VUT Library hosted a research seminar: Getting to know your researcher
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VUT Library hosted a research seminar: Getting to know your researcher

VUT lecturer, Dr Hannah Dunga, from the Department of Logistics

Londiwe Dube

Research has become the most vital tool to be used in order to gather all facts about a study. On September 3, 2019 the VUT Goldfields Library Department hosted a research seminar themed” Getting to know your researcher”.

The aim of this seminar was to educate students, lecturers and other staff members about the important aspects of research and on how it is conducted, in an accessible way.

VUT lecturer, Dr Hannah Dunga, from the Department of Logistics, also had a chance to share from the wisdom that she has on research. Her key pointers were mostly based on how communication and time management with your research supervisor is important. She further explained that research should be more of a lifestyle and not based only on a “degree or academic level”.

Dr Dunga also encouraged students and attendees and said:  “We were all created to be superior in the future, never doubt the abilities you have within you and we should always consider the fact that God is for us all and we should always keep an open mind and never give up on our dreams.”

Professor Fanyana Mtunzi , who is a chemistry lecturer in the Department of Applied Sciences and who is currently working with Dihlare Remedy and traditional healers ,was also given an opportunity to share more on what happens in research in a science perspective.

Cannabis for Medicine and Phytoremediation was the subject of his talk. He further explained that cannabis is not only used as a recreational drug, but it has been scientifically researched to find ways in which it can be used for non-curable diseases.

In closing remarks Prof Mtunzi said: “We should not only rely on having major qualifications with no plan of starting something of our own, we should be more educated and innovative individuals.”

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