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While students of Nelson Mandela University are enjoying the winter recess, the last arrangements are being finalised to welcome more than 200 learners from the Southern Cape to the George Campus for the annual Grade 12 Accounting School to be hosted here from 2 and 6 July in collaboration with Investec.

This sought-after event, presented under the theme – “Be a world changer” – is about much more than simply boosting exam results – it brings together learners from all walks of life, helps to equip them with valuable social and interpersonal skills, inspires them to view life through a different lens – and to dream!

The week-long winter school is set to give pupils a taste of university life, following the same academic model used by the Nelson Mandela University’s School of Accounting, where formal lectures are followed by smaller tutorial groups where the tutor – a senior BCom Accounting student – plays a supportive role.  In this role the tutor helps learners to identify the source of any difficulties they may have and assist them in solving it. This empowering model is also greatly beneficial to the tutors themselves as they also develop various skills in the process.

Motivational talks and mentoring by accounting professionals and past students; information on career opportunities in the Accounting profession; talks on funding options and application procedures, and much more form part of the programme for the week. It concludes on the Friday afternoon with a prize-giving – a fun event aimed at acknowledging the efforts of the learners involved in the programme.

Notes and additional material on the subjects covered, as well as Grade 12 Exam papers and solutions are provided as part of the winter school package. Shuttle transport, with designated pick-up points between the campus and town is also provided free of charge, while about two-thirds of the learners from schools in the neighbouring towns, and from as far afield as Ladismith, have opted to make use of the subsidised on-campus accommodation.

Participants in last year’s Grade 12 Accounting Winter School hosted at Nelson Mandela University George Campus were in agreements that it was great fun – and an inspiring, live-changing experience. 

For more information, contact: Ms Charlene Cupido 044 – 8015570

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