Student Stories

Riccardo Swanepoel Receives Chancellor’s Medal


Mr Riccardo Swanepoel was awarded Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Chancellor’s Medal for 2016, yesterday (7 December) during the graduation ceremony of the Faculties of AgriSciences and Engineering. This is the highest honour the University bestows on a student.

The Chancellor’s Medal is awarded annually to a final year or postgraduate student who has excelled.

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Jamie Cripwell unconfused by Confucious

Jamie Cripwell

Jamie Cripwell

Jamie Cripwell, a PhD student at Process Engineering, was named joint winner with Liesl Kotze, an Honours Mandarin student, of the South African Preliminary Competition to the 14th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for College Students.

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ChemEng Cup 2014

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2014 saw the start of our postgrad soccer. Apart from good exercise, the Tuesday soccer sessions formed new friendships and strengthened old ones. The soccer cultured a team spirit amongst us which carried through to the inter-faculty activities.

We started off with a borrowed ball from Tope and borrowed cones from Vincent, Niel and the workshop. Prof Clarke then organised funding for our very own brand-new equipment. This transformed the soccer from an amateur afternoon ball-kick to a near professional event. 

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Willem Rossouw receives scholarship

Willem Rossouw, Masters student at Process Engineering

Willem Rossouw, Masters student at Process Engineering

Willem Rossouw, a postgraduate student in the Department of Process Engineering, has been awarded an Outotec Postgraduate Scholarship by the Western Cape branch of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM). This scholarship is awarded to postgraduate students in their first year of study that conduct research focussing on sustainability in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy. Willem’s postgraduate research work forms part of a project aimed at developing a hydrometallurgical process for the recovery of metals from electronic waste; this project is also supported in part by the National Research Foundation of South Africa.

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