Student Support Services
The office of the Manager of Student Affairs is a safe space and central referral point for a variety of Support Services at the Tygerberg campus. This office is primarily responsible for the provision of strategic direction and coordination of a variety of support and development functions related to student affairs; such as: residence and community support functions; psycho-social support; and student development functions.
Ms Khairoonisa Foflonker is the manager of Student Affairs at the Tygerberg Campus. Her office is safe space for students to raise concerns about themselves, fellow students, or staff when the nature of the incident is personally sensitive, they fear discrimination or harassment, or wish to draw attention to a dimension of the system of support that is not working effectively. The office engages students in problem solving in a manner that is empowering; and with a view to improving institutional structures and processes.
Administrative Officer | Sandra Josias
The office of the Manger of Student Affairs at
the Tygerberg Campus is supported by an administrative officer. Her duties include:
To support the recruitment activities of Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences by providing a person-centred service to prospective students, their parents and the education sector, in the in the interest of both the University and the community.
To support the coordination of student support and recruitment activities in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
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 focusses 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 were 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).
Student Counselling and Development – Tygerberg Campus
Stellenbosch University provides an efficient and comprehensive health service to students. The Tygerberg Campus Health Services are situated at the Student Centre in relative privacy on the 2nd floor of the building. The service consists of a nurse practitioner, physicians and clinical psychologist. An arrangement exists for referral to the Faculty's Division of Physiotherapy at set tariffs.
All students can be seen free of charge by the nursing sister for primary health care services, mainly consisting of diagnosing and treating medical conditions, family planning, immunisation, needle prick injuries, travel requirements, and HIV testing and counselling.
When required, patients are referred to the doctor who is present for 2 hours every day. Patients seen at the dispensing practice by the doctor are billed at the tariffs set by the Board of Health Care Funders. Students are not discouraged from using the services if funding is not available.
The Centre for Student Counselling and Development offers free and confidential support services to students at Tygerberg Campus. Clinical as well as educational psychologists assists students with academic as well as emotional support. The services include individual and group therapy sessions; social work services and a variety of works sessions.
Students can call the CSCD at 021 938 9591 during office hours; report to the Tygerberg Student Centre, 2nd Floor, Room 3035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In case of serious crises call the 24 Hour Crisis Service at 082 557 0880.
For more information visit www.sun.ac.za/cscd.