Masters in Communication and Media at Pwani University

Empowering Communicators: Insights from the MCM LIVE EVENT

The MCM LIVE EVENT on February 23rd was a huge success.

Diving into the World of Technical Communication

On February 23, 2024, Pwani University was alive with anticipation as over 150 people, including more than 75 enthusiastic students, convened for the MCM LIVE EVENT, creating an atmosphere filled with energy and excitement. This occasion served as a platform for interested students to delve into the world of technical communication.

Our charismatic moderator, Alexander Muthanga¬†(Partnerships and Linkages Coordinator, Department of Languages, Linguisitcs and Literature and MCM team member), guided the audience through the program. The event commenced with warm welcomes from esteemed figures including Prof. Dr. Halimu Shauri (Dean of School of Humanities and Social Sciences), Prof. Chrisestom Mlewa (Ag. Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic and Student Affairs and standing in for Vice Chancellor), Prof. Yakobo Mutiti (Professor of Linguistics and MCM team member) and the Project Leader Prof. Sissi Closs from University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe. Setting the tone for the day, the gathering first celebrated “a decade of university cooperation,” highlighting the enduring commitment to fostering academic excellence and continuous development, as well as emphasizing the close collaboration among the participating international universities.

Subsequently, Dr. Elizabeth Munyaya (Senior lecturer in Linguistics and MCM team member) and Ms. Edith Miano (MCM Project Coordinator) took the stage to introduce the curriculum and unique features of the MCM program, emphasizing the international and interdisciplinary character of the MCM program. Their insightful presentations provided attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the structure and the skills and knowledge they could gain through this study program.

Highlights from the MCM LIVE EVENT

One of the highlights of the event was the showcase of project works by current students, offering a glimpse into the practical applications of MCM studies. This firsthand demonstration underscored the program’s emphasis on equipping students with real-world skills and experiences.

The event finished with an engaging discussion panel, featuring a diverse array of voices. Alongside professors and current students were industry experts Mercy Milanoi, Assistant Director for Communications at Kilifi County Government, and Douglas Logedi, Director for Communications at Green Heart of Kenya, Kilifi. This dynamic exchange illuminated the growing relevance of technical communication and the need for qualified personnel in this field in the Kenyan labour market.

As we reflect on the success of the MCM LIVE EVENT, it is evident that it not only served as an informative gathering but also as a celebration of the collective achievements and aspirations of those passionate about shaping the future of media and communication.