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Farhan Ashraf Patel is the 2018 Senate Medallion award winner. He graduated his degree with distinctions and walked away with six awards in the School of Management Sciences including the Senate Gold medallion during session four of the 2018 University of Venda (Univen) May Graduation ceremony. The Graduation ceremony took place at the University Auditorium on Thursday, 17 May 2018.

Patel has been receiving awards since he started his Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting degree at Univen. “I was awarded top overall first year student, since then I set my goal standard and worked very hard,” he highlighted.
Patel has been awarded the Nditsheni Tshithavhane Foundation Award for being the Best student in Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting, Murendi Properties and Building Supplies Award for being the Best student in Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting, Timy’s Cab Project Award and Standard Bank (Limpopo Province) Award for being the Best student in Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting, Porche Villa Hotel and Conference Centre Award, Intellimali (Pty) Ltd Award and Convocation EXCO Award (Awards to Overall Best Student in the University).

Overall, Mr Patel walked away with an amount of R 22 200,00 that he said he will use to further his studies. He is currently studying towards Chartered Accountancy (CA) qualification at the University of Johannesburg (UJ).
The 22-year-old awards winner expressed that he feels motivated, because this is a first step towards his goal and said that his journey has begun.

Patel encouraged other students to never let anyone discourage them in whatever field of study they would like to pursue. “If you have goals to achieve, focus and work hard towards achieving it.” He thanked Univen for the support he got during his years of study. “Indeed, Univen creates future leaders,” expressed Patel.

Issued by: Department of Communications & Marketing
University of Venda
Tel: (015) 962 8525
Date: 23 May 2018

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