Research creates more opportunities


The Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr John Kitayimbwa, has taken his push for academic publications to another level.
After urging UCU staff to write and publish papers, he has now taken the campaign to students.
During the Honours College Academic Writing Symposium held on January 25 in Nkoyoyo Hall, Dr Kitayimbwa, who was the keynote speaker, encouraged students to carry out research and publish papers.
He also advised them on how a research paper is written and the rules to follow.
“When you are writing a research paper, pay attention to punctuations and avoid writing jargons. Write the correct English language instead of the spoken English,” he said.
“Also avoid writing long sentences, keep them short and straight to the point,” he said. “When the sentences are very long, you make the reader lose interest in what you have written.”

Mrs Elsie Nsiyona giving her speech during the Honours College symposium

The symposium ran under the theme: ‘Advanced Writing Skills for Realising the Sustainable Development Goals.’
Elsie Nsiyona, the head of the Department of Management and Enterprenureship in the Faculty of Business and Administration, advocated for students to create their projects through research.
“We are making the environment comfortable at the university to allow for the interaction between students and staff to bring our ideas together, discuss and develop concepts. We need our students to go out and create their own business,” she said.

Some of the Honours college students attending the symposium in Nkoyoyo Hall

Dr Elizabeth Bacwayo, the dean of the School of Research and Postgraduate Studies at the university, encouraged the attendees to uphold the knowledge attained during the function and put it into practice.
This is the second time the advanced writing skills clinic is happening.
The symposium aims at imparting writing and life skills to students to ensure that they face the current world challenges.
Cyrus Turinawe, a third-year law student, thanked the speakers for the great work. He said that he had been inspired to develop his ideas.
The function ended with a one- on-one interaction between the participants and the speakers.