Ms Thina Maqubela

 Ms Thina Maqubela

Email address: t[dot]maqubela[at]ru[dot]ac[dot]za

* Studied at the University of Cape Town and obtained a B.Sc in Mathematical Statistics in 2010.
* Studied at West Virginia University in the USA and obtained a M.Sc in Statistics in 2013.
* Pioneered the Future Leaders Program (FLP) at Ubuntu Education Fund in Port Elizabeth by designing a comprehensive support structure for grade 12 learners, preparing them for university.
* Appointed as Lecturer in the Department of Statistics in 2014.
* Teaches first-year undergraduate courses, in particular: Theory of Finance, Statistics 1D, Statistics 101 and Biostatistics PC301.

Ms Maqubela serves as an advisor on the ENUCTUS society and on the GRADRA Education board. She continues to mentor students and participate in the Allan Gray mentoring program. In 2018 was the guest speaker at the Golden Key member recognition function, the St Mary's Hall Leavers dinner, the GADRA Education Matric School awards ceremony and the 9/10ths culmination event. Ms Maqubela presented various invited talks to students on and off campus, for example UPSTART to the Joza Youth Club, academic talks to the students residing in Allan Gray Residence and Robert Sobukwe House as well as the Oppidan Hall orientation week academic talk. She presented a guest lecturer to the Management 102 students about financial literacy, black tax and entrepreneurship. In addition she was a guest speaker on the Mhlobo Wenene radio show discussing statistics. She facilitates the community engagement and service learning student videos for Statistics 1D and Theory of Finance. This project has produced a total of 33 videos in IsiXhosa and English and has over 14 000 views. This project is growing: a book of short stories about financial literacy written in IsiXhosa is being converted into video material. She received the TOP women Standard Bank award (2018) and was a top 10 finalist for McKinsey’s Next Generation Women Leaders in SA (2018).

Conference Publications and Presentations:

  1. 1. Maqubela, T (2018). Peer teaching in a first year undergraduate class: indigenous language mediating the learning experience. 10th International Conference on Teaching Statistics, ICOTS 10, Kyoto, Japan, 8-13 July 2018.

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