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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Know your CPUT: Student Learning

Adapting to academic writing and the rigours of university study are rated high on the list of problem areas facing first year students.

The Student Learning unit is a free service offered to all registered CPUT students.

Here students will be coached in the vital practice of academic literacy, study skills, time management, listening and note taking, internet research and question and topic analysis.

Head of Student Learning Dr Nosisana Mkonto says the programme attempts to bridge the gap between school and university and urges all first years to make contact with the unit as soon as possible.

“Many times students will struggle silently and eventually fail. That is not necessary because the problems they face are not unique and we are here to help,” she says.

Other services include:

  • The training of mentors and tutors who are identified by lecturers to assist in a variety of student experiences like settling into residences
  • Mathematics support
  • Workshops on a variety of topics

Email sipoyox@cput.ac.za or collinsj@cput.ac.za to make an appointment.

The unit is open between 8am to 4pm and is located in the E-Learning Centre in Cape Town and in room 1.04 in the IT centre in Bellville.

Written by Lauren Kansley

Tel: +27 21 953 8646
Email: kansleyl@cput.ac.za

Liaises with the media and writes press releases about interesting developments at CPUT.