Academic Excellence 2017

Promoting Academic Excellence

At the beginning of the year the Drostdy Academic Reps started with library tours and information literacy workshops, which were arranged for first year students during the first week of term, and these proved to be useful for the first years.  During the year the Hall and the Residences had mentorship systems in place, and during the exam terms residence common rooms were converted into study venues.  Posters of students who were willing to give academic support were placed in the dining hall, with the specific subjects they were willing to help with.  In the fourth term there was a Drostdy Hall Academic Tea event called “Save the Semester” to help Drostdy students with exam and study tips, which was organised by the Hall Academic Rep and Hall Activism Rep.

Graham Bar Study Venue‌Graham Bar converted into a study venue.

Hall Academic Event

Hall Academic Event Poster

Recognising Academic Excellence

At the Welcome Dinner certificates were awarded to the top 5 students in each undergrad residence from the November 2016 exams.  These students were invited to pre-dinner drinks and had the choice of being seated at the guest table, and there was an academic procession.

At the Leavers Dinner the top first year from the June exams received an award, as well as the top second and third year from the November 2016 and June 2017 exams combined.

Leavers Dinner Awards - Amy

Both Allan Gray and Graham House held a function to congratulate and celebrate their top academic achievers in res.

AG Top Achievers Champagne Breakfast Allan Gray Top Achievers Champagne Breakfast

 Graham Academic Achievers SupperGraham Top Achievers Supper - 2nd semester, and 1st semester:

Graham - top academics dinner May 2017

Academic Achievements

  • A Prince Alfred House student received the Judy Orpen Memorial Award.  This was lovely news as Judy Orpen herself was once a Prince Alfred House Sub-Warden. 
  • Another Prince Alfred House student received an ORU Bursary Award.
  • One Drostdy student received an Investec Top 100 Commerce Academic Excellence Award.
  • One Drostdy student received an Investec Top 100 Humanities Academic Excellence Award.

Achievement - ORU Bursary - Yonela

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