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THE RESLIFE DIVISION

 

THE RESLIFE DIVISION

ResLife is a division of Residential Services. We are breaking new ground and transforming residences into structured Living and Learning spaces that will offer students exciting opportunities for growth and development academically, socially and personally.  Students will have wonderful opportunities to become involved in novel and creative programming and will be exposed to platforms where they will to be able to cultivate a passion for learning and growth – RS want to do all we can to support the student in their efforts in becoming highly marketable, sought after UWC graduates.

RESLIFE ACADEMIC SUPPORT UNIT

The ResLife Academic Support Unit plays an integral part in the creation of living and learning communities at UWC residences. It entails programming activities that seek to enhance students’ academic performance, whilst providing support to students who are challenged or merely wanting to improve on their academics. It also aims to prepare students for the world of work within their career stream. Some of the unit services includes:

·         Development Officers who are responsible for managing after hours emergencies & Living & Learning activities across communities at Residences

·         Tutoring Programmes

·         A Skills & Resources Exchange Programme aimed at assisting needy students

·         Computer Literacy Classes

 

RESLIFE STUDENT LEADERSHIP SUPPORT UNIT

The Student Leadership Support Unit is a specialized component of ResLife that mainly focuses on developing student leaders across residences while achieving their academic goals. The unit supports about 110 House Committees, 240 corridor Reps and more than 10 student structures across residences. It furthermore aims to provide support to student leaders at residences in terms of their core responsibilities and personal growth opportunities. It aims to build on and enhance their leadership skills in their efforts to become responsible citizens. Some of the unit services include:

·     Support to House Committees through:

o    Capacity Building

o    Team Building

o    Alternative to Violence Workshop (s)

o    Constitutional Development

 

 RESLIFE SPECIAL PROJECTS UNIT

The ResLife Special Projects Unit forms parts of the ResLife division with an aim to enhance the residential living experience.  This unit develops novel activities which intend to prepare students for life after they have graduated.  Programming in this unit is also aimed at equipping students to make healthy informed lifestyle choices and also seeks  to promote personal, social, intellectual & cultural development  that respects diversity and the creates a human rights context.   Some of the initiatives of the special projects division include:

·         Train the Trainer programme – ResLife ambassadors Programme,

·         Consent is Sexy Campaign, Life skills workshops (time management, stress management etc),

·         Awareness and behaviour change campaigns,

·         Open Debates,

·         Discussions and edutainment programme within residences that focus on issues of diversity, psycho – social issues and wellness 

 
 
CONTACTS DETAILS
Manager   
Gretna Andipatin
Tel: 0219593631/3557
Email: gandipatin@uwc.ac.za
 
ACADEMIC SUPPORT COORDINATOR
Faeza Khan
Tel: 021 959 3896
Email: fakhan@uwc.ac.za
 
STUDENT LEADERSHIP SUPPORT COORDINATOR
Dumisani Mathonsi
Tel: 021 959 3556
Email: dmathonsi@uwc.ac.za
 
SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR
Candice Stroud
Tel: 021 959 2469
Email:clstroud@uwc.ac.za

 

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