The Division for
Student Affairs has a weekly feature on MFM 92.6 at 09:30 on Wednesdays. You can listen to the past recordings below, or click here to watch the recordings on our YouTube channel. If you would like more information about the weekly slots, please send us an email.
Regulation for Co-Curriculum Recognition
"Stellenbosch University's Senate recently approved a new Regulation for Co-Curriculum Recognition, which regulates the formal recognition of co-curricular activities on the academic transcript. This means that your academic transcript will include a summary of all formally assessed learning, awards and accomplishments that you obtained during your time at SU. Joining us today to tell us a bit more about the new regulation is Ruth Andrews, Manager at the Co-Curriculum Office in the Centre for Student Leadership and Structures."
What do we do at Student Affairs?
"The Division Student Affairs (DSAf) facilitates an ecosystem of support, development and engagement for student at Stellenbosch University. It functions to accelerate student success and contributes to the institutional and national socio-economic transformation agenda. Joining us today to tell us a bit more about DSAf is Dr Birgit Schreiber, the Senior Director of the Division Student Affairs."
"We've all seen at least one TED Talk that inspired us to do something great or be a better person. But did you know that there is a TED community right here at Stellenbosch University? TEDxStellenbosch is a unique community that draws on the amazing wealth of innovation, passion and inspiration in Africa. They organise events featuring TED Talks and original talks from some of the continent's most compelling thinkers and doers. Joining us today to tell us a bit more about what they do at TEDxStellenbosch, is Delecia Davids and Thabani Mtsi."
FVZS Graduate Programme
"It's graduation time and more than 3 000 Maties will have received qualifications by Friday. You might be graduating this week or at the end of the year and thinking “what must I do now?". Well, we've got great news for you. Perhaps it's time to consider the FVZS Graduate Programme – your pathway to the world of work! This programme focuses on developing final year and postgraduate students as leaders who are sought after across the globe. Joining us today to share a bit more is Kate Roodt, Programme Coordinator at the FVZS Institute for Student Leadership Development within the Centre for Student Leadership and Structures at Student Affairs."
Human Rights Day
"Tomorrow is a public holiday as South Africa commemorate Human Rights Day. This day is historically linked to 21 March 1960 and the events of Sharpeville, which led to an affirmation by ordinary people to proclaim their rights. It became an iconic date in our calendar and serves as a reminder of the costs paid for our treasured human rights. Joining us today to share a bit more is Jaco Brink, Head of the Equality Unit within the Centre for Student Counselling and Development at Student Affairs. "
'First Things First' HIV-screening campaign
"HIV / Aids is one of the leading health risks in South Africa. We have the biggest and most high-profile HIV epidemic in the world, with an estimated 7.2 million people living with HIV in 2017 . South Africa accounts for a third of all new HIV infections in southern Africa  and in 2017, there were 270,000 new HIV infections and 110,000 South Africans died from AIDS-related illnesses .
The Equality Unit, within the Centre for Student Counselling and Development, at Student Affairs is hosting its annual HIV screening campaign this week, called 'First Things First'. Joining us today to share some more about this initiative is the Kaylon Weppelman, the Logistics Assistant and Site Supervisor for the 'First Things First' campaign.
 ANAIDS 'AIDSinfo'
 UNAIDS 'Ending AIDS: Progress towards 90-90-90 targets'
 UNAIDS 'AIDSinfo'
FVZS Discourse Series at Woordfees
"The FVZS Institute for Student Leadership Development and the Alumni Office have collaborated again this year to bring back the 'FVZS Discourse Series' – a series of interesting conversations focused on leadership development and our students. This year's programme is no exception and joining us today is the Heidi October, the Deputy Director of the Centre for Student Leadership and Structures and the Head of the FVZS Leadership Institute."
Students' Representative Council
"The Students' Representative Council, or better known as the SRC, has been in office for just under six months now. We wanted to chat to them and find out how things have been going so far. Joining us today is the SRC's Communications Officer, Tariq Khan, and the SRC chairperson, Carli van Wyk."
Maties@StellenboschUni – the brand new student newsletter
"In 2018, Stellenbosch University conducted an Internal Communications Audit to find out how students want university news communicate to them. One of the interesting findings of the audit was that students prefer email communications above social media and that they want a consolidated place to find news, notices, and events. Today, Corporate Communications and Student Affairs are proud to present the very first edition of Maties@StellenboschUni – a brand new student newsletter that will be in the mailbox of students every two weeks. This newsletter shares news, notices, events and opportunities that students may find interesting. Joining us today is JC Landman, Communications Coordinator for the Division Student Affairs. JC will be telling us a bit more."
Private Student Organisations (PSOs)
"Did you know that about 70% of students on campus live in private accommodation and therefore form part of Private Student Organisations, or better known as PSOs? This massive organisational structure is managed by the Centre for Student Communities, within the Division Student Affairs, together with elected student leaders. PSOs coordinate the orientation of new students, offers access to sporting, cultural and social activities, as well as leadership development opportunities. Joining us today is Jethro Georgiades, one of the PSO Coordinators at Student Communities. Jethro will be telling us a bit more about PSOs."
"The Centre for Student Leadership and Structures and the Sophia Foundation proudly presents the 'JustLead!' 2019 short course. This course aims to enable participants to develop as leaders to connect the reality of the current South Africa to a vision of a “just" South Africa and network with other young leaders across the country. Joining us today is Laura Chandler
, an alumni of the 2018 JustLead! course. Laura will also be a mentor for the 2019 cohort."
Listen, Live & Learn (LLL) Initiative
"The Listen, Live & Learn (LLL) initiative is the university's flagship residential experience for senior students, who are placed together in a themed house and engage with each other on diverse topics throughout the year. Joining us today to give more information about the initiative and the application process, is Tarina Nel who is the manager of LLL in the Centre for Student Communities at Student Affairs. We are also joined by Dyllan Mavakla who is a student currently living in a LLL house."
"In July 2008, the Rectorate of Stellenbosch University, Student Affairs and the SRC decided to host an annual prestige event at which students who performed exceptionally in select categories receive recognition. This honour is known as the Rector's Awards for Excellent Achievement. Joining us today to give more information about the awards and application/nomination process is JC Landman, the Communications Coordinator of the Division Student Affairs."
Gender Non-Violence Portfolio
"The month of August is synonymous with Women's Day, which we will be celebrating nationwide tomorrow. This year, a lot of focus has been placed on gender-related matters and gender-based violence in our communities. The Equality Unit within the Centre for Student Counselling and Development has recently established a Gender Non-Violence Portfolio to tackle these matters. Joining us today to give more information about the portfolio is Dr Birgit Schreiber, the Senior Director of the Division for Student Affairs and head of the End Rape Culture Task Team."
"It's the end of August and this time of the year on campus is synonymous with the election of new student leaders. As part of the teaching and learning goals of Stellenbosch University, a lot of effort goes into the training and development of our student leaders. The Division Student Affairs plays a significant role in this process and Centre for Student Leadership and Structure proudly presents SU Leads again this year. Joining us today to give a bit more information about this year's SU Leads is Spurgeon-Haddon Wilson, Programme Manager in the Centre for Student Leadership and Structures."
Suicide Prevention Awareness
"September is a month that is filled with awareness campaigns. On Friday we celebrate Causal Day at Stellenbosch University and we look at different ways in which Disabilities and Access influence the daily lives of people. But later this month, on the 10th of September, it is World Suicide Prevention Day, where we reflect on this difficult matter and learn more about the available support for our community. The Division Student Affairs offers free and confidential sessions where students can speak to psychologist and get support during difficult times. Joining us today to give a bit more information about Suicide Prevention Awareness is Tamsyn Manuel, a Clinical Psychologist in the Centre for Student Counselling and Development."
South African Survey of Student Engagement
"The South African Survey of Student Engagement, or SASSE, is a survey that gathers comprehensive information from universities relating to high-impact experiences and behaviours identified as having an influence on the teaching and learning experience of students. Stellenbosch University is conducting research on student engagement levels and would like to know how you experience your campus. Joining us today to give a bit more information about the survey is JC Landman, Communications Coordinator at the Division Student Affairs."
"During the month of September, Stellenbosch University introduced its' new Disability Access Policy. We also recently celebrated Causal Day and we looked at the different ways in which disabilities and access influence the dasily lives of people and especially students and staff on our campuses. The Division Student Affairs offers various services to students with disabilities, access requirements or special learning need. Joining us today to give a bit more information about these services is Lizelle Ferus, the Inclusivity and Access Support Officer of the Disability Unit in the Centre for Student Counselling and Development and Luigia Nicholas, a student assistant at the Unit."
HOPE Hike HOPE Bike
"Depression is a flaw in chemistry, not character. Depression is not about 'feeling down' and will not disappear by 'just pulling yourself together'. It is a biological illness and as with other medical conditions, it requires treatment. Awareness campaigns help to break the silence around mental illnesses and on 10 October 2018 it is World Mental Health Day and you are invited to join the Centre for Student Communities for the HOPE HIKE and HOPE BIKE to create awareness around mental health. Joining us today to tell a bit more about this event is Bevan Mandy, the prim of Oude Molen."
World Mental Health Day
"Adolescence and the early years of adulthood are a time of life when many changes occur. For many, these are exciting times, but they can also be times of stress and apprehension. In some cases, if not recognised and managed, these feelings can lead to mental health issues. Today is 10 October 2018 and it is World Mental Health Day, so let's explore the topic a bit. Joining us in studio to talk about mental health is Elmarie Kruger, a senior counselling psychologist at the Centre for Student Counselling and Development in the Division Student Affairs."
"With the exams around the corner, it is important that students are mentally and physically ready to handle the volume of work and to approach each test with confidence. Joining us today to give a few tips on how students can achieve this, is Christa Koch, an Educational Psychologist in the Centre for Student Counselling and Development at Student Affairs."
Taking off the Masks
"It is hard enough to deal with challenges like anxiety or losing someone close to you, but feeling that you have to hide what you are going through can be an unnecessary burden and prevent you from seeking help. The Centre for Student Counselling and Development recently launched the Taking Off the Masks initiative – a collaboration with students to share stories that challenge unhealthy ideas about mental health and encourage open conversations about dealing with problems. Joining us today to give more information about this initiative is Liani Joubert, a clinical psychologist in the Centre for Student Counselling and Development at Student Affairs."
Students' Representative Council
"The Students' Representative Council, or better known as the SRC, of Stellenbosch University was recently elected by the three campuses – Stellenbosch, Tygerberg and Saldanha. The new team stepped into office in September. Joining us today to talk about their plans for the year ahead is the Chairperson, Carli van Wyk, and Vice-Chairperson, Alex van Greuning."