Student academic development and support renders the following services:

Teaching and learning development and support activities

  • Student evaluation of teaching and module content
  • Orientation of first-year students
  • Coordinates the student peer-mentorship programme
  • Coordinates academic advising
  • Peer evaluation of academic staff
  • Co-ordinates the implementation of teaching and learning plans

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Supplemental Instruction (SI)

SI is an academic assistance programme that aims to increase student performance and retention.

  • It is offered at first-, second-, and third-year levels to assist students with their academic studies.
  • It targets high-risk courses rather than high-risk students, and aims to improve the pass rate of students.
  • SI is presented in the form of peer-facilitated sessions, and incorporates principles of peer-collaborative learning.
  • SI aims to improve learning skills such as thinking and reasoning, responsibility and reflection.

Disability Unit

  • Provides advice on any learning disability-related issues.
  • Provides counselling for students with disabilities.
  • Provides assistance to students who require extra time during tests and assessments.
  • Provides software for blind and partially sighted students.
  • Ensures access to the campus for physically handicapped students.
  • Provides information to lecturing staff regarding the needs of disabled students.

Contact us

Supplemental Instruction and students with special needs coordinator: Mr Jackie Bosch

Tel: +27 (0)51 507 3704 | E-mail: | Student Academic Support Centre, Room 131

Teaching and Learning Coordinators

Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences: Ms Nozimanga Mphumela

Tel: +27 (0)51 507 3383 | E-mail: | School of Health Technology, Room 07

Faculty of Humanities: Mr Benedict Molokwane

Tel: +27 (0)51 507 4117 | E-mail: | Teacher Education Building, Room 119

Teaching and Learning Manager

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology: Prof. AJ Swart

Tel: +27 (0)51 507 3907 | E-mail: | BHP Billiton Building, Room 0101


Created: 21 June 2017

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