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STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE COMMITTEE

Student Representative Council – Nominees Required

 It is time to nominate your preferred candidate to stand for the period 01 March 2022 to 28 Feb 2023.

The successful candidates will serve on the Da Vinci governance structures.

The criteria for eligibility, according to policy are as follows:

  – Be registered for a Da Vinci undergraduate or postgraduate qualification during the year of nomination

– Be available to attend regularly scheduled meetings of the governing bodies and any other required meetings

– Be in good standing in terms of study fees and academic performance at the time of nomination and during the term of office

– Has not been found guilty by a duly authorised body of The Institute for violation of the student Code of Conduct or any other rules and regulations of The Institute.

Kindly make your nomination on the below link on or before Friday, 10 February 2022.

https://forms.office.com/r/bSRjkrKS7c

Voting will follow the nomination process.

We really appreciate your participation in this process.

The SRC policy and procedure documents are available on the website.

The purpose of student representatives, as part of the Da Vinci governance structures, should strive to:

  • Cultivate a healthy student culture that enriches student life, support quality of education and promote the participation of every Da Vinci student
  • Embrace the vision, mission and strategic plan of The Institute, through, amongst other things, the development of plans and goals by the students he/she represents
  • Embrace the code of conduct and values of The Institute
  • Respect differences that arise due to inter-alia, socio-economic status, sponsors, race, gender, culture, religion, age and politics. Kindly refer to the comprehensive list set out in clause 9(3) (entitled “Equality” ) of the constitution of the Republic of South Africa 108 of 1996
  • Commit to exemplary student leadership, aim to encourage academic excellence and promote equality of opportunities through efficient and transparent governanceContact the Student Representative Body by emailing: SRC@davinci.ac.za

Siddiah has held various posts in the Learning and Development (L&D) and the Human Capital space, ranging from being an Instructional Designer, Learning Consultant and Project Manager, before branching into Business to incorporate Business Management to L&D and Human Capital, in the business sphere. She has held positions such as a Business Development Manager, Relationship Manager, Regional General Manager and Strategic Account Manager.

Evelyn Ratema has experience in asset-based environments and calls centers, both inbound and outbound sales. She is currently a Senior Team Leader at Toyota Financial Services, where she manages all team leaders in the Operation Center.

Marie is currently a Product Development Specialist at OpenServe, a Division of Telkom SA. She has had repeated success driving organisational productivity through effective management of end-to-end product development, with the application of strategy techniques, business understanding, sales and marketing initiatives, relationship management, business planning, business processes, products and service design and development.

Johan Stieler is an innovative professional with 25+ years of IT experience from technical support to Executive management. He is a proactive leader/manager with expertise in Document/Content and Records management (ECM), Data automation, Forms processing (OCR/ICR), solution architecture, market plan execution, cost containment, budgeting/finance, customer service, supervision, and mentoring. He has been involved with various industries, telecoms, financial, manufacturing, etc.

Mzayifani Richard Ngwenya is the Head of Youtube Sector Representative for Ekurhuleni Youth Council. Missions or tasks realised include: the Assemble of all 112 wards youth sector heads in forums per Customer Care Centre, the assembling of all youth NPO’s, NGO’s, CBO’s per portfolio as per Customer Care Centre, and the assembling of the Council to be an umbrella body of all youth organisation in all sectors of society.

Yoricke Esterhuyse has been employed by the FirstRand Group since January 2001 to date in various roles. She can easily integrate and work well with stakeholders at all levels as evidenced by successful rollouts of numerous projects across the FirstRand group as well as within FNB, which involved taking the lead in liaising with business units, external vendors, management, and colleagues, drawing and delivering information in order to produce workable solutions.

Angelique Renshof is a highly experienced and driven Sales Executive as well as experience in Key Accounts Management, with knowledge of Full Supply Chain management both operational and sales, with complete knowledge of project planning and management.

STUDENT SUPPORT SESSIONS: 2022

Date Time Topic Lecturer Link
11-Feb-22 16:00 – 16:30 The Demands of Academic study Dr Mario Landman https://bit.ly/3oTxUJs
23-Feb-22 16:00 – 16:30 Developing an Academic vocabulary Dr Mario Landman https://bit.ly/31Wavhw
10-Mar-22 16:00 – 16:30 Working with Academic texts Dr Mario Landman https://bit.ly/3GIAZCk
24-Mar-22 16:00 – 16:30 The Fundamentals of referencing Dr Mario Landman https://bit.ly/3qdpMmL
31-Mar-22 16:00 – 16:30 The Academic argument Dr Mario Landman https://bit.ly/3moLpPV
05-Apr-22 16:00 – 16:30 Paraphrasing and Summarising Dr Mario Landman https://bit.ly/3ymRnFq
13-Apr-22 16:00 – 16:30 Introduction to Academic Writing Dr Mario Landman https://bit.ly/3s8tJvk
03-May-22 16:00 – 16:30 The Anatomy of the paragraph Dr Mario Landman https://bit.ly/3IHkLex
16-May-22 16:00 – 16:30 Academic Writing formats Dr Mario Landman https://bit.ly/33sRG6q
07-Jun-22 16:00 – 17:00 Effective Online learning Dr Mario Landman https://bit.ly/3m2nlSB
13-Jun-22 15:00 – 17:00 Introduction to Research Dr Franzel Cilliers https://bit.ly/3ESP3IY
23-Jun-22 15:00 – 16:00 Introduction to Project Based Research Mark Fuller https://bit.ly/3yvIM3p
11-Jul-22 16:00 – 16:30 The Demands of Academic study Dr Mario Landman https://bit.ly/3m4ibW3
27-Jul-22 16:00 – 16:30 Developing an Academic vocabulary Dr Mario Landman https://bit.ly/3DN8cdS
11-Aug-22 16:00 – 16:30 Working with Academic texts Dr Mario Landman https://bit.ly/3s57dnk
16-Aug-22 16:00 – 16:30 The Fundamentals of referencing Dr Mario Landman https://bit.ly/3pUUXCX
24-Aug-22 16:00 – 16:30 The Academic argument Dr Mario Landman https://bit.ly/33iDZGW
06-Sep-22 16:00 – 17:00 Paraphrasing and Summarising Dr Mario Landman https://bit.ly/3IO7fG4
15-Sep-22 15:00 – 17:00 Introduction to Academic Writing Dr Mario Landman https://bit.ly/31NDiFr
21-Sep-22 15:00 – 16:00 The Anatomy of the paragraph Dr Mario Landman https://bit.ly/3DN8gdC
10-Oct-22 16:00 – 16:30 Academic Writing formats Dr Mario Landman https://bit.ly/3m12IGc
19-Oct-22 16:00 – 17:00 Effective Online learning Dr Mario Landman https://bit.ly/3IL40PB
09-Nov-22 15:00 – 17:00 Introduction to Research Dr Franzel Cilliers https://bit.ly/3oQMscH
23-Nov-22 15:00 – 16:00 Introduction to Project Based Research Mark Fuller https://bit.ly/3s3AL4p

Da Vinci Policies

View all Da Vinci policies here.

Moodle e-Learning Platform

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e-Resources

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Evaluation Online

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Student OnBoarding guide

Student contract

Please take note of the following attachments

Notice of intent to submit

Dissertation / Thesis guidelines

Ethics Application guidelines

Ethical Clearance Application Form

Conducting Ethical Research

Supervisors permission to submit form

What is Plagiarism?

According to Merriam Webster (2017), plagiarism is defined as “the act of using another person’s words or ideas without giving credit to that person.” As an academic institution, The Da Vinci Institute is committed to raising awareness to students about the importance of submitting their own and original work.  In this context, a lack of paraphrasing, incorrect referencing and a lack of referencing constitutes plagiarism.

How can Da Vinci help you!

The Institute assists students in their understanding of what constitutes plagiarism, the levels of plagiarism and how to paraphrase and reference correctly, in the following ways:

Harvard Referencing guide

Professional writing guide

The plagiarism policy

The documents above are found under the “important documents” on Moodle. Kindly contact your Programme Convener if you require any information or assistance accessing any of the above documents.

Strive for originality!

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For any further information please contact

Head of Programme: Lebohang Mokoena: lebohang@davinci.ac.za

Programme Coordinator – Higher Certificate/Diploma students: Raymond Toga:  raymond@davinci.ac.za

Programme Coordinator – Higher Certificate: Thandeka Mfeka: thandeka@davinci.ac.za

Programme Coordinator – Bachelor students: Niradna Bechoo:  Niradna@davinci.ac.za

Programme Convener – Postgraduate students: Rinaka Moodliar:  Rinaka@davinci.ac.za

Programme Convener – Postgraduate students: Mompati Ramatshego: Mompati@davinci.ac.za

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