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Support and services



Counselling

The faculty has a dedicated student counsellor, Nazeema Ahmed, who is a clinical psychologist. She can be contacted on 021 650 2413 or by email.

Mentoring of first-year students

To assist first-year students settle in and to cope with new challenges, the faculty has implemented a system of mentoring of first year students. Each first-year student will be assigned a mentor from their department.

Expect your mentor to meet with you in the first few weeks of term and arrange how additional meetings will take place. A mentor is not a tutor - academic assistance is handled in class or in tutorials by a lecturer or tutor. Your mentor is there for informal support, advice, information and referral. Whether struggling in class or with a personal issue, it is important to speak to someone. Do not leave any difficulties unattended - resolve them as soon as possible.

Disability Service

The UCT Disability Service works to remove any physical, policy, information and attitude barriers that might prevent students and staff from fulfilling their potential. Read more

Student Wellness

The Student Wellness Service offers a comprehensive outpatient health service by both medical practitioners and nurses, who are dedicated to helping students to remain healthy, and to make the correct life choices while pursuing their academic goals. Read more

Careers Service (CS)

The Careers Service aims to promote student awareness of the importance of cultivating career management skills as an integral part of their university learning experience. Read more

UCT Campus Store

UCT Campus Store is the one-stop shop supplying the university community with academic textbooks and stationery. Read more