College of Health Sciences Public Relations Officer and UKZN alumnus Mr Lunga Memela has been awarded a scholarship to read for an MA in Art, Literature and Society at Maastricht University in The Netherlands.
Memela, who completed his undergraduate degree at UKZN followed by an Honours degree in Cultural and Media Studies from the Centre for Communication, Media and Society (CCMS), cut his teeth at the CCMS during his honours year. ‘I tutored, worked as a Research Assistant and also wrote for the CCMS student publication, SUBtext, during my Honours year. I think this stood me in good stead in what became my subsequent years as a communications practitioner at the University.’
His high level of academic achievement and expertise in his field won him the prestigious SAVUSA (South Africa – VU University Amsterdam – Strategic Alliances) SKILL scholarship. The full-scholarship includes tuition, accommodation, a stipend, airfares and funding for a replacement PRO at the College of Health Sciences.