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If strangers keep high-fiving you this coming Thursday, it is because the third Thursday of April is National High Five Day. This celebration was started in 2002 at the University of Virginia when a group of students sat on the main quad of the...

National High Five Day

If strangers keep high-fiving you this coming Thursday, it is because the third Thursday of April is National High Five Day. This celebration was started in 2002 at the University of Virginia when a group of students sat on the main quad of the...

Dux students enjoy a public holiday as much as the next person. However, through the student support programme, you know that the purpose of life is to be more than a mere spectator. As such, you are no doubt going to relax on your...

Students Make The Best Human Rights Activists

Dux students enjoy a public holiday as much as the next person. However, through the student support programme, you know that the purpose of life is to be more than a mere spectator. As such, you are no doubt going to relax on your...

Dux student support events invariably include a selfie or two. (Thank heavens for the long arms of Andries!) The advent of smartphones have made selfies so popular that "selfie" was named The Oxford English Dictionary's Word of the Year in 2013. But did you know...

Are You Up for the Selfie Free Challenge?

Dux student support events invariably include a selfie or two. (Thank heavens for the long arms of Andries!) The advent of smartphones have made selfies so popular that "selfie" was named The Oxford English Dictionary's Word of the Year in 2013. But did you know...

March 6th is Dentist Day. For the Dux students studying dentistry, we all salute you! For the rest of us, it is a reminder to make a dentist appointment like the responsible young adults we are supporting you to become. You do not want...

Do You Want To Be The Student With The Best Smile?

March 6th is Dentist Day. For the Dux students studying dentistry, we all salute you! For the rest of us, it is a reminder to make a dentist appointment like the responsible young adults we are supporting you to become. You do not want...

In the course of your student life, when was the last time someone handed you a compliment? Better yet, when was the last time you gave one? Compliments create so much positive energy that they seem almost to be magic! “Too often we underestimate...

World Compliment Day

In the course of your student life, when was the last time someone handed you a compliment? Better yet, when was the last time you gave one? Compliments create so much positive energy that they seem almost to be magic! “Too often we underestimate...

February 22 is World Yoga Day. Whether you are into yoga or not, this is an ideal chance to stretch yourself. Normally when we talk about stretching yourself at Dux we are referring to academic goals. But today we are being literal – physically...

World Yoga Day

February 22 is World Yoga Day. Whether you are into yoga or not, this is an ideal chance to stretch yourself. Normally when we talk about stretching yourself at Dux we are referring to academic goals. But today we are being literal – physically...

Whatever your mother language, Dux encourages you to improve your English. “Practise, practise, practise!” is a phrase you have heard over and over. Why? Because English is the language of aviation, business, computers, diplomacy, science, and tourism the world over. Proficiency in English is...

International Mother Language Day

Whatever your mother language, Dux encourages you to improve your English. “Practise, practise, practise!” is a phrase you have heard over and over. Why? Because English is the language of aviation, business, computers, diplomacy, science, and tourism the world over. Proficiency in English is...

You have heard the expression, “a cat has nine lives”. Did you know that YOU have eight? Seriously, you have your own life, and you can save seven+ lives when you die by becoming an organ donor. Before you exclaim, “Eish, that’s not for...

Organ Donor Day is the Perfect Opportunity to Give Back

You have heard the expression, “a cat has nine lives”. Did you know that YOU have eight? Seriously, you have your own life, and you can save seven+ lives when you die by becoming an organ donor. Before you exclaim, “Eish, that’s not for...

You have heard the expression countless times before, but did you know that there is a Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day? Yes, really! The idiom was first used by British writer James Howell in 1659. The main lesson of Don’t Cry Over Spilled...

Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk

You have heard the expression countless times before, but did you know that there is a Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day? Yes, really! The idiom was first used by British writer James Howell in 1659. The main lesson of Don’t Cry Over Spilled...

To say that life is a rollercoaster is no understatement. Being alive involves riding the ups, downs, and curve-balls the universe throws at us. It is dynamic. It is fluid. It is equally terrifying and delightful. The best way to survive is to appreciate...

Appreciation of Life Day

To say that life is a rollercoaster is no understatement. Being alive involves riding the ups, downs, and curve-balls the universe throws at us. It is dynamic. It is fluid. It is equally terrifying and delightful. The best way to survive is to appreciate...

Please read this again: “The number on your report does not define you.” If you have reached your goals, we congratulate you. Give yourself a pat on the back. But keep your success in perspective. While our main goal at Dux is to help...

The Number On Your Report Does Not Define You

Please read this again: “The number on your report does not define you.” If you have reached your goals, we congratulate you. Give yourself a pat on the back. But keep your success in perspective. While our main goal at Dux is to help...

This article was taken and adapted from https://www.goconqr.com/en/examtime/blog/10-study-tips-to-achieve-your-goals-in-2016/ 8 Study Tips that will Boost your Results

Study Tips

This article was taken and adapted from https://www.goconqr.com/en/examtime/blog/10-study-tips-to-achieve-your-goals-in-2016/ 8 Study Tips that will Boost your Results

This article was taken from http://au.reachout.com/how-to-write-a-study-timetable Every study guide on the planet will say 'organise your time' and 'make a study timetable'. But what the flip does this actually look like and how do you do it?

Setting Up your Exam Schedule

This article was taken from http://au.reachout.com/how-to-write-a-study-timetable Every study guide on the planet will say 'organise your time' and 'make a study timetable'. But what the flip does this actually look like and how do you do it?

It’s really important to start thinking about getting some work experience before you graduate, and the best way to do that is to try and get a Vac job. Focus for the few weeks that you’re on holiday and gain that invaluable work experience...

Finding Work During Vac

It’s really important to start thinking about getting some work experience before you graduate, and the best way to do that is to try and get a Vac job. Focus for the few weeks that you’re on holiday and gain that invaluable work experience...

This article was taken from https://www.topuniversities.com/student-info/health-and-support/exam-preparation-ten-study-tips Preparing for exams? Give yourself the best chance with these top ten study tips.

Exam Preparation and Tips

This article was taken from https://www.topuniversities.com/student-info/health-and-support/exam-preparation-ten-study-tips Preparing for exams? Give yourself the best chance with these top ten study tips.

This blog is taken from Jerz's Literacy Weblog on taking notes and college success tips. http://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/academic1/taking-notes-5-college-success-tips/ Few people realize how fast memory fades. Studies on memory have shown that, without review, 47% of what a person has just learned is forgotten in the first...

How to Take Effective Notes

This blog is taken from Jerz's Literacy Weblog on taking notes and college success tips. http://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/academic1/taking-notes-5-college-success-tips/ Few people realize how fast memory fades. Studies on memory have shown that, without review, 47% of what a person has just learned is forgotten in the first...

This article was taken and adapted from https://www.topuniversities.com/blog/brain-food-what-eat-when-revising  Exam week: the dreaded seven or so days for all college and university students. It’s the time of year when all that matters are grades, grades and more grades.

Brain Food and Nutrition During Exams

This article was taken and adapted from https://www.topuniversities.com/blog/brain-food-what-eat-when-revising  Exam week: the dreaded seven or so days for all college and university students. It’s the time of year when all that matters are grades, grades and more grades.

It’s a new year and there’s a buzz of excitement in the air.  Can you feel it?  The opportunities and possibilities are endless.  The sky’s the limit! 

2017 Dux Orientation Takes Flight

It’s a new year and there’s a buzz of excitement in the air.  Can you feel it?  The opportunities and possibilities are endless.  The sky’s the limit! 

People Dynamics proudly launched our Student Support and Development programme, Dux, on Wednesday 23 November 2016.

Dux Launches to a Successful Start

People Dynamics proudly launched our Student Support and Development programme, Dux, on Wednesday 23 November 2016.

People Dynamics is proud to be launching our Student Support and Development programme, Dux. The launch of Dux will take place on Wednesday 23 November 2016 in Johannesburg, where guests will hear from Alumni, current students and companies, about this incredibly powerful and effective...

Launching Dux, Powered by People Dynamics

People Dynamics is proud to be launching our Student Support and Development programme, Dux. The launch of Dux will take place on Wednesday 23 November 2016 in Johannesburg, where guests will hear from Alumni, current students and companies, about this incredibly powerful and effective...

Many young people experience feelings of being under pressure when exam time comes around.  This is normally experienced during revision periods or before the exams start and although a good amount of pressure can be motivating, the continuous pressure over long periods of time...

Is my child experiencing exam stress?

Many young people experience feelings of being under pressure when exam time comes around.  This is normally experienced during revision periods or before the exams start and although a good amount of pressure can be motivating, the continuous pressure over long periods of time...

Year end is looming and along with the longer hours required to meet deadlines, perspective is lost on the amount of focus and dedication needed to perform our duties. Getting motivated to go to work in the morning is difficult because even though getting...

Bring your work back into focus

Year end is looming and along with the longer hours required to meet deadlines, perspective is lost on the amount of focus and dedication needed to perform our duties. Getting motivated to go to work in the morning is difficult because even though getting...

Ready. Set. Focus on your goals. You know where you want to be in five years. You have given some thought to the progress you would like to make in your personal and professional life this year but you have not taken the time...

Goal Setting

Ready. Set. Focus on your goals. You know where you want to be in five years. You have given some thought to the progress you would like to make in your personal and professional life this year but you have not taken the time...

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