The 2019 Consumers’ Choice Awards Ceremony which was held on the evening of 29th November, at Sheraton Kampala Hotel saw Cavendish University Uganda triumph on the receipt of the 'Best Private University Gold Award'.
The Consumers’ Choice Award (CCA) was established to recognise business excellence. It is a true reflection of the marketplace as it represents the opinion of consumers and buyers across Uganda.
The award recognises brands in the Private Sector that consistently deliver a high level of service to their customers by exemplifying integrity and professionalism.
Congratulations to Flavia Tumusiime, an Alumna of Cavendish University Uganda for having received "The Rose Mary Nakabirwa Best Female News Anchor Award". This was during the 2019 Media Challenge Awards’ Ceremony which was held on 24th November, 2019 at Serena Hotel, Kampala. This award recognises a female news anchor who represents a nexus of all the elements of news presentation and was named in memory of the former meticulous news anchor, Rose Mary Nankabirwa. The award goes to a female news anchor identified by media students as the best engaging news presenter in the English language category.
The Media Challenge Awards are organised by the Media Challenge Initiative (MCI) as a means of honouring and celebrating individuals and organisations doing exceptional work in the media industry in Uganda. The awards recognise the best of student journalism and mainstream media.
At the same ceremony, 3 CUU journalism students managed to walk away with Awards for the Best Business news story, Best Technology news story and Best Climate change feature story.
During the Cavendish University Uganda (CUU) Awards Giving Ceremony held on Wednesday 13th November, 2019, 27 students were awarded Certificates of Excellence by members of the University Advisory Council, the Vice Chancellor and other members of Senior Management, for having stood out, excelled and represented CUU on national, regional and international fronts. They were recognised for their sterling performance.
Mr. David Rusa, the Director, Special Duties- Office of the President who doubles as a member of the University Advisory Council and CUU Alumnus attested to the unique Teaching & Learning model at CUU which contributed greatly in propelling his career forward.
"I joined CUU based on a recommendation from a colleague back then when it wasn't really known. All my 3 children have since joined the same Institution because it is now a University of choice.” He acknowledged.
During the launch of the Uganda Law Students Association (ULSA) that was held at Cavendish University Uganda(CUU) on 23rd October, 2019, Mr. James Okurut, the Chairman of CUU Alumni Association extended words of encouragement to the CUU Law students in attendance.
He urged the young aspiring legal practitioners to be proud of CUU, and advised them to use it as a stepping stone to better themselves and shape their career path. "It is important to serve the public with dedication and passion and to always give back to the Institution that turned your dreams into a reality. Be ambassadors of this prestigious establishment and emulate some of us whose success is greatly attributed to CUU." he remarked.
Mr Okurut concluded his communication with the famous CUU slogan, "Success begins at Cavendish University!"
The Launch of Cavendish University Uganda (CUU) Community Health Day on 14th September, 2019 was a very memorable event that yielded remarkable Health awareness. It was piloted under the Theme," Engaging Urban Communities for Health Improvement."
"Transforming the society is at the centre of CUU’s Core Values. We are fed by the community and produce products to better the community." said the Vice Chancellor-Prof. John F. Mugisha during his opening remarks. He further acknowledged that the initiative which attracted such a huge gathering is a clear demonstration that CUU is not alone in understanding the importance of Public Health.
One of the students, Jachan Jackson, who is in his first year pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health Sciences had the opportunity to showcase his innovation about vector control. He demonstrated how non-chemical methods made of foodstuffs and plastic bottles can be used to control flies and in turn prevent diseases.
On 25th August, 2018, the CUU Alumni Association was launched. The Association is distinguished not only by its venerable alumni but also by being the 4th university Alumni Association in Uganda. The theme for the day was "Cavendish University Uganda: Ten Years of Transformative Education and Graduate Success".
Among the alumni was Gen. Jok Riak Mahol of South Sudan; Ms. Persis Namuganza, the State Minister for Lands in Uganda and Executive Director of the National Planning Authority and Katikiro of the Busoga Kingdom, Dr. Joseph Muvawala who graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour.
To assure alumni of CUU's continued progression, current students testified of their experiences and shared the various milestones they have achieved in their various chosen fields of study. The evening was then capped off with cake and dancing.
The 8th Graduation ceremony was held on 29th March, 2019 at Kololo Independence Grounds, and had 966 graduands; of whom 535 (55%) were males and 431 (45%) were females.
84 obtained Masters Degrees, 553 got Bachelors Degrees, 130 received Diplomas and 199 obtained Certificates.
It was very well attended and some of the notable guests included;
For South Sudanese, there was another graduation ceremony a day after the major one for CUU.
This graduation event was held at Hotel Africana and brought nearly all the 215 graduands from South Sudan together.
The event was organised by CUU South Sudan Students' Association in consultation with South Sudan Embassy in Uganda under auspices from the Under Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs in the Republic of South Sudan who was one of the graduands.