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It is with great pleasure that we announce Professor Jacqueline Akhurst, from the Department of Psychology, as the recipient of the 2017 Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Award for Community Engagement

Our third episode of the Engagement in Action podcast series

Nosiphiwe “Nosi” Ngqwala arrived at Rhodes to do a masters in biochemistry. She became a student volunteer but realised there was no organisation focusing on what she felt was the most important job of all - teaching the next generation of South Africans how to look after their environment.

Engagement in Action Episode 2

Professor Jacqui Akhurst started her career as a teacher, became a school psychologist and then a full-time academic. Starting in KZN, moving to the UK in 2004 (York and York St John Universities) and then to Rhodes in 2015, her research focus has long been community psychology.

The first episode of Engagement in Action podcast series is now live.

The podcast series kicks off with the Environmental Learning Research Centre’s Amanzi for Food project. More episodes from other departments will go up every Tuesday for the rest of this term.

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