Centre For Student Support ServicesThe Centre for Student Support Services seeks to develop an exciting, stimulating and supportive campus environment which enhances student learning on multiple levels. The focus is to engage students' potential in order to assist them in achieving personal and academic goals, and to develop responsible and responsive citizens for the future.
The CSSS provides broad student-centred development and professional services, programmes, training opportunities and resources aimed at enhancing students' academic experiences, graduate attributes and quality of life. We conduct research and engage with national and international issues and debates to provide a cutting edge student development and support. We have dynamic professionals who provide high quality, free and confidential services.
Director: Ms Laetetia Permall
Manager of Therapeutic Services: Ms Rone Gerber
Manager of Office for Academic Support: Ms Dorothea Hendriks
Manager for Leadership and Social Responsibility: Mr Garth van Rooyen
Manager of Office for Students with Disability: Ms Verushka Daniels
CSSS has four Units:
LSR provides leadership development programmes in partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
Through its transformative projects, the Office facilitates the development of effective leaders, socially responsible and responsive global citizens and ambassadors.
The range of co-curricular opportunities enhances the potential for internal and external community, stakeholder engagement and capacity building. The Office also provides faculty-specific academic success initiatives.
Tel: (021) 959 9755
Location: 3rd floor, Student Centre
To do so, OAS offers initiatives that are effective, flexible, creative and student-centered. The Office works re-actively and proactively; it responds to student requests while effectively collaborating with on-campus stakeholders.
The Office offers individual coaching that includes learning skills, career guidance and personal mastery. Its Graduate Development Programme (GDP) supports first-year students and it's integrated into the curriculum. The flagship, university-wide Peer Mentoring Programme promotes relationships between highly performing senior students (mentors) and first-year students (mentees).
Tel: (021) 959 2299/3484
Location: 2nd floor, CHS Building
The Office does so with short-term and solution focused counselling interventions that address multiple layers of psychosocial traumas or challenges that impair optimal academic functioning.
Additionally, the Office also provides group counselling interventions, psychoeducational workshops, mental health awareness talks and campaigns with students and staff members.
Tel: (021) 959 2299
Location: 2nd floor, CHS Building
- supporting prospective students in their pre-university phase
- facilitating a successful transition into UWC;
- enhancing the employability profile of students and graduates.
In 2019 the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSwD) acquired the first universal design disability venue at UWC. This project, funded by the DHET, was a key strategic initiative by the Student Development and Support Division (SDS) and the institution.
The new location ensures inclusive access through its universal design and an improved experience for students with disabilities, providing them with the basic right to a conducive educational space.
The new office space is an important landmark for students with disabilities on campus; through its detailed facilities, it communicates the university’s commitment towards inclusivity. Moreover, the universally designed venue promotes awareness and advocacy for persons.
Tel: (021) 959 4170
Location: Ground floor, CHS Building
The Department of Student Funding administers NSFAS funding as well as bursaries and scholarships. As such, we can assist students with information on funding from NSFAS, bursary sponsors, or scholarship opportunities.
Manager: Mr Michael Kwatsha
Office Coordinator: Ms Colleen Arendse
Secretary: Ms Melanie Mitchell
Contact Information:Financial Aid Office
021 959 2737
021 959 9753
The RS Placement and Administration;
The RS Housing Section
This section also deals with billing and software systems used by the department Is responsible for maintaining a conducive living-learning environment for all students and deals with all the operational aspects relating to the residence clusters. Services include facilities maintenance, security services, access control, gardens and grounds services, cleaning services, and health & safety.
- Counselling and other modes of support have moved to telephonic, WhatsApp, Google Meets, and Zoom
- Academic Support has moved to telephonic, WhatsApp and Google Meets
- Movement of Residential Services on to the IKAMVA platform. RS went live on IKAMVA in August and has all its students on the project site. RS uses the project site for: - all RS communications/announcements -all psychoeducation resources shared either through webinars, online facilitation or simply value-add reading materials during this time.
Student Housing: Ms Zimkitha Mdekazi
Placement and Administration: Mrs Neliswa Majola
Reslife Services: Ms Gretna Andipatin
RESLIFE021 959 3557
PLACEMENT & ADMIN021 959 2569
Contact Person: Ms Bianca Daniels
STUDENT HOUSING021 959 2766
Contact Person: Ms Faith Makhaluza
Sports Administration is divided into 3 priority areas:
- Sports Development - its primary focus is managing sports clubs and recreation programmes.
- Support Services - focuses on facilities and Infrastructure
- High Performance - focuses on scientific support for high performance teams.
Manager Support Services: Mr Glen Bentley
Contact Information:Mr Glen Bentley: Manager Support and Services
021 959 2017
Projects Coordinator: Mr Hayward Barends
021 959 2023
Director: Dr Manoj Bagwandeen
Operational Manager: Ms Mariam Adams
1st Floor Community Health Science(CHS) Building, Block B021 959 2975/6, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
OSD Key Performance Areas;
- Career Service
- Student Orientation Programme
- Student Development Projects
- Student Governance
Coordinator for Career Services: Ms Nazrana Parker
Contact InformationLevel 1 Student Center, 021 959 2436