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Panel discussion: Healing and memory – Unpacking challenges faced by first-generation university students

​Join us for an in-person panel discussion where we will be discussing the challenges faced by first-generation university students. We'll be focusing on creating a supporting environment, historical trauma and its impact, the role of the educator and support staff, taking ownership of the university environment and experience, and healing from historical trauma. 

Panellists for the discussion are Dr Rose-Anne Reynolds, lecturer in Childhood Studies at the School of Education, University of Cape Town; Fatima Swartz, programme director at the Institute for Healing and Memory; Dr Wilhelm Verwoerd, senior researcher and facilitator at Stellenbosch University's Centre for the Study of Afterlife of Violence and Reparative Quest (AVREQ); and Prince Qengqa, student wellness and leadership development officer, Student Representative Council, Stellenbosch University. 

Date: Thursday 3 August 2023 

Time: 12:30pm – 2pm 

Venue: Library Auditorium, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch Campus  

For more information, contact Luigia Nicholas, Marketing and Training Coordinator at the Disability Unit, at 

The panel discussion is a collaboration between the Disability Unit and Equality Unit.