any questions about postgraduate studies in journalism at Rhodes.‌

The School offers postgraduate degrees and diplomas to students who have completed a first degree. Students with an undergraduate degree in any discipline can apply for a Post Graduate diploma in Journalism and Media Studies, a Post Graduate diploma in Media Management from the Sol Plaatjie Institute for Media Leadership, and a Post Graduate diploma in Economics Journalism. Students can also do an Honours in Journalism and Media Studies, a Masters in Journalism and Media Studies, and a PHD in Journalism and Media Studies.

For more information about the postgraduate courses contact Dawn Long at d.long@ru.ac.za.

Putting the 'rad' in postgrad journalism information day

Photographs by Bridgette Hall

Main photograph: Rhodes students danced to Michael Jackson's "The way you make me feel". In the front are journalism students David Mann and Darsha Indrajith.

Flash mob 2

PDMM student Robin Chaibva represented the Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership. She blogs at Ms. Robyn's Concrete Jungle Fashion.

Flash mob 3

Journalism student Fezekile Cokile moved his arms for journalism.

Flash mob 4

Third year TV student Jason Randall filmed the flash mob and produced a video about the postgrad courses.

Flash mob 5

Director for the Centre for Economics Journalism in Africa Reg Rumney and Deputy Director of the Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership Pete du Toit joined the students on Thursday.

Flash mob 6

PDMM students looked at old copies of Rhodes Journalism Review.

Flash mob 7

PDMM student and Primedia Scholar Babalwa Nyembezi approved the cake. Her blog is called "Life after that degree". The cake read, Get a slice of the action at www.ru.ac.za/jms/studying/

Flash mob 8

Health journalism student Khangelani Dziba spoke about what he has gained from the course.

Flash mob 9

Jacob Claassens spoke about his studies in mobile journalism with Prof Lorenzo Dalvit, the MTN Chair of Media and Mobile Communication. Mobile communication forms part of an Honours course in Journalism and Media Studies.

Source:Annetjie van Wynegaard