NUST Students Invited To Zurich For Investment Research Competition Finals

Staff Writer |Nust ZW

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A team of students from the National University of Science and Technology (Nust) were last Thursday named as winners of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge in Zimbabwe.

Following their victory, the students advanced to the next level of the world’s leading investment research competition and will compete against universities from Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

The regional finals will be held on 10th and 11th of April 2019 in Zurich, Switzerland and will be hosted by CFA Society Switzerland.

The local challenge was the first step of two for a local team to advance towards the global final in New York, US, on April 25, 2019.

The Nust team consists of Andrew Dewah, Obvious Khumalo, Lynet Koteni, Tanaka Mupatsi and Memory Singadi.

Simbarashe Mangwendeza of Old Mutual Securities mentored the team while Cloudio Chikeya, a lecturer at Nust advised the team.

Other universities that competed at the local research challenge were from, Africa University, Chinhoyi University of Technology,Harare Institute of Technology,Midlands State University, Solusi University, and University of Zimbabwe.

Each university sent a team of three to five students to participate in the local challenge.

The students presented their analysis and buy/sell/hold recommendations on ZSE listed Padenga Limited. Their presentation at the local final was the culmination of months of research; interviews with company management, competitors, and clients; and presentation training.

For the students it was a great moment with some seeing that as a big step towards the professional life.

One of the students, Memory Singadi had this to say: “It feels so good to win though it was very challenging. For me the experience is a stepping stone to the future and my career.”

Obvious Khumalo, another member of the winning team felt the competition gave them “a practical feel of the corporate world”.

CFA local host coordinator Ranga Makwata was full of praise for the competing teams especially on how they were able to grasp key concepts of the competition such as financial analysis and equity valuation over a three months mentorship programme.

“With this kind of enthusiasm and talent the future of the investment profession in the country is very good and that can only improve our capital markets further,” he said.

Source: Technomag
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Africa University Community Integration Night: Gallery

Africa University’s Student Affairs department organized a Community Integration Night on Friday 2 November dubbed “Back to the roots”

It was an 80s themed night. Have a look

Students came to the party in full swing, clad in a combination of flashy, multi-colored, tight and over-sized garments.

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#TuesdayThoughts:Before you act listen,Before you react think,Before you spend earn,Before you criticize wait,Before you you pray forgive,Before you quit try

Joseph Nyamayaro |Nust ZW

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Remember Sweet words are not always true,true words are not always sweet but no matter how words are said, actions will always tell the truth Act!!!

Take note that Fear has always two meanings, that is:
*F*…orget
*E* …verything
*A*…nd
*R*…un

or

*F*…ace
*E*….vreything
*A*….nd
*R*…ise
The choice is yours.

Lastly remember to keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words.

Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviour.Keep your behaviour positive because your behaviour becomes your habits.Keep your habits postitive because your habits become your values.

Keep your values positives because your Values become your Destiny

*Good morning Good people🌼🌹🌻*

#MorningMotivation: In life when you stop chasing the WRONG things you give RIGHT things a chance to catch you

by Joseph Nyamayaro|Nust-ZW
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Also, life is not qualified by fluent English or a rich lifestyle. It is measured by the number of people who smile when they hear your name. Today just remember that’s there is no royal road to success but after success every road becomes royal. Learn that the mirror never looses it’s ability to reflect even if it is broken into two pieces or a 1000 pieces so never change your originality in any situation. More-so, life is like a mirror; It will smile at you if you smile at it.

GOOD MORNING and stay blessed

NUST Student Satisfaction Survey

The following survey is conducted by Division of Students Affairs at NUST to evaluate student satisfaction with services provided by the institution. The purpose being to identify areas for improvement. Completing this survey implies your informed consent.

By completing this survey, you stand a chance to win a tablet, external hard-drives and lunch vouchers

 

5 Lessons from #VisaBae’s predicament

by Staff Writer

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1. Be cautious of information you cannot fact check

Not everything you see on social media is legit and   is just another reminder that things on social media are not always what they seem to be(Think fake news also). Rutendo Tichiwangani (@RLT_) said that she did not own any of the clothes and designer bags she wore for the gram yet most potential suitors thought she was out of their league and her followers aspired to have her “fake” lifestyle. Be wise and cautious of anything you cannot fact check on social and mainstream media.

2. Get your priorities right

As Scott Caan said, “Good things happen when you get your priorities straight.”
#Visabae did not have to wait until a month was left to sort the Visa issue out. Surely, it is tempting to judge that she did not make it a priority. She knew for a reasonable amount of time as an adult that she had to fix her status in the UK and still did nothing about it. If she had heard Scott Caan’s wisdom in good time, she’d have saved herself all this drama.

3. Be driven by a cause not applause

When one has a cause, the motivation comes from within. You will not need to look outside yourself for approval or affirmation and you stop becoming a slave to the opinions of others. Just like in #Visabae’s case, not everyone was supportive. But she did not back down on her plea for help despite all the criticism and backlash.

4. You can’t rely on freelancing as a sustainable source of income

Despite the fact that the Gig Economy is growing, especially in the direction of online marketing and influencing (see Oxford Internet Institute’s Online Labour Index), it is best as a side hustle especially if you are freelancing. Even though #VisaBae has 70k followers on Instagram, she struggled to save up just over 2000 pounds. The problem could have been no income stability.

5. In life just be humble and be yourself nothing beats authenticity

#Visabae decided to be honest and transparent with her situation and ended up with an extra 2000 pounds for her Visa. We usually assume that others won’t understand and accept the truth, but if we gather up courage and step forward with the truth — it will be appreciated

 

Valentine’s Day Quotes: 27 Cute Things to Write to Your Valentine

If you’ve ever tried to Google “Valentine’s Day quotes” to find something heartfelt to write inside of a card, then you know that most of the cheesy lines a search engine spits at you about “true love” are gag-worthy. Here are a few sweet nothings you can scribble in a love letter to your valentine that won’t make him or her feel incredibly awkward.

By Alicia Thomas | Penn State

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If you’re “just talking”

You’re not dating yet, so you don’t want to come on too strong—use one of these cheesy pick-up lines to make your valentine smile.

1. “If you were a Transformer, you’d be Optimus FINE.”

2. “On a scale of one to 10, I’d give you a nine—and I’m the one you need!”

3. “Are you a banana? Because I find you a-peel-ing.”

4. “If I could rearrange the alphabet, I’d put U and I together.”

5. “Are you a kleptomaniac? Because you just stole my heart.”

6. “Good thing I brought my library card, because I’m checkin’ you out.”

7. “If you were on paper, you’d be what they call ‘fine print!’”

8. “Do you have a Band-Aid? Because I skinned my knee when I fell for you.”

If you’re dating

You’re together, and you’re not seeing other people. You’re having a great time together, and you care about each other a lot—but you haven’t said the “L” word yet. Stick to these lines to show him or her how you feel without saying more than you mean to.

9. “You should be kissed, and often, by someone who knows how.” –Gone with the Wind

10. “A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” –Ingrid Bergman (Put this on the front of a card, then on the inside write, “Writing anything in here would be superfluous.”)

11. “You have bewitched me, body and soul.” –Mr. Darcy, Pride & Prejudice

12. “Your lips are like wine, and I want to get drunk.”  –William Shakespeare

13. “ I carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart)”  –E.E. Cummings

14. “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”  –Audrey Hepburn

15. “Yours are the sweetest eyes I’ve ever seen.”  –Sir Elton John

16. “I belong with you and you belong with me—you’re my sweetheart.” –The Lumineers

17. “Maybe I think you’re cute and funny. Maybe I wanna do what bunnies do with you, if you know what I mean.”  –Ingrid Michaelson

18. “You are a work of art.” –Morrissey

19. “You, just like heaven.” –The Cure

If you’re in love

Your relationship is solid, and you’ve exchanged “I love you’s.” Here’s how to tell your sweetie just how in love with him or her you are!

20. “Love me tender; love me sweet. Never let me go.”  –Elvis

21. “I love you more than I could ever promise because you take me the way I am.” –Ingrid Michaelson

22. “I never knew that I could love someone the way that I love you.” –Ben Rector

23. “Your love is better than chocolate. Better than anything else that I’ve tried.” –Sarah McLachlan

24. “You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” –Pride and Prejudice

25. “Home is wherever I’m with you.” –Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

26. “There are not enough days in forever to allow me to fully express the depth of my love for you.” –Steve Maraboli

27. “Love is a many-splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love!” –Moulin Rouge

Article curated from HerCampus.com

 

Campus News Round-Up (1- 7 September 2017)

Welcome to the weekly Campus news of the week roundup here at Campus Moments Magazine. There are around 40 polytechnics, colleges and universities in Zimbabwe. Here’s a snapshot of the most compelling stories that happened on campus around the country this week, according to the institutions’ social media pages.

MSU LANDS TOP FILM AND THEATRE AWARDS

The Midlands State University Film and Theatre Arts Department put on a sterling performance at the One Act Play and Music Festival and Zimbabwe International Film and Festival, held on the 2nd of September 2017 at Charles Austin Theatre, in Masvingo.

The team comprising, Alson Muchato a level 4:2 student, Mitchel Mungeni level 1:1 and Nicole Jamu level 4:1 won the best actors and actress awards respectively, beating Great Zimbabwe University, Charles Austin Theatre, Campbell Theatre Club, Donvan Theatre, REPS Theatre among others to emerge as the 2017 champions.

In the same vein and in keeping with the University’s winning ways, the Department of Film and Theatre Arts’ College Central also won an International award during the joint Zimbabwe International Film and Festival (ZIFF) and Intentional Images Film Festival (IIFF)which ran from the 26th of August to the 2nd of September 2017, in Harare under the theme ‘The Business of Film’. The short film, ‘Things we do for love’ which was co-produced by Mr Godknows Chera and Mr Tawanda Musimwa and directed by Derby Bheta, a level 4:2 student scooped top honours in the Hi-5 category.

DREAMSTAR TALENT SHOW SET FOR CUT

The School of Art and Design at CUT is set to host the Dreamstar Talent Show at the CUT Hotel on the 6th of September 2017 from 10am to 4pm.

Dreamstar is a talent search show hosted by the Chinese Federation of Zimbabwe, the Embassy of China, Jacaranda Culture and Media Corporation, and the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe.

This audition is for CUT students only, and the winner will walk away with USD $300 and a chance to compete in the semifinals of the competition

NUST STUDENTS CALL FOR SRC PRESIDENTS’ RESIGNATION

by Musavengana Hove and Tariro Moyo

Students at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) have called for the immediate resignation
of SRC president Shadowlit Ndou following serious allegations that he squandered more than US$3 000
which was meant to cater for accommodation of about 70 students who attended President Mugabe’s
lavish birthday bash in Victoria falls over the weekend.
Precious Dzigwe, secretary for education in the SRC, said that Mr. Ndou has to step down as the SRC
president as he is bringing the name of the institution into disrepute.
“We cannot create a hive of thieves at a respected institution like this. He must step down with
immediate effect and as a result we are mobilizing students to pass a vote of no confidence on him,”
said Dzigwe.
Another student at NUST, Talent Magara, urged students to boycott all activities at the institution which
are being bankrolled by the SRC saying participation in these activities will be tantamount to endorsing
Mr. Ndou’s thievery and tomfoolery.
“As students we are saying Shadow has stretched our patience to the limit. We have insinuated our
hearts; we are even ready to confront him heads on. Students should boycott every forthcoming activity
which is spearheaded by him and his bunch of bootlickers. Miss NUST pageant and the inter-faculty
games scheduled for next week must be boycotted. We cannot continue giving him room for theft
through these functions,” said Magara who is also ZINASU treasury general at NUST.
Another SRC member who requested anonymity alleged that Mr. Ndou proposed for $6 420 from the
institution, but the institution through the Vice chancellors’ vote gave him $5 784 but he only used a
paltry $2 000 out of the whole sum of money.
The SRC member further alleged that Mr.
Ndou confined in him that he abused the
funds together with other SRC members who attended the jamboree but he took the lion’s share as the
SRC boss enraging his lieutenants who are now leaking the information to the students.
We are reliably informed that the institution transferred the sum of money into Ndou’s bank account
instead of the treasurer’s account as per procedure.
Contacted for comment Mr. Ndou confirmed that the money was deposited into his personal account.
“As the custodian of the SRC there is nothing wrong with the money being transferred into my personal
account, since the treasurer wasn’t going to the celebrations. I channeled the money towards
accommodation not what my detractors are imagining,” he said.
However, a student who attended the President’s birthday bash but declined to be named for fear of
reprisal said all 70 students were stranded in Victoria Falls because Ndou just gave them $3 each from
the whole sum of money he was given by the institution.
“We slept in the bus on Friday and mosquito fisted on us,” narrated the student.
Commenting on this issue which is now “a–talk-of- the-campus”, another SRC member Paddington
Madyira said there is nothing new in Ndou’s monkeyshines since other members of the student body
from the VP, Treasurer, Secretary General and other councilors are also thieves who are also looting
funds meant for student welfare but only angry because Ndou ate the cake which there were also
enviously eying.
“During the club expo exhibition which was held recently here at campus, a sum of $600 which was
meant to award competing students was kept and the VP Nelson Gwarare demanded $300 from that
amount, a thing that didn’t please other members who wanted it to be evenly shared. Therefore for
them to say Shadow must go because he is the only thief that’s utter lies. They just want to create a
greater opportunity for them to access the coffers which Ndou is guarding jealously,” fumed Madyira.
This is not the first time that SRC leaders at NUST have diverted funds to their personal use. In 2012,
former SRC leader Lovejoy Nikisingorima left students stranded at Chinhoyi University when they went for
ZUSA games.