- By: Niel Muller
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/phd-completion2020
PhD student at the University of Pretoria.
I'm currently busy with my PhD in Consumer Science at the University of Pretoria. Therefore the funding would only be used for me to complete the PhD. I'm currently in my second year of a three-year course. My focus of the study is in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) whereby a large part of the research is around how retail organizations can improve in their actions towards social and environmental dilemmas faced in South Africa and across the globe.
Any kind of funding is quite rare in this field of study, thus being the reason for my application towards back-a-buddy.
Reaching my target will mean that I'll be able to continue with my studies and pay off loans that I have made in order to keep on studying. I'm currently a part-time lecturer at Tshwane University of Technology but would like to finish this degree as it is very rare to get a full-time appointment at major universities without a PhD.
I have been studying for almost the past 10 years to get to this point, and would very much like to finish the dream I had (albeit a bit late in my life) of becoming a lecturer and helping students make their dreams become reality through education as I have.
A breakdown of the funding will look as follows:
Registration and study fees per year (R19 500) at the University of Pretoria.
*As per the campaign creator’s request, a portion of funds raised will be paid directly to the relevant institution. The remaining funds will be managed by the beneficiary*