Support Services
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Academic Support Services

These services are provided to students who require support for the academic performance at the faculty through a student holistic supportive framework. The aim is to contribute towards a meaningful learning experience and enable students' personal and professional development to achieve their education and career goals.

These services can include:

  • Co-curricular support to student's curriculum including, structure and organisational skills, study strategies, note-taking skills, stress management skills, healthy eating and sleeping skills
  • Psychological screening of the student's mental health and referral to applicable internal and external resources of the faculty
  • Career assessments, development and support
  • Tutoring Programmes for subject-specific support and personal support 

Academic support is provided by the office of the Academic Advisor and appointments can be made by contacting the Administration Officer. Students are encouraged to reach out themselves or they can request assistance for referral from an academic staff member. 

Academic Advisor:
Ms Lamese Chetty
Administration Officer:
Mr Khulekani Shange

​Tutor-Mentor Programme ​

The Tutor-Mentor programme is a student driven peer-academic support programme in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. The programme focuses on supporting first year students during the academic transition from high school to university and second-years in preparing for the increased workload and exposure to the clinical environment. Senior students in the faculty are selected as Tutor-Mentors (a.k.a. MenTuts) based on academic merit, a motivation to support other students, and an interview process managed between the student support office, Head-MenTuts, and the residence / Private Student Organisation (PSO) leadership structure. ​

Subject-specific Tutoring​

Tutorials are  offered based on high-risk modules as identified by individual programme representatives.  Subject-specific tutoring forms part of the supplemental peer-academic support available to students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS). Senior undergraduate and postgraduate students of the FMHS are utilised as tutors who offer 1:1 or group tutoring support on subject specific (theoretical or practical) content, to students who may find themselves in academic difficulty. Students may approach the Administrative Officer directly for a tutor, or may be referred by the Year Coordinators (staff who provide academic support in the respective programmes)​​




Academic Advisor
Lamese Chetty