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Wednesday, 04 February 2015

Know Your CPUT: Student Learning Unit

HELP IS AT HAND: Adapting to university life can be challenging but the Student Learning Unit is there to assist HELP IS AT HAND: Adapting to university life can be challenging but the Student Learning Unit is there to assist

Adapting to university life can be stressful and this year CPUT has a special plan in place to ensure our students achieve maximum success.

The First Year Experience (FYE) is a project aiming to improve student retention and success rates by managing the transition from school to university.Managed by the Student Learning Unit , the FYE is a series of videos, presentations and workshops to address concerns about starting university studies. These focus on soft skills like goal setting, note taking and even financial planning. 

Student Learning offers a range of other services and is free to all registered CPUT students.

Head of Student Learning Dr Nosisana Mkonto 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 offered by the Student Learning Unit include the training of mentors and tutors who are identified by lecturers to assist in a variety of student experiences like settling into residences and Mathematics support.

Workshops on a variety of topics like academic literacy and topic analysis. 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, Lab 2, in Cape Town and 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.