Category: Professional Development

A Look Back At ‘Writing Clinic 2.0’

Amidst what is potentially one of the hardest times in our lifetime, during the past two years we, especially as students, have been facing a gigantic educational crisis. As such, education and learning methodologies have changed dramatically with the distinctive rise of e-learning, whereby teaching is undertaken remotely and on digital platforms. For most Sri Lankans, the novelty of online learning - even after more than two years since the country was initially locked-down - is yet to be fully-adopted. Most students, without reliable internet access and/or technology, struggle to participate in digital learning; and this gap can be seen across various areas within the island and between income brackets within the country. The intensive lockdown, especially during the past…

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Looking Back At ‘Bare Niceties’

Decorum is about kindness, it’s about being friendly, it’s about being polite, it’s about integrity and it’s about good manners. Proper etiquette helps us to know how to behave and conduct ourselves in different environments. It creates a good and everlasting first impression of you. The manner by which you interact with other people reflects your personality and the way you have been brought up. Therefore, as young individuals of the society, it is essential that we know and adhere to the various social stipulations on manners, decorum and etiquette to be followed during various social interactions. With this objective in mind, the Professional Development Avenue of the Rotaract Club of University of Colombo, Faculty of Arts proudly presented ‘Bare…

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